51 yr old. I want to look younger with a revision face and neck lift, not just "refreshed" (Photo)
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About Facial Rejuvenation with Lite-lift™
Patients who desire facial rejuvenation that is affordable, quick, and effective should consider the Lite-lift™. The LiteLift™ is an innovative facelift developed by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Larry Nichter and myself which benefits many male patients. The goal of the #LiteLift is to provide a less invasive natural looking option for both men and women desiring to refresh their appearance with less downtime and risks. The LiteLift® is a “real” facelift, which does address the underlying muscle, tissue and overlying skin.
The technique requires limited incisions and takes a vertical lifting approach, in contrast to the traditional facelift, which requires extensive incisions and lifts or pulls the face towards the ears horizontally. The modern techniques used allow us to perform most LiteLift® procedures in the office under local anesthesia. Also, removing the risk of general anesthesia opens the door for more people to pursue facial surgery. All too often people do not move forward with undergoing the desires facelift surgery due to their overwhelming fear of the risks associated with general anesthesia.
This is a modified facelift that can be performed in the office with a local anesthetic and improve signs of aging around the neck, jawbone and lower face. These procedures are not "Thread-lifts" or "String-lifts". We do not use the "barbed" sutures employed in these other lifting operations. The Lite-lift™ uses longer lasting techniques that are discussed below. Because the incisions are limited, there is less bruising, swelling and healing time for most patients. Many patients can be back to work in one to two weeks looking rested and more youthful.
The best candidates for #LiteLift are non-smoking patients 35-60 years old with stable skin elasticity, well-defined bone structure but showing early changes of the lower face and the neck. Older patients who cannot or do not wish to have a longer operation or general anesthetic can be improved with a Lite Lift™. All in all, Lite Lift™ surgery is individualized for each patient.
Facelift with fat grafting
You would have to be very careful to not get your midface/cheek overgrafted. In your smiling view, you are already apple cheeked. I would start your fat grafting laterally over your zygoma first. As a trial you could use 1-2 syringes of voluma or a one year filler, to see the facial thinning aspect of high zygoma augmentation, but this would last two years.
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Good candidate for face and neck lift
Facelift #fatgrafting #cosmeticsurgery
Thank you for your questions and photos !! You should be able to achieve the result you are looking for- you need deep layer reshaping, fat grafting to the jawline, removal of excess fat and redraping of your skin - THE 3 R's
With Warm Regards
Trevor M Born MD
Be careful what you wish for! Gland resection during facelift revision.
Aesthetically, many patients who have aggressive neck work look very 'stringy' in their necks, no longer soft and feminine.
Make sure your surgeon has vast experience with revision facelifts, and is realistic about your expectations, as this next step will be very critical for you.
Don't have an overly aggressive surgery and end up looking odd.
When having secondary facial procedures
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