Our face tells our story. However, it also ages more than any other part of our body.
For many people, facial aging manifests when the skin loses its elasticity and shape, resulting in less defined features and contours.
A facelift has traditionally been a staple cosmetic procedure used to restore taught facial skin, particularly for the lower regions of the face. However, a facelift can only address skin laxity specifically in the lower half of the face.
As such, many patients get the best anti-aging results when they combine a facelift with one or more of the following procedures.
Much like the skin of your lower face, the eyelids begin to sag over time. This leads to puffy eyes with bags underneath them, where liquid begins to pool. Under eye bags can form even when you are fully rested.
Eyelid surgery treats this by removing excess skin to restore the structural integrity of the skin surrounding the eyes. As one of the top 5 most popular cosmetic surgeries in the U.S., eyelid surgery is performed on over 200,000 people every year. When combined with a facelift, eyelid surgery contributes to a fully revitalized facial countenance.
Yet another hallmark symbol of aging is fat deposits in the face gradually disappearing, along with skin collagen. In our youth, fat deposits and high collagen in the skin around our chin and cheeks give our face defined and chiseled features. As we age, this fat gradually disappears, and collagen production slows, which leads to a less defined face.
Fortunately, when the skin is tightened with a facelift, there are also options available to patients wishing to restore youthful, vibrant features to their cheeks and chin. For patients who have lost considerable amounts of fatty deposits and want significant change, cheek and chin implants provide a great long-term solution. By introducing permanent structures underneath the skin, attractive and confident contours can be restored.
Injectables are continually growing in popularity. Hundreds of thousands of people have realized the anti-aging benefits of neuromodulators and high-level facial fillers. With minimal intervention, dermal fillers greatly complement a facelift by adding volume and contour to the face without needing additional surgery. Botox or other neuromodulators can also be used to relax muscles and diminish wrinkles and fine lines.
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