Complete facelift surgery is often the right choice for seniors and individuals who are seeing extreme signs of premature aging. Sagging skin around the cheeks, baggy eyelids and loose skin around the mouth can add several decades to the appearance, and facelift surgery corrects all of these problems by tightening up the skin and removing excess tissue. The result is a healthier, rejuvenated appearance, and today’s innovative facial surgery techniques promise fast recovery times and dramatic results.
Dr. Bruce Connell, clinical professor of plastic surgery at the University of California, Irvine is one of several surgeons that believe people under 40 are also good candidates for a ‘facelift’, especially if they are seeing fine lines and wrinkles developing, or noticing patches of sagging skin. Many of today’s innovative techniques for facial rejuvenation do not even involve extensive surgery and incisions.
According to Dr. Connell, those who are under 40 years of age can benefit from ‘liquid facelifts’ that involve the application of dermal fillers into different facial compartments. Brow muscles can be tightened and lifted using simple blepharoplasty techniques that do not require a complete facelift. Many people who are appear angry or sad because of sagging skin around the brows benefit from this procedure, and it the surgery does not involve manipulating any tissues in the middle or lower parts of the face.
Another option for the under-40 crowd is the Contour Threadlift. This procedure does not involve extensive incisions and is a progressive tightening of the skin using innovative ‘threads’ that are placed into the skin tissues. Touch-up treatments with Botox, Juvederm and Restylane are other options for those who do not want to go under the knife but still want to rejuvenate their appearance.
Dr. Connell believes that individuals who begin their anti-aging treatments before reaching the age of 40 may see the most significant results and can enjoy long-term benefits of a rejuvenated, youthful appearance.