75 year old healthy woman who wants to look younger. Would I be better off with a lower facelift or fillers? (Photo)
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75 year old healthy woman who wants to look younger. Would I be better off with a lower facelift or fillers?
Typically the aesthetic goals would come from a combination of surgery, volume augnmabntion with fillers ot fat augmentation and laser resurfacing.
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Face or Fill
Thanks for posting and your photo. Think you would benefit greatly from a facelift. However you could try PRP with fillers to start and see how you go.
Our Concept Facelift is less invasive than a traditional facelift and there is less scarring, bruising and swelling for a significantly quicker recovery period. This innovative procedure combines the latest surgical techniques with the use of local anaesthetic to dramatically reduce the risks associated with traditional facelifts, while significantly reducing the bruising and downtime of your recovery, from months to a matter of days. This is a combination of a SMAS lift and skin tightening that allows the procedure to have it's longevity without the trauma and invasiveness of a traditional facelift.
There is minimal bruising and swelling, especially when compared to traditional facelifts
As the procedure is performed under local anaesthetic, you can go straight home following the procedure
Full recovery in a matter of days rather than months
Significantly less risk than Facelifts performed under general anaesthetic
Fresh, youthful and long lasting results
PRP is an autologous procedure that involves using the patients own blood to extract plasma and growth factor which is then injected in to the target areas. The PRP stimulates and accelerates skin regeneration and collagen production by the injections of growth factors. PRP injections can also be used in conjunction with dermal fillers if additional volume is required. PRP is selectively and carefully delivered in to specific areas with a series of injections. Before the treatment you should be assessed by an experienced medical professional to see if PRP injections are the right treatment for you. Your specialist will then be able to talk you through he procedure and inform you of what the treatment can achieve.
What Age is Best for a Facelift
A person’s age is best guessed by the appearance of their face. If you feel that your face does not reflect how young you feel inside, you may be a candidate for a facelift. During your #consultation, your skin texture and elasticity, as well as your underlying skin structure and your facial bone structure will be evaluated. Based on this evaluation, your board certified plastic surgeons will create a custom surgical plan, detailing specific techniques and recommendations to meet your goals. In doing so, he or she should be sure to have a full understanding of what results you expect. If you are not a #candidate, your surgeon can make other suggestions to address your concerns and objectives.
Patients who desire facial rejuvenation that is affordable, quick, and effective should consider the Lite-lift™. Like the Life-Style™ facelift, this is a modified facelift, individualized for each patient, that can be performed in the office with a local anesthetic and improve signs of aging around the neck, jawbone and lower face. These procedures are not "Thread-lifts" or "String-lifts". We do not use the "barbed" sutures employed in these other lifting operations. The Lite-lift™ uses longer lasting techniques that are discussed below. Because the incisions are limited, there is less bruising, swelling and healing time for most patients. Many patients can be back to work in one to two weeks looking rested and more youthful.
The best candidates for #LiteLift are non-smoking patients 35-60 years old with early changes of the lower face and the neck. But whose skin has elasticity with well defined bone structure. Older patients who cannot or do not wish to have a longer operation or general anesthetic can be improved with a Lite Lift™.
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Surgical or Non-Surgical Options for 75 Year Old to Look Younger
Facelift and Fillers
Facial Aging and Lasers like Fraxel/Clear + Brilliant, RF like VIVA, Peels, Fillers, Skin Care, Face Lift, Fat Injections
1) face/neck lifting
2) resurfacing laser for improvement in wrinkles and sun spots/photodamage
3) fillers or fat injections to give volume and contour to the face
After which I would maintain yearly with skin tightening and microneedling/PRP/sculptra. Please see an expert in facial sculping. Best, Dr. Emer.
Fillers vs. face lift
All of these signs are present in your face. In order to restore youthful anatomy you will need both lifting and filling. Surgery should include face and neck lift, upper and lower eyelid surgery and placement of fat grafts in multiple areas of your face to compensate for volume loss. You could do all of these procedures in one surgery or you may select to do it in several stages.
Botox and fillers will also achieve significant improvement but not close to face lift. In the long run, considering cost of fillers, face/neck/eyelid surgery with fat grafts is much more economical, predictable and long lasting procedure. For a healthy person of your age it is relatively easy and very safe surgery.
You should consult a board certified plastic surgeon in South Florida with significant experience in facial rejuvenation to discuss your options in details. Good luck.
The answer is facelift
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