Will I be refused a mini face lift at 26?
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Mini face lift expectations
Thanks for your question. It would have to be a unique case for me to offer a facelifting procedure to someone as young as you. I would bet that you could achieve a nice improvement through non-surgical methods such as fillers and laser-resurfacing technology. I'd suggest meeting w/ a trusted plastic surgeon near you for options. Best wishes.
Ideal Age to Consider Your Facelift Options
A #facelift is a surgical procedure designed to smooth and remove major folds, wrinkles and excess skin around the #neck and #jawline; which form on our faces with age. Gravity, sun damage, smoking, living in a dry climate, and a variety of factors contribute to the aging process of our faces. The best candidates for facelifts such as #LiteLift are patients 35-60 years old with early changes of the lower face and the neck.
It is important to understand that facelifts are not intended to remove fine wrinkles. A facelift which removes every line and fold would be too aggressive resulting in an unnatural result. Fine lines and #wrinkles are better addressed by non-invasive skin treatments such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion, which we also offer at our office.
At this point and your age, you may not be a #facelift candidate. However, there are many other cosmetic options to accomodate your goals at your age all while providing great results. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon or their licensed esthetic staff to learn more about treatments best for you.
Mini facelift at 26
Thank you for your question. Typically someone 26 years old would not be a candidate for a mini facelift. However Sn examination would be in order to determine whether a surgical or non-surgical procedure would be the optimal treatment for you. There are many noninvasive treatments to assist with volume loss in the face such as fillers and fat grafting.Typically , when you add volume to the face it provides a much more youthful image . If you have a moderate amount of skin laxity , jowls , and deep nasolabial folds a mini face lift may be the answer to your concerns . Definitely a consult with a board certified plastic surgeon is recommended .
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Will I be refused a mini face lift at 26?
Following the beauty principles outlined in my book on face and body beauty, women look the most feminine, youthful and attractive with heart shaped faces. Heart shaped faces have cheeks that are full and round in the front. Cheek augmentation with a dermal filler or using cheek implants for a permanent enhancement will create full, round cheeks that will feminize the entire face.
If the chin is weak, this 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.
If you have "jowls” these 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.
Facelift at 26
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