I am interested in doing a Facelift since I lost weight and I already have jowls. I am 47 years old. Any suggestions? (photo)
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Facelift versus minimally or non-invasive options following weight loss
Thanks for sharing your photos! Congrats on your weight loss! Unfortunately, both weight loss and aging affect the appearance of your youthful face.
A facelift will provide you the chance to regain the best youthful facial appearance. It will upwardly redrape the descent of skin and lift the internal soft tissue back to their original positions.
Minimally invasive and non-invasive options are available BUT they will not provide the duration nor the lift and redraping of tissues following a properly performed facelift. Fillers, Botox, Sculptra, ZO Skin Health and now ThermiRF will maintain your investment!
Everyone needs one or more individualized combinations to achieve their optimal result.
Consult with a well versed, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who performs all of these options for your best outcome.
I hope this is helpful. All the best!
Facelift at 47
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One of the most signficant processes in facial aging is the natural loss of volume in the face. Specifically, humans lose volume in specific areas of the face as we age. This is most notable in the area below the lower eyelids called the tear trough depression. Additionally volume is also selectively lost over the apex of the cheeks. These changes result in loss of support to the face and can result in significant aged appearance.
Furthermore, in your particular case, weight loss can accentuate these volume changes with drooping of the natural anatomy of the face.
Consequently, you will require volume restoration of the face to restore a more youthful look. Although this will correct a significant degree of the age related changes, additional benefits can be derived with lifting of the deep structures of the face with a midfacelift. Changes in the neck often necessitate a necklift at the time of facelifting.
Good luck with your procedures!
Face lift - 47 and lost weight
Yes, you seem an excellent candidate for a face lift.
You have good bone structure and you are not overweight.
Discuss the look you want with your surgeon, to see if other procedures (e.g. fat, fillers, Botox) would help you get the look you have in mind.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.