Dr. Earl Bryant, founder of Physician Transformations and master of the No Cut Chin Lift, helps patients reclaim a youthful appearance
by Phil Gianficaro

It’s inevitable: Youth gives way to age, if not in spirit then at least in body. This is perhaps most apparent in a person’s face—the skin around the eyes, the corners of the mouth and especially the chin and neck. Over time, people notice the sharpness of the jaw line beginning to soften and sag into pouch-like jowls, and the tautness of the neck surrenders to gravity’s relentless pull.

You try to stem the tide with diet and exercise, special creams and lotions, even seemingly magical potions. Nothing, however, seems to have a measurable effect. Major surgery to correct the issue is out of the question, so you simply sigh and pray an alternate solution falls into your lap.

Then you discover Physician Transformations LLC in Newtown Square and realize its founder, Earl M. Bryant, D.O., might have found the solution you’ve been seeking.

Dr. Bryant, a former emergency physician who is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is an associate of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, is among the region’s most experienced and respected practitioners of the No Cut Chin Lift. Additionally, he is an associate of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Liposuction Surgery. He has performed hundreds of these minimally invasive procedures since founding Physician Transformations in 2008, helping patients who want to eliminate the double chin, jowls and/or the sagging skin commonly referred as turkey neck.

Utilizing FDA-approved laser technology and specialized instruments as fine as a strand of uncooked angel hair pasta, Dr. Bryant is able to remove fat and tighten skin in a 45-minute, in-office procedure. Furthermore, the procedure enables patients to attain the results they seek without having to undergo general anesthesia or the cutting of skin, also forgoing any scarring or lengthy recovery periods. Rather, patients receive oral medication to relax, with a local infusion of anesthesia, and they remain awake for the duration of what is essentially a painless procedure.

Another remarkable benefit: Patients realize immediate and noticeably effective results.

“The No Cut Chin Lift is a minimally invasive procedure,” Dr. Bryant says. “I make a pinhole incision under the chin area; it’s the size of a freckle. I then go under the skin to laser the underside of the skin for five or 10 minutes with the SmartLipo laser. This process both liquefies the fat and stimulates collagen production, which serves to tighten the skin. Once the fat is liquefied, I gently suction out the melted fat. By liposculpting the chin and neck areas, I am able to remove fat, tighten loose skin, and restore the jawline.”

When patients meet Dr. Bryant for a face-to-face consultation to discuss the No Cut Chin Lift, they meet someone who is genuinely concerned about remedying patients’ dissatisfaction with their appearance. During a consultation appointment, Dr. Bryant assesses whether the patient is a good candidate for the procedure, explains to the patient exactly what the procedure entails, shows the patient before-and-after pictures of prior patients with similar facial structures, and answers all of the patient’s questions.

“I show the patient in a mirror what we might achieve,” he says, “and then I allow them to decide.”

Patients of all ages choose the No Cut Chin Lift, Dr. Bryant suggests, though most are in their late 30s or older because, as he says, “that’s when people notice their body change.”

“As you get older, you develop more skin laxity; it’s not the same as when you were in your 20s,” he adds. “You notice skin sagging, drooping. Those are typical patients, but I’ve also had patients come in for this in their late-70s and, believe it or not, an 80-year-old patient.”

Even someone as expert in the field of aesthetic medicine as Dr. Bryant is amazed at the progress science has made in this medical subspecialty.

“When liposuction was a developing cosmetic procedure in the early days, the procedure was more traumatic,” Dr. Bryant says. “Patients were admitted to a hospital overnight, placed under general anesthesia and had to have blood transfusions because so much blood was lost during surgery.

“As technology progressed, we found better ways of doing things: smaller tools, less trauma, less bleeding, more patient tolerance, less downtime,” he continues. “To watch the progression—from an aggressive form done only in a hospital, to a minimally invasive procedure where patients hardly need anything other than a post-op visit and routine follow-up—is amazing.”

Besides the No Cut Chin Lift, Physician Transformations offers the full gamut of services and procedures, including liposuction, liposculpture and laser body sculpting, as well as CoolSculpting, facial rejuvenation and fractional CO2 laser resurfacing. Other services include dermal fillers, Botox injections and even hormone replacement therapy. However, Dr. Bryant cites the No Cut Chin Lift as one of his favorite procedures, mainly because of the “wow effect” patients experience at the procedure’s conclusion.

“[Patients] notice the difference in their appearance immediately,” he says. “You can transform someone’s body, and they’re appreciative. But when you transform someone’s face, to see them so happy they cry, to be able to make that kind of a difference in their lives, is extremely gratifying.”

Because of Dr. Bryant’s experience as an emergency physician with specialty training in cosmetic surgery, he believes Physician Transformations is able to offer patients a level of experience, safety and skill that other practices cannot match. Additionally, both Dr. Bryant and his staff pride themselves on the care and individualized attention provided to every patient.

“We genuinely care about our patients and make sure they know they can count on us to be there for them before, during and after the procedure,” he says.

Dr. Bryant, who is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and Florida, is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and an associate of both the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society of Liposuction Surgery. He is also a luminary for Cynosure lasers, which manufactures the SmartLipo laser and is an industry leader in laser training and manufacturing.

Following his training, Dr. Bryant became one of the first physicians in Delaware County to use the revolutionary combination of SmartLipo and VASER LipoSelection for fat removal and skin tightening. Both he and his patients were extremely satisfied with the body contouring and tightening results—helping patients look their best while maintaining a natural appearance—achieved by this cutting-edge combination. His skill at combining art and science can be seen in both the quality of the results he is able to deliver and in the exceptional feedback offered by patients.

“I think one of the biggest reasons I went from working in an ER to transitioning to this specialty was that treating disease became very taxing emotionally,” Dr. Bryant says. “It was a significant shift, from treating disease to helping patients enhance their inner self. Now, I’m helping people transition to a happier place in their lives.”

Dalia, office manager at Physician Transformations, says she has received countless phone calls from patients who are immensely satisfied at how their lives changed for the better as a result of the No Cut Chin Lift.

“Patients often call us after the procedure to say that they feel younger, more attractive and more confident,” she says. “Where they used to hate looking in the mirror or having their picture taken, they now feel comfortable in their own skin and are so thrilled that this procedure took only 45 minutes. The only complaint I ever hear from patients about this procedure is that they wish they had done the procedure sooner.”

Patients have many options for choosing a skilled aesthetic physician, so why choose Physician Transformations? Dr. Bryant offers a simple but important answer: experience and unparalleled results.

“I’ve been doing this since 2008, and I’ve learned a lot along the way,” he says. “We’ve perfected the procedure over time. It takes a certain amount of time to understand the nuances of the procedure to get the very best result possible. And we do.”

Physician Transformations LLC
17 Bishop Hollow Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073

Photograph by Jody Robinson