What happens after you get your first facelift?
Your face looks more youthful, sure, but does this appearance last forever? Unfortunately, it doesn’t. Your face will continue to age and gravity will continue to exist. On the upside, however, you’ll have a younger-looking foundation to age from. More on Second Facelift
With aging comes tooth decay and tooth loss, which results in a decrease in facial height between the chin and nose. Absent and worn down teeth causes the jaw to become smaller, making the mouth appear more collapsed. Consequently, vertical lines form around the mouth, adding unnecessary years onto your age.
But wait, there’s more. These changes in your teeth and mouth also trigger an effect on the rest of your face. With less facial tension, the jawline slackens, cheeks flatten, and wrinkles form around the forehead and eyes.
What Can Dentists Do About This?
A typical dentist will use crowns and fillings for a patient’s needs. However, a dentist who practices face lift dentistry will reshape and restore lost and worn down teeth, in order to rebuild facial muscles and retighten the skin. Lips will appear fuller and wrinkles will be smoothed out as the face is lengthened. You will look younger, all without undergoing painful surgery or injections.
What’s The Catch?
As with any procedure, there are precautions to take. Before undergoing facelift dentistry, you must make sure that your oral health is in order. Imbalanced jaws, weak facial muscles or a habit of teeth grinding can produce results that aren’t as ideal. In addition, the procedure itself will involve irreversibly grinding your natural teeth, and outcomes can be unfavorable for your lips and cheeks if you have a bad bite or missing teeth. The procedure can cost thousands of dollars, up to $20,000 for a full rebuilding, so think thoroughly before committing to it.
What Are Some Other Benefits?
• No surgery means no painful recovery
• Healthier teeth
• Better bite and enhanced speech
• No continuous injections of Botox or Restylane
Not only will your face appear younger with fuller lips and less wrinkles, but your bite will be better too. After the dentist reconstructs your bite to compliment your jaw, you will be able to chew more efficiently, ultimately resulting in more comfort, less stress, improved speech and more natural facial muscles.
Last, but not least, your overall health will improve as well. By undergoing the dental facelift, your dentist will take care of gum disease, bad crowns and other dental concerns so that your entire oral health is enhanced. Porcelain veneers, crowns and fillings will reverse facial collapse and lengthen your face for a healthier you!
All in all, a dental facelift can be a good alternative to a more expensive and risky traditional facelift. But always remember to consider all available options and see if this is the right one for you.
Unlike the other parts of our body, our faces are unique in that the underlying muscle is attached directly to the skin. If the muscles are well developed and strong, the skin is more likely to be smooth and taut. As we age, we tend to lose muscle mass all over the body, including the face. More on BMR Facial Rejuvenation
Bio-Medical Research Inc. has developed a face and body lift system that may correct embarrassing sagging skin problems. The BMR Lift series is based on electrical muscle stimulation technology, (EMS) that been used for years by physical therapists worldwide as a tool to rehabilitate injuries, rebuild specific muscle groups and manage pain. More on BMR Lift Series
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There are so many clichés that one can draw on when discussing the facial volume replacement treatment known as the “Vampire Facelift”. Coming “out of the dark’ and “biting” into the hope of “eternal youth,” the savvy marketing team behind the medical device officially known as Selphyl is likely not only happy to be discussed alongside the undead; they’re probably counting on it.
Garnering images of flawless, porcelain skin and capitalizing on the ghoulish sex appeal of …Read More About Selphyl Vampire Facelift
When we think of facelift surgery, we often picture the “bad celebrity facelift photos” that we see in gossip magazines. Public figures such as Kenny Rogers, Priscilla Presley, Joan Rivers, Rupert Everett and others have been skewered for shocking transformations that left them looking as if they’d taken a ride in a convertible jet plane. What we don’t often realize is how many people have had terrific success with facelifts. We simply don’t know about them because they still look natural and not, well, strange.
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We are often so busy staring at our faces for signs of wrinkles that we fail to notice the sneak attack happening just below our chins. As Nora Ephron says on page 5 of her bestselling book, I Feel Bad About My Neck, “According to my dermatologist, the neck starts to go at forty-three, and that’s that. You can put makeup on your face and concealer under your eyes and dye on your hair, you can shoot collagen and Botox and Restylane into your wrinkles and creases, but short of surgery, there’s not a damn thing you can do about a neck. Our faces are lies and our necks are the truth.” ..More on Neck Lift Surgery
It wasn’t until the last decade or so that the middle of the face started getting some real attention in the world of plastic surgery. It seems amazing to think of it now, but cosmetic surgery didn’t offer any targeted techniques to address sagging cheeks and the loss of volume between the corners of the eyes and the corners of the mouth until the mid 1990s. Before that time, cosmetic facial surgery had answers for the forehead and eyelids with procedures such as eye lifts and brow lifts, and jaws and necks were rejuvenated with traditional facelifts and neck lifts. Essentially, 30 percent of the face was being ignored! …More on Mid-Face Lift
A high eyebrow, smooth eyelids and wide, open eyes is one of the sure signs of youth. But as we age, gravity and the loss of firmness and elasticity can cause the eyebrows to droop and create a “hooded” look above the eyes. Fortunately, a cosmetic surgery brow lift is a relatively quick and effective option to eliminate sagging brows and foreheads.
What is the difference between a brow lift and a forehead lift?
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