Am I a candidate for face lift? (photo)
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Facelift and ideal age
Are You a Candidate for a Facelift
A person’s age is best guessed by the appearance of their face. If you feel that your face does not reflect how young you feel inside, you may be a candidate for a facelift. 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.
A Modified Facelift Can Help
Thank you for the question. Because everyone ages at different rates, 36 is not completely unheard of for facelift surgery. You may be a good candidate for a facelift that's been customized to suit your distinct needs. A more conservative approach can help tighten up your jawline and stave off the aging process for some time. Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon who has ample experience in facial rejuvenation.
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Have a Consultation About It
Deciding whether to continue using fillers or having facial plastic surgery requires a personal consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. It is difficult to judge from your photo what the best approach would be. You're only 36, but it's not out of the question to undergo a mini facelift to address concerns about your jowls. Good luck.
36 years old and used fillers for the last 8 years. Feel adding filler only compounds the problem. Too young for facelift?
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. It can also lead to "pseudo jowls" from a lack of bony support along the sides of the 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
FACELIFT AT 36?
Facelift at 36?
Facelift for the younger ladies
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