Dr. Bustillo, I have 52 years and I’m starting to see my face fall. I feel the skin of the neck and face is very loose and hang me. What does this treatment? Can it be treated with injections or surgery is that?
You’re starting to see the changes that occur on the face and neck over the years. At first, when they start, you can use non-invasive techniques to improve the face. For example, filler injections, hyaluronic acid, typically to fill some of the wrinkles.
For what you’re describing, it seems you’ve reached a point at which treatment is surgical. As the years pass, the aging face from top to bottom. First, start the fall of the malar fat depot (the cheek) that accentuates the nasolabial fold (the crease that runs from nose to lips).After marionette lines appear (the crease that runs from the mouth to the jaw) and, finally, laxity of the neck with banding and a change in the cervico-mental angle.
The ideal treatment for a person with this picture is a facelift, better known as a “facelift” (for his name in English). The facelift aims to restore the youthful appearance that one side has lost over the years. Although these types of surgery performed nearly one hundred years, it is important to know that the techniques have changed lately.The vast majority of patients come to the surgeon with fear, because the “results” have been satisfied because hey do not notice the surgery (too thin or thick scars visible). This is often due to the techniques previously used properly corrected all defects that cause the appearance of aging on one side. Today, the muscles of the face and neck that are up and reposition in place. In this way, the result is completely natural. That is, no it should be noted that the person has been operated.
As always, with all that pertains to cosmetic surgery, you should see a surgeon who is certified to perform plastic surgery and has experience with the latest techniques of facelift.
Jessica, I hope my answer was satisfactory for you and your doubts are clarified. Anyway, if you have any other questions you can email me and I will be happy to help.
Andrés Bustillo, MD FACS
Cirugía Plástica Facial
El Dr. Bustillo es especialista en cirugía plástica facial y tratamientos no invasivos, en Miami, FL