Q: How long does a deep plane facelift last?
Does a deep plane place facelift really just lasts 5 – 10 years? I read this somewhere. After 5 – 10 years I look as old as before the lift? That hurts. And what do I do then? Is there no way to die beautiful? (Not that I plan that at the moment, if you know what I mean.)
A: A well deep plane facelift lasts just as long as a well done SMAS facelift. The difference between and deep plane facelift and other facelifts is in the elevation of the cheek fat pad (and thus the rejuvenation of the midface) as well and the natural results it achieves.
Q: Facelifts, fat transfer and fillers: what is the right choice?
I have seen a doctor for a facelift. He tells me that he utilities a “muscle placation and skin stretch technique”. I am a male mid-50s. Is this a commonly used technique and a proper one for me? Also, are fillers better than fat transfer?
A: For a male in the 50’s, the only way to really improve the neck and lower face is with a lower facelift. The neck is tightened by “placating”, bringing together of the platysma muscle. In the lower face, this same platysma/SMAS complex is elevated. There should be no tension at all on the skin, as this can lead to visible scars, ear lobe change and a pulled look.
Q: Frozen eyebrow after facelift 18 months ago! What can I do?
I had a mini facelift 18 months ago & since then my right eyebrow is frozen! The incision is at the ear & after the hairline hidden in between my hair. My plastic surgeon doesn’t know what to do and I dare not go back to do any corrections in case it gets worst! What can I do? Is there any hope or is this permanent? What will happen in a few years time ie will my face look awkward or distorted? Should I give up & live with it? Please help as I’m desperate and don’t know what to do! Thank you very much!
A: Well, at 18 months, this seems like this is a permanent problem. The best thing to do is to have botox placed on the other side. I am sorry this happened to you.