Am I too young to get a mid facelift? I'm an entertainer in a business heavily based on my looks. (photo)
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Mid-face lift at 31?
A mid-face lift focuses on the upper, not lower, face.
Your concerns are of the lower face - and yes, you have some early changes that would merit some form of lower face and neck lift, probably.
A full examination by a plastic surgeon is necessary to see what best for you.
The changes suggest that you may have been in the sun a lot, or be a smoker.
If either is the case, really really avoid the sun and work on becoming and ex-smoker.
Be sure to see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Here’s hoping you find this helpful. Have a great day!
Am I too young to get a mid facelift? I'm an entertainer in a business heavily based on my looks.
There is no "correct" age to have a facelift. Everyone ages at a different rate. You should consider a limited variation of a facelift when what they see in the mirror does not match what you feel on the inside, when you have a support structure in place to facilitate a comfortable recovery, and when you are confident you are doing this for yourself and not to please others.
If you are not physically or emotionally ready for a facelift, there are non-invasive and less-invasive procedures to rejuvenate your face such as supervised skin care, chemical peels, temporary injectable fillers or lon-lasting micro-fat grafts, skin-tightening procedures, and Dysport or Botox. They do have their place in the appropriate patient butdo not produce the same long lasting natural appearance that is can be achieved with a natural appearing artistically performed facelift by an expert experienced plastic surgeon.
Keep in mind, that following the exact advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you what to do based on seeing 2 dimensional photos and without examining you, physically feeling the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history, and discussing the pros and cons of the proposed operative procedure may not be in your best interest. I would suggest you find a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
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Age is just a number- it does not define you.
When we refer to what is known as the traditional facelift procedure, it usually implies a surgical procedure that addresses the signs of aging of the lower face and neck only- jowls, lower nasolabial folds, Marionette lines and sagging skin of the neck. A Mid- facelift addresses the sagging of the cheeks and prominent lower eyelid bags/ deep lower eyelid- cheek grooves. I cannot tell from your pictures if you need a midface lift because I cannot see that part of your face. Your Marionette lines do not look that severe so some fillers or fat transfers may suffice. It is also difficult to tell from your pictures but your jowls do not look prominent either but your nasolabial folds do look prominent and you have some laxity of your neck skin. I would recommend you be evaluated in person to see if you may benefit from either a full facelift or mini- facelift as well as fat injections to your nasolabial folds.
Age, fillers, facelift
Age does not define the parameters for facelift, but I really think you could achieve wonderful results with volume replacement. (It's also worth noting that the facelift alone does not specifically target marionette lines.)
For you, I would recommend fat grafting--I think it achieves a natural, lasting result. Fillers also can do this. Both options are good for you.
You will still be able to move your face after all these things. The goal is to look natural and beautiful.
It's good that you are considering the "risk" of working on your face--at any age. But I think that volume replacement isn't too risky in this context. It is all reversible (in fact, if you choose fillers, you will have to keep them up as the hyaluronic acid slowly becomes absorbed.) The main risk is temporary bruising, or feeling like your overall goals haven't been achieved immediately. Both these things are easily addressed.
Best of luck!
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