Is a Facelift right for me at 40? (photos)
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Is a #facelift indicated for loose skin at 39 year old?
Although young, there is so much botox and filler can lift and pull. I see your neck muscles have detached already and started to hang down (likely a genetic component here at 39).
Repairing and reposition the anterior neck muscle followed by a lift around the ears would likely benefit you. A SMAS lift (2 layer) would be advised for a longer-lasting facelift result.
You might consider adding some fat grafting to your face as fuller cheeks can rejuvenate a face nicely.
I would also consider a small or medium chin implant to help the neck and also harmonize with the rest of your face.
Hope this helps!
Dr. Marc DuPere, Toronto Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon
39 YO Considerind a facelift
- From your photographs it appears a facelift is indicated as your aging emphasises the loose neck jowls and midface sag.
- The procedure requires a commitment of about 2 weeks to recuperate but if healthy you can have the surgery as an outpatient and return home to New Zealand in 2 weeks.
- Time to forget about fillers and Botox and commit to surgical facial rejuvenation.
Fillers Can Only Do So Much; Facelift Sounds Appropriate
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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.
Patients who desire facial rejuvenation that is affordable, quick, and effective should consider the Lite-lift™. Like the Life-Style™ facelift, 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 patients 35-60 years old with 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™. Lite Lift™ surgery is individualized for each patient. The best candidates for Lite Lift™ surgery have a face and neck line beginning to sag, but whose skin has elasticity and whose bone structure is well defined and do not smoke.
This procedure involves smaller incisions and is less aggressive than a traditional facelift.
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