Am I a good candidate for facelift? Or would I benefit better from other options? (Photo)
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Candidate for Volume Loss Replacement through Fat Transfer or Dermal Fillers
Facelift does not appear to be a good option for you. Replacing volume loss through either fat transfer or fillers would be an appropriate first step. A good medical skin care line such as obagi may also be useful in addressing the texture, tone, and quality of your skin. Consult with 3 experienced and expert board certified plastic surgeons to understand your options.
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It's not your age that makes the difference, rather your photo (though a bit limited, mainly as it does not show your jawline) suggests to me that the facelift is not the procedure for you.
See a plastic surgeon in consultation, and don't rule out fillers yet. (Look into Scultpra, for example, which has longer lasting results after several injections.) Definitely consider fat grafting/transfer.
Last, give yourself credit for the youthfulness of your face. I can see it, and a good plastic surgeon will help you to do that, as well as offering you ways to improve things you really want to address.
Face lift, fat transfer, both?
Research shows that women's faces do start to age in the mid-20s.
The question is - what will serve you best?
You are from Southern California - my experience is that women from high-sun areas tend to get more facial thinning faster than women in colder climates.
I have done mini-face lift and full face lifts in women of 30 - with nice results.
But your face appears above all to have lost volume.
Have a consultation with a plastic surgeon about fat transplants and a face lift but my first preference for you would be facial fat injections, topical skin care and year-round protection from the California sun.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Hope this information helps. Best wishes.
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Facelift or other options
Options to reverse this process include increasing volume to the midcheek area with possibly a midcheek lift and/or filler or implants. Fat can work well here either alone or with lifting. Keep in mind, however, that as time passes, further deflation will continue and so you will likely need maintenance treatment in order to maintain the result.
Would advise fillers over facelift in this particular case.
Am I a good candidate for facelift? Or would I benefit better from other options?
Am I a good candidate for a facelift? Or would I benefit from other options?
Best of luck,
Dr. Peter Newen