iam 41 , i lost 10kgs. my nasolabeal wrinkles are big and also the ones between my eyebrows. I went to a doc and said i dont need a mini facelift bc my problema is my skin elasticity and would not last long, so they suggest fillers. Is that true or docs want us to use fillers bc finally are more profitable for them?
Do I need I mini facelift? (photo)
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Determining the Facial Procedures Best For You
During your #consultation, your skin texture and elasticity, as well as your underlying skin structure and your facial bone structure will be evaluated. Based on this evaluation, your board certified plastic surgeons will create a custom surgical plan, detailing specific techniques and recommendations to meet your goals. In doing so, he or she should be sure to have a full understanding of what results you expect. If you are not a #candidate, your surgeon can make other suggestions to address your concerns and objectives.
It is possible to #combine #surgeries. In fact, I commonly recommend other procedures to go accompany a facelift, such as blepharoplasty or a midface (cheek) lift, to name a few. The combination of multiple of facial procedures may create an optimal result. The best procedure approach will be discussed in greater detail during your one-on-one #consultation. I invite you to visit PacificCenterPlasticSurgery.com to view a complete list of surgeries commonly performed.
It is extremely important to seek a board certified plastic surgeon highly trained with your desired procedures. I also encourage you to look at before and after photos of the surgeons actual patients. Also, reading patient reviews of those who have had combined surgeries will be beneficial. Gathering all of this information will help you make a well-informed decision.
Addressing Skin Laxity after Weight Loss
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Based solely on your images, you may be a candidate for laser resurfacing (C02), Ultherapy and dermal filler or fat transfer. I do not see obvious jowling at this time that would indicate the need for a facelift. C02 laser resurfacing can take years off by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin as well as reducing the appearance of age spots. Ultherapy is an FDA approved treatment using focused ultrasound that gradually tightens, tones and lifts your skin over a period of 3-6 months. Dermal fillers and fat transfers can assist in filling in your unwanted nasolabial folds. When used in the midface region, dermal fillers/fat transfer can provide structure and support to lift your cheeks to its original position further decreasing NLF.
With so many options available, I recommend consulting with a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Once in office, your surgeon will be able to evaluate your anatomy, discuss your goals and design a customized treatment plan that is unique to your needs.
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Do I need I mini facelift?
Ultherapy for a mini face lift in Los Angeles
Ultherapy is an excellent option for men. A combination of Ultherapy and facial fillers will provide an improvement in the face. Our office specializes in non surgical face lifts and mini lifts.
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