Many of our patients ask us what the ideal age is for a face lift. If you have noticed wrinkles, facial folds, and other skin changes in recent years, you may be wondering whether now is the right time to undergo a face lift. The right timing for a face lift procedure will depend on a wide range of factors. During a personal consultation, Dr. Lefkovits will examine your facial skin, review your medical history, and determine whether or not face lift surgery is right for you at this stage in your life.
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Has your facial skin started to sag? Do your cheeks look gaunt and hollowed out, and/or are jowls starting to form in your neck area? If so, you may be a good candidate for a facelift. Facelift surgery is designed to reduce the common signs of facial aging that are caused by:
Most people undergo rhinoplasty (nose surgery) because they are frustrated with the way their nose protrudes from their face, throwing off the balance of their entire facial profile. While the nose is definitely the main problem in most cases, you may not realize just how much the position of your chin can affect the appearance of your nose and the rest of your face.
Did you get a sizeable tax refund and are considering how you want to spend the money? If you want to spend the money to make a lasting impact on your quality of life, you should consider plastic surgery. Plastic surgery can do more than make you look better: it can help feel better, too. And the long-lasting results from many procedures mean that you can get years of positive impact from your investment.
After the harsh winter months, you may be feeling that your face looks suddenly and surprisingly old. Your skin may be dry, damaged, blemished. Wrinkles may have appeared, whether from squinting and scowling into the wind or partly due to the damage your skin has suffered from the dry and punishing winter air.
If you are noticing the signs of aging every time you look in the mirror, you may be thinking that plastic surgery would be a great way to restore your appearance. Plastic surgery can turn back the clock on your appearance, but plastic surgery shouldn't be your first thought if you are looking for a fresher appearance. Plastic surgery can achieve unparalleled rejuvenation, but it also comes with tradeoffs, so before deciding on plastic surgery, it is often better to try a few other things first. Some things to try before plastic surgery, include:
Many parents have mixed emotions about sending the kids off to college. It is sad and hard to finally let the children go, especially the "baby" of the family. How can you not worry about the child who will no longer be sleeping at home and cannot ask you for help when he or she needs it? But saying goodbye to a child or children also represents a new beginning for many parents. This is your opportunity to start the third phase of your life, when you and your partner can enjoy the freedom that comes from having no children.
In mid-July Newsweek columnist Jessica Bennett re-ignited a long-simmering controversy about the impact of appearance on jobs, careers, and income. In combination with the column, the magazine published the results of its own survey of corporate hiring managers and members of the general public about the issue. The survey showed that fifty-seven percent of hiring managers believed qualified but unattractive candidates were likely to have a harder time getting a job.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recently released its annual round-up of statistics on plastic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed in the US last year. Although the report does not include any real suprises, it does still include some important information.
Much of the discussion about body image problems has been associated with women. Women, we are told, see images of models and actresses on billboards, magazines, and television, and often feel self-conscious by comparison. Women internalize media ideals of beauty, which leads to self-objectification (imagining themselves as a collection of body parts that are sexual objects, rather than as a human being), then to body surveillance (closer attention to their appearance) and body shame, which then drives them to seek to pursue the media-imposed ideal.