Facelift or fillers at 37? (Photo)
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Facelift or Volume?
If you want to be as aggressive as possible, consider a facelift as well as volume replenishment. Again, it is difficult to determine how much value you would get from a facelift from the pictures that you have provided. I would consult with an experienced facial plastic surgeon who can do a comprehensive analysis and present you with options.
Facelift at 37 ? Absolutely!
Some young folk have ragged tired looking eyes before they've hit thirty. Some blessed women don't benefit from much more than sunblock until they celebrate sixty!
On which latitude you live, how many times you've been exposed to pregnancy's hormones, how much weight fluctuation you've experienced, smoking, stressors, how well you process collagen, and how much elastin your parents gave you- are some of the factors which will define when your body, in this case face, changes.
Why is something to consider- so as to determine if things can be done differently henceforth to keep the aging clock moving more slowly.
When however - age 28, 37, 50 - is not really a difficult question. The answer is Now.
We should always be doing something to maintain our bodies- from exercise to hydrating, to sleeping face-up.
However, when we see loss of midface volume, relaxation lines in the nasolabial and mesolabial axes, scowl line etching, early jowling and softening of the jawline -- well, its time to act.
Restoring some volume can be done in the office with temporary off the shelf fillers, and relaxing some pesky wrinkle-causing muscles can too, with a neuromodulator like Botox. But I might recommend you consider using a little bit of your own fat positioned in your face strategically at the time of a conservative and gentle facelifting. I believe that combination will help you smile more- like in your first photo.
Do not be concerned with "whether it is appropriate at your age".
Find a board-certified plastic surgeon whose philosophy and offered approach resonates with you, and enjoy the benefits of modern aesthetic medicine and surgery.
Should I have a face lift or fillers
- Consider Botox for the scowl lines on your forehead,
- If long term investment in yourself is possible, have a face lift with fat injections.
- Maintain the result with fillers.
- If surgery is too much for you at this point, postpone surgery with fillers and save for a face lift.
Be sure to see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Here’s hoping you find this helpful. Have a great day!
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Facelift vs Fillers
Both facelift and fillers can greatly enhance your look. Facial fillers rejuvenate the face by adding volume to the lines and deep creases and can soften facial appearance. Facelift can do the same by getting rid of the skin laxity. Using fillers for facial rejuvenation is relatively cheep, easy and hardly requires setting aside any time for recovery. Facelift could be costly, it is more invasive, and requires taking some time off work of for healing. At the same time, facelift would produce far better and much longer lasting rejuvenation than fillers.
So, how would you decide which one is best for you? It is actually pretty simple. There is an easy test you can do at home in front of the mirror. Place your fingers on the side of your face and gently pull the skin upwards. If the lines disappear and your face looks years younger - your best treatment is facelift. If, after pulling, the lines persist and your face does not look quite as good as on the picture with a good lighting - you should use fillers.
There might be some exceptions to this rule, of course, since all our faces are quite different in their structure and aesthetics, but for the most part it holds true.
While it is impossible to make an accurate diagnosis without an exam,
it does appear you would be a great candidate for injections.
Injections to the cheek area such as Juvederm Voluma could provide tightening by reinflating the face.
Your images show a pre-jowl sulcus that would do well with augmentation. This could help camouflage the early jowling that you are seeing. Lastly conservative treatment of the nasolabial folds and marionette lines after volumizing the cheeks would further help with rejuvenation. All of this could be combined with a nonsurgical tightening device such as Viora Reaction to provide further enhancement.
While a minifacelift is an option, I do recommend trying to hold off on this as you are only 37-
Best of luck!
Facelift or Fillers
Please find a reputable and qualified surgeon who can assess you properly to give you a realistic idea of what outcome you can achieve. All The Best
Facelift or fillers at 37
Your facial lines may be helped with a limited facelift for a relatively young age, and volume correction
Rare as it is, a facelift in a 37-year-old is done very differently than someone who’s in their 50s or older. We’re not doing the same type of surgery because there isn't as much descent. The type of incision that you would have is usually limited. In my practice, I hide the facelift incision in the inside of the ear and try to follow the natural contours of the ears so it’s well camouflaged such that a woman can pull their hair back and not feel self-conscious, but you still have to be prepared for a physical scar. Fortunately, we use in our practice not only the surgical technique but also a material called extracellular matrix and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to optimize the wound healing process and to make the incisions as invisible as possible.
I suggest that you meet with doctors to get opinions of what would be of any value. Get an understanding of how much descent and the desire to augment relative lack of volume. If your choice is to give yourself some fullness, then fillers such as Scupltra, hyaluronic acids, Radiesse and PRP can all be done various ways to get the results that you want. There are different areas of the face which these fillers can be appropriately applied. I hope that was helpful, I wish you the best of luck, and thank you for your question.
From my practice, your age would be the youngest that I’ve ever done a facelift for but it is something that is possible. In terms of what effect it would have on you, that requires a professional opinion based on a physical examination. I suggest that you do a limited amount of a pull. If you like the result, then take the next step and travel as far as you need to meet with a doctor that you are comfortable with. Move forward with the plan based on your understanding of the risks and benefits of doing lifting versus volume or combination of the two. I hope that was helpful, I wish you the best of luck, and thank you for your question.
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