Patients in their 40s and 50s often share the same complaints with us—they’re unhappy with the tired look of their eyes, or they dislike the jowls that are developing on their lower faces. This is no surprise, because these areas often demonstrate the first signs of aging.
These same patients are delighted to discover that the surgical procedures which address these troublesome areas don’t require the recovery time of a full facelift. In fact, by treating the eyes or jowls sooner rather than later, years can be taken off your appearance—and the need for a full facelift can be delayed for some time. Here’s how we can approach these areas.
Create Youthful, Refreshed Eyes
An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, can give your eyes a lift and rejuvenate your entire face. Aging can affect the eyes in several different ways; notably, the skin above the lids can begin to sag, perhaps even interfering with peripheral vision, or fat deposits can gather under the eyes. Occasionally both effects are present, so upper and lower eyelids can be addressed in the same procedure. The rested, refreshed look you’ll get from eyelid surgery will be apparent very quickly.
Men and women alike can benefit from eyelid procedures. The goal is to recreate the youthful appearance of the eyes, but not to change the overall appearance.
Restore a Smooth Jawline
Does your face seem to be sagging? If you see droopy jowls instead of the youthful contours your jawline once had, we have a couple of solutions for you. A MACS lift—a Minimal Access Cranial Suspension procedure—is also called a mini-face lift because it provides subtle rejuvenation by resuspending the jowls.
The surgery itself is quicker in duration and less invasive than a full facelift. It features shorter incisions, and as an added plus, the procedure can also address issues with the neck. The downtime is less than a traditional facelift.
To find out more about facial enhancement, contact us for a private consultation. Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lickstein, a leader in facial rejuvenation, will discuss all the options for treating the early signs of aging. Remember—if you begin treatment when you start to notice age-related changes to the eyes or the lower face, you can restore your youthful features with less invasive surgeries. The subtle changes from these procedures can make you look years younger!