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At What Age Should You Start Considering Facelift?

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UntitledQ: At what age should you start considering facelift. I am 51 years old and wondering should i wait or do a facelift now.

A: Facelift is Rejuvenation: Optimal Timing for a Lift

The optimal or best time to have or consider a facelift is when you view yourself in a mirror and see a face that no longer fits well with your energy level or how you view yourself.

A Facelift lifts the fallen cheek, will smooth and tighten the jaw, neck skin and muscles.  A truly natural Facelift does not pull or deform the face but, rather, rejuvenates in a manner that is natural appearing and maintains your personal identity.  This requires time, a great deal of effort and artistry.

Facelifts that rely upon pulling the tissues up with strings or threads or do not focus upon neck rejuvenation are less effective and often do not appear natural. Mini-Facelifts or neck lifts do not address the entire facial aging problem.

A Facelift which targets the neck, jawline and cheeks creates harmony and balance among the various facial components and; thus, creates a radiant appearance.  So when should you consider a Facelift?  Usually, the signs of aging creep up upon us, starting in the late 40s.  However, there are some individuals that with significant weight loss or congenital predisposition require a Facelift earlier.

Liquid Facelifts utilize facial fillers, such as Radiesse and Voluma to lift and contour the mid-face without surgery.  These wonderful products, are compatible with the tissues of the face, replace volume loss that occurs in all faces over time.

Facial fillers are not a substitute for a Facelift but can often postpone the need for one, especially if the main concern is volume loss rather than sagging skin.  However, when the jaw-line shows jowls or the neck tissues sag it is time to consider a surgical Facelift.  The scars are well hidden in the hairline and are placed along the ear contour to further reduce their visibility.

When outpatient surgery(go home the same day) is performed with care and precision  patients experience hardly any discomfort.  The object is not to pull the face up, which distorts the mouth and facial appearance, but to gently lift, contour and smooth out all areas that require a natural revitalization.

The final answer regarding should one wait to have a Facelift is centered upon if you are psychologically prepared to have surgery and if you demonstrate characteristics of lax facial tissues.  A Facelift is definitively an uplifting experience that gives lasting pleasure.

55year old loss facial & lip volume, nasolabial lines & jowls, and 3 weeks after Radiesse to cheeks & jaw to lift & replace lost volume. Juvederm to nasolabial folds & lip region.

55year old loss facial & lip volume, nasolabial lines & jowls, and 3 weeks after Radiesse to cheeks & jaw to lift & replace lost volume. Juvederm to nasolabial folds & lip region.

41 year old with lip lines, nasolabial folds and loss of volume, and 3 weeks after restoration of lip contour & correction of vertical lip lines and nasolabial folds with Juvederm to lips Radiesse Cheeks.

51 year old Facial hollows with loss of Fat contour, and 6 weeks after Radiesse cheeks, mid face and Juverderm mouth area.

51 year old Facial hollows with loss of Fat contour, and 6 weeks after Radiesse cheeks, mid face and Juverderm mouth area.

64 year old with loss of facial volume and 3 weeks after with volume replacement of face and lips.

64 year old with loss of facial volume and 3 weeks after with volume replacement of face and lips.

56 year old with loss of cheek contour and 8 weeks after contouring face with Radiesse.

52 year old before Radiesse to cheeks, expression around mouth and 4 weeks after Radiesse to cheeks and expression around the mouth.

45 year old with loss of cheek contour, 6 weeks after contouring face with Radiesse.

61 year old before Radiesse to cheeks, expression around mouth and Boletero for lines sides mouth, and 4 weeks after Radiesse to cheeks, expression around mouth and Boletero for lines sides mouth.

61 year old before Radiesse to cheeks, expression around mouth and Boletero for lines sides mouth, and 4 weeks after Radiesse to cheeks, expression around mouth and Boletero for lines sides mouth.

61 year old before Radiesse to cheeks, expression around mouth and Boletero for lines sides mouth, and 4 weeks after Radiesse to cheeks, expression around mouth and Boletero for lines sides mouth.

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