Hello I'm a 50 year old woman who is considering a facelift.
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Weight Loss Often Leads to Sagging Skin: Facelift Can Help
An unfortunate side effect of weight loss as we age is sagging skin that can make us look older. After all of the effort it took to get in shape, this seems like an unfair outcome. However, a facelift can not only lift the skin and underlying muscle, but remove excess skin. Performing a fat graft at the same time will restore volume to your cheeks for a real “wow” effect. You could also benefit from a brow lift and skin resurfacing. I hope this helps.
Thanks for posting both your question and your photo's.
If your skin is loose, sagging or creating the appearance of jowls you may be a good candidate for Concept™ Facelift Surgery. This type of Rhytidectomy is unique as the facelift is performed under local anaesthetic, and is less invasive than traditional methods, meaning the cosmetic surgery has a significantly faster recovery time.
The cosmetic procedure is similar to a mini facelift as it is performed with a short scar that runs in front of the ear, down to the ear lobe and tucked behind the ear. There will be no dressings or drains afterwards. This is performed as a day case, walk in-walk out procedure with minimal bruising and downtime.
Botulinum toxin, or more commonly known as botox, is an injectable anti wrinkle cosmetic treatment. Botulinum toxin is manufactured and used safely in small doses for the purpose of reducing fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck. It blocks the chemical mechanism between a muscle and the nerve which controls it for several months. There are several products on the market (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Bocouture) and all of these are effective and safe anti wrinkle treatments.
For those who have excess fat under the chin but still have good muscle tone and skin, liposuction of the neck will be sufficient. If the skin has lost elasticity, removal of excess skin (Neck Lift Surgery) to tighten and tone the neck will also be required.
Do your homework and find a qualified and reputable surgeon.
Is a facelift the right procedure for me?
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Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
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Considering a facelift and revision rhinoplasty
If you are interested in revising your rhinoplasty try to get old records (op reports and photos) if they are available. That would be very helpful for your surgeon at any consultation.
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