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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.
If you feel young but your face is telling a different story, then a “Facelift out of a Bottle” using Juvéderm, Radiesse and Botox will amaze you. Refresh, lift, tone and brighten your appearance while you maintain your personal identity. Why not look on the outside how you feel on the inside?
Fillers have revolutionized facial contouring with little or no downtime. Juvéderm and Radiesse are synthesized products that plump up, support and reshape the face, lasting from several months to over a year. The results can be so remarkable that Dr. Rosenthal refers to his procedure as “a liquid face lift”. While Juvéderm smoothes out lip lines and restores lost volume around the mouth, Radiesse restores or improves the cheek bones and arch to lift, smooth and contour hollow areas. The combination of Radiesse and Juvéderm is a perfect match for non-surgical facial rejuvenation and enhancement.
Botox is another wonderful non-invasive rejuvenating procedure that is used to create a “pretty” and relaxed upper forehead. Dr. Rosenthal can transform a tense and wrinkled forehead into a smoother and attractive one. He accomplishes this by balancing the many muscles in the upper face rather than leaving you with a frozen appearance. This creates a rested and tension-free appearance.
Be confident and comfortable with yourself. Even though beauty starts from within, let Dr. Rosenthal and his caring staff help you care for the outside.
Voluma is a Hyaluronic acid similar to that found in the skin. The results are quite amazing, as your face is restored to that of a youthful and refreshed you. The object is to maintain your facial characteristics and personal identity.
As we all age the face loses volume composed of loss of the underlying fat, muscle and bone. This loss of facial volume leaves the face hollow, concave and sunken with folds of skin hanging over the sides of the mouth. The deep hollows below the eyes are attributable to this loss of volume, too.
Using a combination of products, including Voluma, the hollows and depressions are lifted. The cheek mounds are elevated along with the depressions under the eyes, which are also smoothed, and the folds of overhanging skin near the mouth are re-supported. The sculpting of Voluma is crucial for excellent and natural results. Having a critical eye and artistic bent is important when injecting Voluma. A natural appearance is the key to having a rejuvenated appearance.
The first step is to analyze the areas of concern. Dr. Rosenthal then maps out the facial areas to be smoothed and lifted. Voluma is then placed and then molded by hand. This artistic sculpting results in a smooth, natural and refreshed appearance. The best news is that the results are fairly instantaneous. A touch of makeup and you are set for the day or evening event.
Voluma feels natural to the touch and when properly placed, looks natural, as well. It is a synthesized product so that is well tolerated with minimal side effects of bruising and swelling.
Although, fairly recent to the United States, it has been used in Europe for quite some time. Likewise it has been proven to be safe with a high satisfaction rating among Dr. Rosenthal’s patients. Voluma is but one component in the “Rosenthal Liquid Facelift”.
The goal is happy and satisfied patients who feel like “they have style that they can wear anywhere”.