I am 37 years old and starting to show real signs of aging. My cheeks seem to be falling. I have deep nasal labial folds and a sagging chin. I have never had surgery and since I live in South East Asia, I will need to get it in Thailand or somewhere near. I am not sure which procedure to choose. Do you think I need a chin implant, mid face lift, lower face lift, neck lift, or a combination of procedures?
Face Lift, Neck Lift or Chin Implant? (photo)
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Facelift, neck lift, or chin implant
A chin implant and neck lift is all that would be required at age 37. Most patients do not need a facelift at age 37. The best way to improve the jawline is to put a small chin implant in to give more chin projection and width to the perimandibular area. Fat removal with a neck lift will also accentuate the jaw line. The neck lift will remove fat from both above and below the platysmal muscle and then a platysmaplasty is performed all at the same time. Expect 2 weeks of bruising and swelling. Fascia grafts can be harvested from inside the neck and inserted through the nasolabial folds to improve that area if needed.
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Treatment for Sagging Cheeks and Nasolabial Folds
Sagging face and lack of definition.
Sagging face and lack of definition with jowls and under developed chin requires a chin implant with full faclift which includes the neck. See an experienced surgeon--it is your face!
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