Facial Rejuvenation with Natural Results
New Year, New You! Facial Rejuvenation with Natural Results
How do we slow down the effects of Father Time and Mother Nature and age gracefully? Diet, exercise and healthy living are a great start but sometimes some mild medical intervention could help fully satisfy your goals. As a dual board certified facial plastic surgeon, I offer solutions for facial rejuvenation that range from maintenance treatments, such as skin care, laser skin resurfacing and injectable fillers to surgical options such as facelifts, lipo-filling and eyelid procedures.
Dull skin or lines and wrinkles getting deeper?
Laser skin resurfacing combined with a good skin care regimen is a wonderful start. Resurfacing improves fine lines and freshens dull skin. Temporary injectables like Dysport, Botox and other facial fillers are also an option. Some fillers are used to soften the lines around the mouth (nasolabial and marionette lines), to plump up the cheeks or used under the eyes to soften dark lines. There are various techniques I can also perform to help soften forehead lines, crows feet or lines around the eyes and the glabella or the typical “11” lines between the eyebrows
Does the excess skin hanging from the upper eyelids hide your bright eyes or do the heavy bags and lines under your eyes make you appear tired all the time? Eyelid rejuvenation procedures are available that remove excess skin from the upper eyelids and the ‘bags’ to brighten the eyes. These procedures are performed under local anesthesia with minimal discomfort and downtime.
Sagging neck and jowls?
The earliest signs of aging begin in our 30’s – 40’s, where we start to lose volume under our eyes and around our cheeks, the ‘apple of the cheeks’ starts to deflate, our eyes start to look tired and the lines around the mouth (nasolabial and marionette lines) appear deeper. As our skin ages, our jowls become more prominent and our neck starts to sag. These signs have become more obvious as we take more pictures and as we spend time chatting on webcams. Trying to find a forgiving pose by lifting our chins, strategically placing our hands or wearing scarves to hide our necks can be difficult.
The ideal procedure combination for this is a face/neck lift with lipotransfer. This tightens the jaw line and neck profile and returns volume to the cheeks, removing years from your appearance.
Many of us already look in the mirror and use our fingers to lift our necks and faces back ‘the finger lift’, to reveal a younger looking you. If you perform the ‘finger lift’ with a smile, you will see that your cheeks fill and you neck and jowls tighten and that is the type of natural result that can be obtained.
How do you know what’s right for you?
As a surgeon who only specializes in facial rejuvenation, a consultation to discuss your areas of concern would be the first step. An additional bonus is if the fear of general anesthesia has kept you away from considering your options, then you need not to worry. I am able to perform all these procedures without the use of general anesthesia, I find that this further hastens your recovery and provides an added level of safety.
Dr. Dilip Madnani is a dual board certified plastic surgeon working in New York City and Long Island. www.drmadnani.com +1 212 203 8591