I'm 44 years old & I'm planning to do nefertiti or silhouette lift. Which is the best? (Photo)
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I'm 44 years old & I'm planning to do nefertiti or silhouette lift.
Thank you for your question, A well performed facelift should give you a neck some result in the neck as well as reposition the fat of the midface and malar area to a more youthful position.
What type of lift?
Consult with a Board Certified Fellowship Trained Facial Plastic Surgery Specialist.
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Face and neck lift
Treating a heavy neck
Neck laxity with adiposity (fatty tissue)
Nefertiti or silhouette lift
- Your photo suggests that your problem is the neck with excess fat, excess skin and perhaps some looseness of the lower face.
- A nefertiti lift uses Botox to relax and reshape the face. It will no nothing for you.
- The silhouette lift uses suspension sutures to lift the face - this was a fad in the 1990s. Results are unpredictable and usually do not last. Even if it works, it will not improve your neck.
- Your photo suggests that you should see a qualified surgeon to discuss a surgical lift of the neck and possibly the lower face as well.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.
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I'm 44 years old & I'm planning to do nefertiti or silhouette lift. Which is the best?
If you have "jowls" this is sagging facial tissues and an indication for some form of a facelift, not Cheek Augmentation. I have performed many Cheek Augmentations over the past 30 years and the notion that Cheek Implants or dermal fillers to the cheeks will lift tissues is an urban myth. Filler to the cheeks or cheek implants will not lift up the jowls. The underlying SMAS layer, of the face, must be dissected, lifted, trimmed and re-sutured (not merely folded or suspended with threads or sutures that will not last). The excess skin is then removed and the facelift incisions closed.
My most popular facelift is the minimally invasive, short incision facelift that has all the benefits of more invasive facelifts (traditional, mid-face and subperiosteal facelifts) but with these added benefits:
- very small incisions
- minimal tissue dissection = less bruising and swelling = rapid recovery
- can be performed in 90 minutes or less, with or without general anesthesia
- no incisions within the hair = no hair loss
- excess fat can be removed
- excess skin removed
- cheeks, chin and jaw line can be augmented with dermal fillers (I prefer Perlane) or facial implants
- most patients fly back home to parts all over the world in as little as 3 days post-op
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