Can 86 year old woman have some facial surgery to make wrinkles visable
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Wrinkle Reduction in Elderly
86 year old wanting facelift surgery
Facial wrinkles can be treated with a number of approaches, ranging from injection of "fillers", to laser resurfacing, to surgical "tightening" of the skin of the face and neck. Without photos, it is difficult to recommend which course would be best for you. However,
mere age is not the primary determining factor--if a person is healthy and active in their 80's, they can still have facelift surgery safely (especially when done with sedation, under local anesthesia, instead of taking the risk of undergoing a general anesthesia). Talk with a board-certified plastic surgeon about your options, and best wishes!
James H. Scheu, M.D.
Surgery to remove wrinkles
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AGE 86 IS JUST A NUMBER
Age may be just a number, but it is a general reflection of the body's ability to heal following surgery. I recommend consulting with a plastic surgeon who will evaluate your overall health status for procedures, and recommend procedures (surgical or nonsurgical) which may help you out and are safe.
Dr. Michael Epstein
MAE Plastic Surgery
Face lift in late age
Can an 86 year old lessen her wrinkles using surgery?
If you are asking if you're too old for surgery, this depends on your state. If you are healthy, mobile, active and can obtain medical clearance, you most definitely can have surgery, if indicated. I have safely performed facelift surgery in many patients who are in their 80's.
Can 86 year old woman have some facial surgery to make wrinkles less visible.
I have performed facelifts for over 30 years and have performed many minimally, invasive type facelifts. Following the beauty principles outlined in my book on face and body beauty, women look the most feminine, youthful and attractive with heart shaped faces. Heart shaped faces have cheeks that are full and round in the front. Cheek augmentation with a dermal filler or using cheek implants for a permanent enhancement will create full, round cheeks that will feminize the entire face.
If you have "jowls” these are sagging facial tissues and an indication for some form of a SMAS facelift. 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, deep plane, cheek lift 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 Restylane Lyft) or facial implants
- most patients fly back home to parts all over the world in as little as 3 days post-op
Hope this helps.
Improve wrinkles at age 86?
- If you are healthy, you can have anything from a face and neck lift - to skin creams -
- And everything in-between - e.g. peels, lasers, microneedling.
- I have done all of these in women in their 80s - your age is not an obstacle as long as you are healthy.
- So find a plastic surgeon you like and make a plan that suits you!
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Options for facial rejuvenation in your 80's
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