Should I have facelift? Necklift? or just Blephoplasty? (Photo)
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Facelift, necklift or blepharoplasty
Your pictures are a bit limited, but likely you would benefit from all the procedures you mentioned. If you treat one area of the face it makes sense to treat the others that need rejuvenation as well so that everything stays in harmony. I recommend that you see a board certified plastic surgeon in consultation to get more specific answers to your questions which can best be addressed after a thorough history and examination is performed.
Best of luck to you!
Facelift with blepharoplasty
Prioritizing cosmetic procedures according to visual impact and your priorities. You can set the clock back 10 years or more.
I spend a lot of time talking to my patients. I feel that communication is very important. Many people go to plastic or cosmetic surgeons and their consultations are very short and they get pushed to doing something that they would have done otherwise. They feel that they are pushed without getting proper information. All surgeries have risks and benefits. A detailed discussion of what’s involved, how the procedure is done, where the incisions are placed, why the incisions are placed and what to expect are important things to discuss. Very often, it is the combination of a good discussion, physical examination and review of the doctor’s previous patients to get an idea of what their personal style is. These are the things that are important so that you can make an informed decision.
You could find many doctors who have overlapping concepts in their minds of what a facelift and a necklift are. But in our practice, we define a facelift from the cheek to the jawline and the necklift from the jawline then into the neck. Most of our facial rejuvenation surgeries for people at your stage would be a face and necklift, which can be explained through where the location of the incisions are and the vectors in how things are lifted.
Although it’s your daughter that mentioned the little excess skin at the neck, it’s your personal preference that's important. In our practice, there are patients who are very focused on their eyes. I always say, if someone’s going to do anything on their face in their lifetime related to facial aging, it will be their eyes. The eyes make a very big impact on the facial appearance. That said, when you do the eyes, face and neck lift together, you literally bring back 10 years if not more. You will look really great, but it’s a very subjective thing. You should always think what you want to see change and how motivated you are. You should be ready to make an investment on money, time and the whole process.
In our practice, we have made it a mission to avoid general anesthesia. We feel that people do much better with local anesthesia with LITE™ IV sedation . Our patients recover faster and I feel that I do my surgery better. Again, this is my opinion and this is my experience as a doctor. This is something that our patients have found tremendous appreciation and value. I hope that was helpful, I wish you the best of luck, and thank you for your question.
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Excellent candidate for facelift in blepharoplasty.
A combination approach could make a big difference.
Should I have facelift? Necklift? or just Blephoplasty?
All the procedures you mentioned would benefit your appearance, but also consider a treatment to improve the quality of your skin. However, there are many factors to consider before moving forward with one or all four. How much or how little to do is dependent on your health, downtime limitations, what you want to experience, the results you are seeking as well as cost. All issues that can be discussed during a consultation with your surgeon.
I hope this helps.
Great candidate for facial rejuvenation
Many patients choose to complete these procedures at the same time to reduce cost and have only one down time. These procedures can be safely done together to give a very nice outcome while still keeping a very natural, rejuvenated look.
Facelift or Eyelift
Remember that this is your face. Take your time searching for the right plastic surgeon for you