What can I do for my mid/lower face? (photos)
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Need combo treatment
A facelift helps pull and restore the tissues.
Both can help.
See a plastic surgeon for an evaluation.
Options for mid/lower face
Aside from your jowls, your lower face and neck seem to be in pretty good shape. A limited scar facelift to address the jowls might be appropriate here. As far as the mid-face, cheek implants do not lift the cheek. In fact, they may have exacerbated your nasolabial folds. In this case, a mid-face lift through a lower blepharoplasty incision might do the trick for your nasolabial folds in addition to smoothing out your lower eyelid cheek junction and fixing your tear troughs. Please consult with a plastic surgeon who has experience with these procedures and who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Good luck!
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Thanks for your question and I'm sorry you are not happy with your features.
A facelift would be a great option. What makes the Concept™ Facelift so revolutionary is that it has the same results as traditional facelift methods but can have you back to work within days rather than months. If you are looking for a procedure that will flatter and rejuvenate you, without too stark a difference post operatively, then a Concept™ Facelift is for you.
One thing to note though is because you have already had surgery to the cheek area, this means there will be scar tissue so the cost and risks would have to be assessed at a consult.
Make sure you research all your options and see a qualified plastic surgeon who has lots of experience in this type of surgery.
Surgical and non-surgical options
Options for mid and lower face
Your photos with the lipstick are stunning, and I am not sure it this is after filler or just a better shot. You will always have visible nasolabial creases no matter what you do, but filler is a great way of softening them. A little filler in your cheeks, pre-jowl hollows and commissures is also nice for balance. I would not advise any permanent filler because your face is always going to continue to change with time.
You are very young for a facelift, but if based on your exam there is enough room for improvement it is not completely unreasonable. Younger patients typically have beautiful and longer lasting results. That being said you will likely always benefit from fillers, so don't write off their power and convenience.
Best of luck,
What can I do for my mid/lower face?
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 using a dermal filler (I prefer Restylane Lyft) or with cheek implants for a permanent enhancement will create full, round cheeks anteriorly that will feminize the entire face. Since you already have cheek implants, the excess fat can be reduced with liposuction to further shape the cheeks.
If you have "jowls" this is sagging facial tissues and an indication for some form of a facelift, not Cheek Augmentation. I have performed many Cheek Augmentations over the past 30 years and the notion that Cheek Implants or dermal fillers alone to the cheeks will lift tissues is an urban myth. Filler to the cheeks or cheek implants will shape the cheeks but will not lift up the jowls. The underlying SMAS layer, of the face, must be dissected, lifted, trimmed and re-sutured. 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 and subperiosteal facelifts) but with these added benefits:
•very small incisions
•minimal tissue dissection = less bruising and swelling = rapid recovery
•can be performed in 90 minutes or less, with or without 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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