Am I ready for a facelift? (Photo)
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Am I ready for a facelift? Perth, Australia
My philosophy to facial rejuvenation is a staged approach with specific interventions at integral time points.
Wrinkle relaxers and fillers are an important aspect of long term facial rejuvenation and maintenance. A facelift procedure is required when the deep structures have descended and excess face and neck skin cannot be compensated for with fillers or botox. The principle being that you restore the deep structures to their natural position and remove excess skin. This rejuvenates the facial form, turns back the ageing clock and allows you to continue with staged fillers and botox for maintenance. You have clear signs that will benefit from a facelift and you appear to be a good candidate. My advice would be to consider surgical intervention and to seek further consultation with a Specialist Plastic Surgeon to discuss these options.
InstaLift vs FaceLift
Thank you for your photos. A Silhouette InstaLift or Facelift are both good options to consider. Silhouette InstaLift™ is a minimally invasive procedure that is able to target the deeper layers of skin on a patient’s face and neck. This new target area makes the procedure stand out from existing procedures that only treat the surface or outer layers of the skin. A facelift on the other hand is also has its place in facial rejuvenation and gives great results when properly used. After a facelift you will experience some discomfort, bruising, and swelling. The amount and duration of these effects will depend on the amount of lifting necessary, but it sometimes lasts as long as two weeks after surgery. After the first week, though, you will likely be able to return to work and can wear concealing makeup. Results will continue to improve for up to several months after surgery. I recommend getting a in person consultation with a board-certified dermatologist.
Ready for a Facelift?
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Good facelift candidate
Try the HourLift and/or Y-Lift
To Facelift or not to Facelift?
I think people can age gracefully with or without intervention, but if you want to look as youthful as you probably feel, then a very natural, well-done facelift may be in your future. Find a Board certified plastic surgeon who has great looking postop photos and then consult with him/her. A SMAS facelift helps the neck and face tremendously. You are not a good candidate for the so-called liquid facelift.
Best of luck,
Ready for a Facelift?
Am I ready for a facelift
Botox would be helpful
you may also benefit from some fillers by your eyes.
Your neck will not improve with anything less than a full facelift.
see a board certified PS in your area.
david berman md
Liquid Facelift v. Full Facelift
In my humble opinion, I think that you would be dissatified with anything less than a full face and neck lift.
To be sure what is right for you, see two or more experienced, licensed and board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have facelift surgery.
I hope this helps.
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