People mistakenly believe that a facelift fixes your face and makes it perfect and instantly takes many years of aging off of your face. A facelift does certain things very well, but does not address many other aspects of aging.
What does a facelift do, exactly? A facelift is primarily designed to tighten the skin and underlying muscle of the neck and face. The most dramatic change occurs in those with a lot of loose neck skin. There is some improvement in the pre-jowl area and even less improvement in the naso-labial folds. Of course, one can add things like laser resurfacing, fillers or fat transfer and Botox, and a blepharoplasty. However, you can do these other things in the office, without paying for anesthesia or in an operating room facility.
So what are some surgical facelift alternatives?
Aging is multifactorial. This means that there is not one aspect of our face that shows our age. Just a few of the many things one can do to improve your face and delay for many, many years a facelift include:
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