I am concerned that my face has premature aging at 30 through slight jowls and lines around my mouth. Any suggestion? (photo)
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Premature Aging at 30
Early aging at age 30
- First of all, go ahead and lose the weight - keep up the good work!
- The entire face can change with weight loss -
- You may 'lose' the jowls.
- Once you have lost the weight, then it is easier to tell what is best for you.
- It may be surgery, e.g. a small extended chin implant for tissue support, lower face lift to tighten loose tissue or both.
- A skin tightening treatment can be used but so far, I have not seen it be effective enough after weight loss of anything more than a few pounds.
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
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Treatment options for lower face in 30 year old
Thank you for your question and pictures. Uniarook without seeing you in person its hard to access your skin laxity however based on your pictures your skin looks young and healthy without little elasticity lost. Firstly congratulation on your weight loss! Weight Loss does change the shape of our face and the laxity of our skin therefore I would definitely advice to loss the weight first before considering any non surgical or surgical treatment. Once the weight has been lost it is easier to access the best treatment. I do believe with a mini facelift or neck surgery etc, age is not a factor, if you have lax facial skin, lost volume and feel that you have jowls and wrinkles on your cheeks then a mini lift could help improve your appearance.
Please make sure you find a reputable and qualified plastic surgeon who can assess you properly to give you a realistic idea of what outcome you can achieve.
All The Best
I am concerned that my face has premature aging at 30 through slight jowls and lines around my mouth. Any suggestion?
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. I would combine face and neck liposuction to further refine and shape the cheeks and neck.
When the chin is very, this creates an imbalance making the nose appear larger, the lower face short and the mid face appear top heavy 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 placing a silastic chin implant through a small, curved, incisions under the chin to be very safe, quick, highly effective and far less invasive than a sliding genioplasty that requires bone cuts with placement of screws and metal plates.
Jowls are sagging facial tissues and an indication for some form of a facelift. 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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