40 Year Male Here Thinking About a Facelift. Is It the Right Time? (photo)
- Asked by bobbyo
- 1 year ago
Hi would love advice about whether I need to go under and have some work done to my face. I feel as if I'm looking tired all the time and my face is starting to sag. I can also see that my face is not symmetrical. I know that now one has a symmetric face, but want some advice. Thanks for your assistance
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Too young for a facelift- but many surgical & non-surgical options to rejuvenate "tired look"
In reviewing your pictures,my suggestion is to hold off on facelift surgery at this point.
To improve your facial symmetry, you could consider one of the less invasive treatments such as Sciton's SkinTyte treatments to tighten the skin in both the face and the neck. This would not only improve the facial symmetry, but it would also improve the early skin laxity that is beginning to develop in your neck.
A very different approach that you might consider to address your concerns is chin augmentation surgery. By placing a properly sized and shaped chin implant, the symmetry of your face could be improved, the blunting of the angle below your chin, known as the submental angle, and the fullness in the area under the chin would all be improved. An improvement in this whole region could be accomplished in this way, without the need for additional liposuction.
There is some flattening of your mid-facial region. Although it is quite mild, it may be what is making you look tired. In order to address this, a temporary solution would be to use an injectable tissue filler - sometimes referred to as a "liquid facelift". This inexpensive, temporary solution would be an excellent way to see if this deficiency is contributng to your tired look. A more permanent solution could be accomplished later.
If you'd like to go straight to a more permanent solution in this area, cheek implants or a cheek lift could be considered to address this area.
Of course a detailed, in-person consultation would give you an opportunity to discuss these different options and how they would apply to you, in further detail.
You have many options to address your concerns.
I feel you are too young for a facelift. The change will not be very significant and would not be worth the cost or the scars involved. Save your money!
Web reference: http://edelsonplastic.com/face/facelift/
Too young for a facelift?
I don't think a facelift would be the right procedure for you at this point. You are still young, and the laxity in the neck is minimal. I think your best option would be neck liposuction which can be performed quite easily and will have little downtime. With young, elastic skin, the result can be very good. A small chin implant could be considered at the same time if you want more jaw definition.
-Dr. Jamil Asaria, FACE Toronto
A male facelift is more difficult than in a female for the simple fact that an aggressive lift will, in general, feminize the face. Looking at your pictures I would recommend some liposuction and perhaps some fillers and Botox. A single procedure is not a magical event. Sometimes less is more. You have a lifetime to keep your self looking good.
Talmage Raine MD FACS
40 year old male here thinking about a facelift. Is it the right time?
Hello, in reviewing your photos I do not feel that a facelift is indicated for you at this time. I advise you to have some submental liposuction as well as sculpting of your jawline at this time. I am certain that you will be very please with your results. It is premature for you to have a facelift, you will not benefit enough from the procedure at this time. It would be best for you to schedule a consultation with a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon. Good luck to you.
After 40 begin slowly with conservative surgery after the 55 begin agressive ivasive surgery
i would suggest to begin with plastma and fat injection and avoiding invasive surgery , perhaps eyebrowns lifting trough upper frontal plication, perhaps some fat excision at chin and some botox at exteernal palpebral that would be whole you need
When IS the 'Right Time' for a Facelift or Other Procedures?
As any experienced surgeon will tell, there is no real answer to this question. The time to proceed with surgery depends on the individual. Age actually has less of a part in the equation than do genetics, health, weight changes, sun damage throughout life, and your specific goals. Today, in the modern age of Facial Plastic Surgery, there are various Surgical and Non-Surgical procedures available to patients. When I discuss options with patients, we talk about 'Prevention vs. Correction' - both elements apply to everyone, but the emphasis can vary. In some patients that are earlier in the aging process, we may discuss procedures that 'prevent' loosening of the skin from happening as soon is it otherwise might (techniques like Laser Resurfacing, Laser Liposuction, non-invasive Skin Tightening, and others) compared to patients that present to us later in the aging process, when more invasive approaches may be used to 'correct' the noticeable loose skin (as with face and neck lifts).
It is really best to discuss with your Facial Plastic Surgeon, and it is always smart to come have an exam and consult to learn more about your options.
40 year old male facelift
Based on your comments and photos, I would urge caution in having a facelift. If you think that your neck is a bit full , perhaps liposuction of the neck might make some difference. A facelift involves incisions around the ears and a shifting of the facial hair. Scars from even a " mini lift" can be detectible in men with short hair and there has to be a positive trade off. If you like the way you look in the mirror when pulling the skin of your cheeks upward and backward , I might think otherwise. You concerns are best addressed by an in person consultation.
Right time for facelift
Thank you for the question and the photos. Generally speaking, there is no right time for facelift. What you need to do is define your concerns and what you want to achieve. You mention"tired look" and the photos do show excess skin in the upper lids. Upper lid blepharoplasty will give a fresher look and more sparkle. There are time changes in your neck and the treatment will depend on examination findings. You couls also benefit from non surgical modalities.
What you need is a an in person consultation with a plastic surgeon. during the consultation, you need to be very clear about your hopes. Best wishes.
Face lift at 40 ?
40 is an early age for face lift, however at times due to life style, sun exposure and genetics surgery might be indicated. In your case, based on your pictures , I will not recommend a face lift. There are other procedures that will make you look younger and uplift your spirit. In that regard my recommendation to you are as follows : Upper and lower blepharoplasty ( eye lid tuck ), liposuction of neck and platysmorrhaphy ( removal of fat from under the neck muscles and tightening of the muscles ) . You might consider also Restylane to the nasolablial folds and Botox to the laugh lines.
Be sure to select a board certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in facial surgery.
Best of luck,
Web reference: http://widderplasticsurgery.com
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