Is A Second Facelift Safe For Older Patients?

Facelift for Older Women 
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

Dental Facelift?

Dental Facelift 
Think plastic surgeons are the only ones who perform facelifts? You may be surprised that dentists also have the power to make you look years younger.

How?

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.

Traditional Face Lift Surgery – Better Techniques

 
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.

A good facelift is one that aims for a refreshed look rather than a total transformation.  In the past, cosmetic surgeons would simply make an incision around the ear and pull the top layer of skin tighter.  While this worked to tighten the skin and eliminate some wrinkles, the technique contributed to the “wind tunnel” look and the results did not last very long.  Today, improved techniques include an adjustment to your SMAS and possible other smaller procedures such as fat transfers, eye lifts and a neck lift to achieve the best results. …More on Facelift Techniques

What Is A Neck Lift?

Neck Lift 

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

Mid-Face Lift – A Scar Free Facelift

 
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

Hold Back Time With a Mini Facelift

mini face lift
It is possible to reverse the signs of aging before they take too much hold, with a Mini Facelift. With only about 5 days of downtime, the procedure, also known as the “Weekend Lift,” is less invasive than a full surgical facelift so the risk and incidence of scarring is kept to a minimum. It is most appropriate for younger patients whose signs of aging are moderate. ..More on Mini Facelift

What is a Liquid Facelift?

liquid face lift
A Liquid face lift is a new, non-invasive alternative to costly facelift surgeries. A quick trip to the doctor’s office can leave patients looking younger in as little as 10 minutes, with no downtime.

As we age, our faces tend to lose volume, resulting in saggy skin, hollow cheeks and wrinkles. In an effort to delay these effects, thousands of people opt for facelift surgery each year. Liquid facelifts achieve the effects of traditional facelifts, but without ..More on Liquid Facelift