A 36-year-old woman thinks her forehead and cheeks are sagging that make her look very depressed. She wants to know if it is time for her to have a facelift.
Dr. Amiya Prasad is a cosmetic surgeon certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and has been in practice for over 20 years. He is also a specialist in oculofacial plastic surgery and has been practicing in Manhattan and Long Island for this time. Face lifting and facial rejuvenation surgery is something he does a lot.
Dr. Prasad would first ask patients like this woman if the appearance at age of 36 a significant change from when they were 34 or 35. Basically, he tries to dissuade patients in this age group from having very invasive procedures like facelift. Most of the time, when he evaluates patients in their age group, the skin just doesn’t move. A combination of lesser invasive procedures that have some value would be appropriate for her. He also has to make sure that there haven’t been any physical, medical or emotional stresses in her life that can be affecting her appearance. Lifestyle factors are things that Dr. Prasad always establishes before he discusses procedures.
Dr. Prasad explains that there are certainly many options to help this woman look a little better. Looking at her upper eyelids, she can address her perceived brow and the forehead sagging by maybe reducing the upper eyelid skin with a conservative upper eyelid blepharoplasty. There may even be some benefit in doing a Botox® brow lift. This is using Botox® in a way to raise the brows a little. When it comes to areas like the outer corners of the mouth or the mesolabial folds, there are times when he does a filler to help soften harsh or strong expressions, so there are certainly a lot of different options.
Dr. Prasad also asks if the elements of her facial appearance are aggravated or accelerated by genetics, medical or other life-related issues. Ultimately, this woman has to come up with a plan that is practical for her, but avoiding facelift surgery is probably a first priority for now. There are certainly a lot of different options out there for people in her age group without going towards facelift. The youngest patient Dr. Prasad did facelift for was a 37-year-old, but this patient had a very thin face and a very loose skin. It was a genetic trait so he did a very limited facelift. It’s not the type of lift that he would do in a 67-year-old.
Dr. Prasad suggests that she meet with qualified, experienced cosmetic surgeons, discuss her options and then prioritize them so that she can intelligently and strategically do things that she won’ t later regret. She should meet with a doctor who’s going to spend a lot of time with her and whom she is comfortable with. Dr. Prasad spends a lot of time with his patients and he want to learn about their lifestyle. There’s so much to health, fitness and wellbeing that has be factored in when he thinks of any success of any cosmetic procedure - it all has to work together.
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