Getting older sucks. There, we said it. That’s why Ponce de Leon traipsed through the snake-infested swamps of Florida searching for the fountain of youth. He probably was bugged by his crow’s feet! That’s why that dude in Indiana Jones wanted the Holy Grail to gain eternal life. He probably had sagging jowls.
But there is an easier way to reclaim some youth in your face — have a facelift with Dr. Lavey. A facelift reverses some of the effects of aging. Dr. Lavey elevates and pulls the skin and fat back to their former, younger positions. The result is a younger countenance.
What happened to my face?
One day you wake up, look in the mirror, and fall over. Who is that and what have you done with my former face?
As we age, our skin stretches and loses its elasticity. This causes the skin of the cheeks to descend inward and downward, forming folds in the inner cheeks and forming jowls. Fat remains attached to the skin, so there is often an excess of fat in the inner cheek folds and in the jowls. Usually, the underlying muscle layer also stretches, contributing to the sagging. At the same time, we’re losing fat in the middle of the cheek area and at the temples. This leads to depressions and hollows.
Facelift to the rescue
A facelift reverses all of this sagging. Dr. Lavey elevates and pulls the skin and fat layer back to it former position. He then removes excess skin and fat. By doing this, the areas that have hollowed out usually fill back in. But if they don’t, dermal fillers such as Sculptra, Radiesse, or Restylane can do the job. If necessary, Dr. Lavey will also tighten the primitive muscle layer back up.
Do I need a facelift?
There is no “correct” age for a facelift. Dr. Lavey’s patients have ranged from 38 to 90, and everything in between. Genetics, sun damage, personal habits, and other factors all play a part in how fast we age. But if the sagging described above sounds like you, then a facelift with Dr. Lavey could be the answer.
What will a facelift do for me?
A facelift will:
- Reduce the mid-cheek hollows
- Enhance cheekbones
- Smooth nasolabial folds running between the nose and mouth
- Eliminate jowls
- Redefine the jawline
- Reduce jowls and double chin
If you’d like to regain some youth without waiting on Ponce de Leon, call Dr. Lavey at 925-820-3633 and let’s talk.
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