Surgical or non-surgical, very confused: blephoraplasty, facelift, fraxel, injectables or a combination?(photos)
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Surgical or Nonsurgical- Either Could Be a Good Option
Face lift? If not, what?
- Neither injectables, nor Fraxel nor any other office treatment can produce the results of a face lift and lower lid blepharoplasty.
- Nor can they produce permanent results.
- With loose skin and excess low lid fat, your best result will be a face/neck lift and blepharoplasty.
- Injectables will help to maintain the result by filling areas that surgery can't improve or adding volume as facial fat absorbs over time.
Many options for rejuvenation
great question! There are many options from which to choose in your case. I would try fillers first and see if that gives you the results you desire. If it does, great! If not, you consider subtle eyelid surgery and cheek neck lift.
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Surgery is the gold standard
Hello:Thank you for your question. We certainly have a lot of noninvasive options today. Ultherapy for the neck, combined with fillers such as Voluma for the cheeks, Kybella to reduce fat under the chin, botox for wrinkles, and finally lasers and light based treatments for the skin.But surgery (facelift + neck liposuction + blepharoplasty) will give you the best and most long lasting results, without question. Surgical results typically last for 10 years, and studies have shown that the earlier you have facial rejuvenation surgery, the longer it lasts and the better you will look. And I think your age is ideal. Keep in mind also, that you may still want to visit your dermatologist for some "upkeep" after the surgery - such as botox and lasers.I would recommend getting a consultation with doctors who specialize in noninvasive treatments, and with at least 3 surgeons who specialize in facelifts. Weigh your options and make an educated decision. Best of luck!
Naturally there are so many options that it is easy for someone to get confused. The advice I would give to you really is to find a very reputable facial rejuvenation specialist and get their opinion. Most reputable surgeons will recommend a customized approach to rejuvenation and sometimes it does include a combination of therapies which may or may not include surgical and non-surgical options. For example, if someone has very wrinkled skin a lifting procedure may not necessarily address the wrinkling. And if someone has a considerable amount of volumetirc loss a lifting procedure would not address that. For this reason many doctors will combine procedures to address rejuvenation in the most natural way possible.
Surgery vs. Non-Surgical Options
Find the right surgeon
See the below link on some suggestions on finding the most qualified Plastic Surgeon for a consult.
surgical lower blepharoplasty and face lift procedure
Surgical or non-surgical facial rejuvenation? Age 45
Jon A Perlman M.D., FACS
Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
ABC-TV Extreme Makeover Surgeon
Beverly Hills, California
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