What are your opinions for a Facelift?

Dr. Dean Kane Q & A. Q. Dear Doctors, I would like to know your opinion. I am just desperate looking at recent photos. I am 36 and doing sport, eating healthy and use sun protection cream, but I realize look just horrible…I probably need face lifting (full?) urgently.. Or maybe neck lift? Because all the other treatments should be just redundant. Thank you. A. To make a proper evaluation for a facelift and to address your concerns, medical and surgical history, examination and budget are all required to provide a realistic response must be made by a board certified plastic or facial surgeon. ​ ​But in general terms there are various options for face lifting and skin texture improvements that are available based on a patient’s the skin laxity and areas of lift or tightening you wish or need. Both surgical and minimally invasive / non-surgical options are listed below.
  1. Surgical lifts would be likened to pulling the bedspread and or top-sheet of your bed up to the head-board and removing the excess material.
  2. Minimally invasive procedures such as fillers provide volume such as adjusting a pillow under the bedspread.
  3. Botox and Dysport act by pulling the top-sheet which drags the bedspread upwardly. If the bedspread (or skin) continues to fall to the foot of the bed despite fillers, Botox or Dysport you will need to consider a facelift.
  4. Minimally invasive procedures such as Sculptra will firm the bedspread with improvements in folds, lines and wrinkles.
  5. Non-invasive options such as laser and light therapies, skin tightening products and technologies perform their tightening and smoothening of the skin similar to sending your bedspread to the dry cleaners. A more refreshed, even colored, glowing smoother and tighter spread covers the surface of the bed.
​Please consult with a well experienced, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. ​All the best!   Dr. Dean Kane
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