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A facelift reduces wrinkles and sagging skin on the face and neck caused by aging or weight loss. The procedure removes excess skin, tightens the underlying muscles, and redrapes the skin in a higher position. The results go beyond what can be expected from wrinkle-fighting injections like Botox. Different types of lifts, such as cheek lifts or mini lifts, address specific concerns.

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58, Praying for a Better Face - Bethesda, MD

Greetings to all you wonderful Real Self-ers. I can’t thank you enough for sharing your experiences and photos. I am addicted to your stories. Perhaps my story will help someone else. I am 58 and hate looking in the mirror. Commuters on trains offer their seats to the elderly - I s... READ MORE

Costa Rica Facelift with Dr Lev and Recovery Plan - Costa Rica, CR

I learned so much by following the Real Self site! Thanks for all for your posts. I thought about this a facelift for so long, even had two estimates on the cost from local plastic surgeons. What held me back was the recuperation time & not knowing what to do & how to do it while... READ MORE

Young at Heart Wanting Young of Face

I have always looked young for my age, that is until about 3 years ago when life, stress and gravity took it's toll. I had my upper eyelids done at that time to repair my droopy eyelids that I felt were a contributing factor to my aging face. It worked but in the fall of 2015 I started to... READ MORE

Dominic Bray made me feel glamorous again! London, GB

I am booked in with Dominic bray next week for a face/ neck lift, temporal brow , & blephoplastry. I work as a fashion stylist & presenter. I'm not a beautiful woman but I am glamorous! I feel old suddenly & I'm worried my work will fade out. We live in an ageist society sadly. Any... READ MORE

Countdown to My Facelift and Upper/Lower Lid Lift - San Diego, CA

Well, I'm nearly a month out from having my facelift. I am ready! I am 55 years old and a professional woman in a male dominated engineering firm. I felt pretty good about my looks but had a bad bout with diverticulitis in 2015 which really knocked me for a loop. I spent 4 days in the hospital... READ MORE

Ok Turning the Big 50 This Year-wanna Have a Fresher Face - Richmond, VA

Im turning 50 this July. I am no stranger to Real Self. I did a mommy makeover in 2011. Im using the same surgeon for my brow, neck, facelift and blepharoplasty. Im worried-I don't want joker lips, and I want to stay true to me. Mainly worried about swelling and bruising- we are travelling a... READ MORE

barbydoll (newer title)

Hoping for dr. harley in the future. still not sure if everything i read is legitimate! i wonder if anyone else has been fence sitting for a long time? it is surely a big decision and i am 70 yrs old! he sure gets some great press here and nothing negative. I'm impressed but still thoughtful.... READ MORE

Terrific Facelift! Great Dr.

I lost 75 lbs and suddenly I had jowls, marionette lines, and everything else that goes with being 56. Dr. Barrett did an awesome job. I don't look "done" just better. I have a neck agin! The puffiness under my eyes is gone. Fat grafting took care of all the lines in my face. I m so happy... READ MORE

3 Year Search and Now Finally Did It! - Houston, TX

I'm 54 have been watching my face head south at an alarming rate. My dark hallow eyes looked tired, and my jowls on an already shallow chin were a new problem. . I'd knew Id have to go for the more long lasting solutions. I starting researching on RealSelf and on other sites, back in 2014 and... READ MORE

Where Did This Long Face Come From?! - London, GB

Hi all, I've been squirrelling into my 'face lift fund' for a while now, expecting to go under the knife at around 60 but post divorce my face suddenly dropped overnight it seemed. I saw a few surgeons before meeting Dominc Bray. As everyone says - he inspires confidence. Face & neck lift is on... READ MORE

Husband and Wife Facelift / Laser Rancho Mirage, CA

I started to notice my neck area around 46 years old with loose skin and recently the jowls area. Over the past 5 years I interviewed plastic surgeons and they all had different opinions of me having a facelift. I did a lot of research and also a person who knows about the skin industry and... READ MORE

Facelift Gone Bad

Sorry but no referral from me. Had facelift and ended up with one ear longer than the other and my pierced earrings went in different directions. Revisions are like pulling teeth - you'll get the yes we will fix it but after two/three tries I am done. He does that purposely to wear you down. ... READ MORE

64 Yo, RN - Costa Rica, CR

Could not afford to look like "Babushka", because I am working nurse. My gratitude to all Doctor Lev team. It was not easy, but I am so glad I did it. And I will do it again if need. Everything is possible. Wish you, Ladies, best luck. And do not be scare. It is also great an opportunity to... READ MORE

54 Years Old Acne Scaring an Jowls

I am a 54 year old lady who as suffered with acne in the past I was left with box scars an rolling scars my confidence had plummeted over the the years an getting older did not help sagging skin mid face an jowls .i decided something had to be done I contacted mr Mahajan at spire hospital ellend... READ MORE

55 Married - Bondi, AU

I hated my face I hated looking into the mirror everyday my family would tell me I didn't need it but I did,I never wanted to look younger I just wanted to look my age 55,my opp went well not a lot of pain just uncomfortable it has only been 6 months dr nettle says it will take 12 months to get... READ MORE

Facelift, neck, upper and lower eyes and fat transfer

I went to see Dr. Rachel in Glenview and schedule procedure in June. I am working and have commitments so it is not easy to find free time and I wanted to have at least 4-6 weeks. Now I am thinking about my eyes since I will be there already and not sure about recovery. any suggestions to do... READ MORE

56 Year Old Wanting to Look Younger!!

I have been reading reviews and researching many procedures. A lot of courageous women on here. I have had one consult so far. It was at Pittsburgh's Upmc clinic. Their hospital fees were very high as they don't have a clinic. I have been considering having my facelift done at New York's Mt.... READ MORE

An Affordable ($3500 total + $200 consultation) Exceptional Facelift - Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC

I knew I couldn't afford $30,000-$40,000 for a facelift and my surgeon who had done liposuction and upper lid blepharoplasty retired. So when I read an article in passing that you could have the Chief Resident (with a LOT of experience doing them-- maybe more than most doctors around) at Mt.... READ MORE

Thrilled with Dr. Harley's Biltmore Lift! - Asheville, NC

I am one week post op from a Biltmore lift with the wonderful Dr. Harley. I lurked on Real Self for a year and gained valuable info from the great community and thought it only fair to return and share my experience. Please bear with me as this is long……… I am 51 years old and always looke... READ MORE

Time to out Myself as a Bray Babe! - London, GB

For any who have followed my saga you will have gathered that I was biding time for a face-lift. I’ve been keeping my cards close to my chest after 2 failed procedures elsewhere (excessive buccal fat extraction leading to premature drooping and failed adequate correction) so I didn’t want to ... READ MORE

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