Mini-facelift or a non-surgical treatment, which would be best for me? (photos)
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Thank you for your question. You appear to have very nice skin, and I doubt you'd be ready for facelifting procedures yet. I think you would get a nice refreshed look by adding some volume to your face (soft tissue fillers, or fat grafting). Yes, the rhinoplasty will also complement these improvements and could likely be done at the same time. Sometimes adding a little fat graft into the chin can give you a subtle augmentation there as well which helps the jaw line look more defined. I'd suggest meeting w/ a plastic surgeon near you. Best wishes.
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Mini facelift or fillers ?
Thank you for your question. As always it's very important to seek a consultation from a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine your best options. In viewing your photographs fillers can be a good option to augment the three folds(nasolabial, marionette, and nasojugal) that you are describing.There a different types of fillers. Some of the most popular are going to be your hyaluronic acid fillers;i.e. Restylane and Juvéderm etc.which typically last a year . These are nonsurgical options . A mini facelift is also a possibility. However, since it is surgery there will be more downtime but longer lasting results . In the end you need to decide if you want a surgical or nonsurgical procedure . Certainly at the consultation your options , expectations , recovery , costs will be discussed . A customized treatment plan will be developed for you at this time .
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Mini-facelift or a non-surgical treatment, which would be best for me?
A weak chin creates an imbalance making the nose appear larger, the mid face top heavy and the lower face look short that de-emphasizes the lips and allows early formation of a double chin. Chin augmentation using a chin implant will add projection to the chin creating harmony and balance to the lower face. I have found that placement of a silastic chin implant, through a small curved incision under the chin (also allows excess skin removal) to be very safe, quick and highly effective.
"Jowls” are sagging facial tissues and an indication for some form of a SMAS facelift. The underlying SMAS layer, of the face, must be dissected, lifted, trimmed and re-sutured (not merely folded or suspended with threads or sutures that will not last). The excess skin is then removed and the facelift incisions closed.
My most popular facelift is the minimally invasive, short incision facelift that has all the benefits of more invasive facelifts (traditional, mid-face, deep plane, cheek lift and subperiosteal facelifts) but with these added benefits:
- very small incisions
- minimal tissue dissection = less bruising and swelling = rapid recovery ( several days instead of weeks or months with the more invasive type facelifts mentioned)
- can be performed in 90 minutes or less, with or without general anesthesia
- no incisions within the hair = no hair loss
- excess fat can be removed
- excess skin removed
- cheeks, chin and jaw line can be augmented with dermal fillers (I prefer Restylane Lyft) or facial implants
- most patients fly back home to parts all over the world in as little as 3 days post-op
Hope this helps.
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