Is a face lift right for me? (photos)
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Looking aged at 25
- Your photo is very helpful - you certainly are lovely and do not need a face lift.
- In my experience, young people can be taken for older for various reasons based entirely on how they dress, look and speak.
- In LA for instance, any woman your age who doesn't dress like a teenager is 'old'.
- In Atlanta, bright colors mean 'young'.
- Your headgear is adorable - and so is your hair - but it might not be the young Miami look.
- what about finding a stylist at a shop that targets young people in Miami and ask for help getting into the youthful Miami look.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes
You may be a better candidate for nonsurgical cosmetic treatments.
While age should not be the primary concern when thinking about getting a facelift, the 20s is typically too young.
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Is a face lift right for me?
I would not recommend a facelift for you. The picture you showed is not ideal for assessing someone for a facelift because you are smiling. However, there is no appreciable loose skin, and you do not have the face of a 40 year old. I would recommend you consult with a facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon to go over what bothers you and determine the best course of action. At your age the use of fillers and Botox is more common than a surgical procedure.
I hope this helps and good luck.
Facelift vs non-surgical options
There are effective non-surgical options for you. I would recommend Ulthera if you are looking for something with no downtime, or Profound if you could tolerate some downtime. Ulthera is an ultrasound based energy that heats the underlying tissue and stimulates collagen in response. Profound is a radio frequency microneedling device that allows for the creation of Elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid and hence restores some of the lost elasticity in the face. It has more visible downtime with the possibility of some swelling and bruising that diminishes in about a weeks time.
Dermal fillers may also give you more cheek (mid face) definition and soften the jowls to a lesser degree than surgery, but create a nice contrast. Adding fillers to the parenthesis lines can also make a tremendous difference to softening some of the facial shadows and create a more youthful appearance.
I would visit with a board certified plastic surgeon who has the portfolio of non-surgical options in your area who can help explain the treatment options for you and the limitations of each option, both surgical and non-surgical.
Thank you for your question.
I'd recommend booking a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or a Dermatologist to discuss non-surgical options.
Too Young for a Facelift
Mistaken for 40
Too young for facelift?
Thank you for your question. At 25, I would not expect you to have enough sagging to warrant a facelift. Based on your photos, you may have some midface volume loss or flattening genetically that can make you look older that might benefit from other procedures such as injectables or fat transfer. I would recommend consultation with a facial plastic surgeon to discuss what option is best for you.
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