Do I require a facelift for my sagging cheeks? I hate the sagging around my mouth. (Photo)
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Do I require a facelift for my sagging cheeks?
Too early for a facelift
This would probably be better addressed with nonsurgical treatments such as skin tightening devices and injectable fillers. I would recommend consulting with a facial plastic surgeon to determine the best option.
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Do I require a facelift for my sagging cheeks? I hate the sagging around my mouth.
You would be a good candidate for fillers or Ultherapy
Adding volume to your face with dermal fillers is a better option than a facelift.
Sagging cheeks and jowls
Sagging cheeks and jowls
Various options for facelifting and skin texture improvements are available according to the skin laxity and areas of lift or tightening you wish or need. Both surgical and minimally invasive / non-surgical options are listed below.
1.Surgical lifts would be likened to
pulling the bedspread and or top-sheet of your bed up to the head-board and
removing the excess material.
2.Minimally invasive procedures such as fillers provide volume such as adjusting a pillow under the bedspread.
3.Botox and Dysport act by pulling the top-sheet which drags the bedspread upwardly. If the bedspread (or skin) continues to fall to the foot of the bed despite fillers, Botox or Dysport you will need to consider a facelift.
4.Minimally invasive procedures such as Sculptra will firm the bedspread with improvements in folds, lines and wrinkles.
5.Non-invasive options such as laser and light therapies, skin tightening products and technologies perform their tightening and smoothening of the skin similar to sending your bedspread to the dry cleaners. A more refreshed, even colored, glowing smoother and tighter spread covers the surface of the bed.
I hope this has helped.
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Dean Kane, MD, FACS
A facelift would not help you with your concerns.
Thanks for your question. I have to say that in your picture, you look really young. You don't exhibit the skin laxity in the neck and jawline that would be improved by a facelift. For these reasons, I don't believe that a facelift is a good procedure for your concerns. From what you have written it seems that your biggest complaint is about volume loss in the mid face and perioral areas. For young patients, I prefer to use injectible filler to add volume back to the face in strategic ways that fill and lift without making the face look fat or puffy. I would recommend that you find an expert in injectible fillers in your area to see how this minimally invasive modality could alleviate your concerns.
Do I need a facaelift?
In a younger patient it is likely the preference will be for a non surgical options if it will achieve the result desired, and I think this may best suit you. In an older patient the injectable fillers may not be powerful enough to achieve the desired outcome, so surgical facelift may be a better option.
Injectable fillers can be used to reinflate the tissue and this will lift sagging skin to a degree. Thier use needs expertise and a full assessment and this is where you need to start- a full consultation
I hope that is of some help
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