TROY, Mich., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifestyle Lift® founder and Chairman Dr. David M. Kent won the Ernst & Young 2012 Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award for Michigan and Northwest Ohio. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Dr. David Kent along with his wife Linda founded Lifestyle Lift®, the largest facial rejuvenation practice with over 50 centers in the United States. Dr. Kent is known for pioneering the use of local anesthesia in less invasive facial rejuvenating procedures. He revolutionized the delivery of healthcare with a business model that has significantly reduced the cost of facial cosmetic surgery, making it more affordable and available for everyday people who want to look as young as they feel. Founded in 2001 in Troy, MI, Lifestyle Lift® doctors have performed over 150,000 facial rejuvenation procedures. In 2011, Lifestyle Lift performed almost 22,000 procedures.
"It is an honor to be named Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year. All individuals nominated are highly regarded for their success and desire to give back to our community and I am proud to be recognized among them," said Dr. Kent.
After earning a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan–Dearborn, Dr. David Kent earned his medical degree from Michigan State University. He completed his General Surgery internship and residency in Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery) at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, MI, and is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology, with a specialty in Facial Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Now in its 26th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, Michael Dell of Dell Inc., Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, Fred Smith of FedEx, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, and many more. This unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.
About Lifestyle Lift®
Lifestyle Lift® and its experienced doctors have helped over 150,000 men and women look and feel younger. Based in Troy, Michigan, Lifestyle Lift® operates and manages over 50 surgical, consultation and affiliated offices across the country, with 70 board-certified (or board-eligible) physicians who specialize in facial and neck procedures.
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