Facial rejuvenation is not a new thing. Techniques and strategies to keep the eyes, the mouth and the cheeks have existed for centuries. It’s not that the desire to maintain youthfulness has become stronger as time has passed; we just happen to hear about this desire more thanks to the vast reach of modern-day media. Furthermore, there is more talk about the desire to stay young today because we have options that can help us do that. Here, we want to point out a few ways we help patients of our Denver office refresh in the way best suited to them.
We’re going to hop right into the idea of facelift surgery because it is an excellent option. There used to be an interesting perception about the surgical facelift, one that was also inaccurate. Facelift surgery isn’t nearly as dramatic as some belief. This procedure is not for men and women with severe signs of aging. In fact, the most common age group for full or mid-face lift procedures is the 40-65 category. A surgical facelift is performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthetic as well as either IV sedation or general anesthesia. During the procedure, Dr. Fante pays close attention to the 3-dimensional nature of the face to restore youthfulness that looks natural and symmetric.
Many people turn to blepharoplasty to restore a younger look, and they find that the results of this minor procedure refresh the whole face. This is because the heaviness of the eyelids is directly related to the appearance of fatigue, anger, sadness, and age. By removing skin and superficial fat from the upper or lower eyelids, the face brightens to appear younger and friendlier.
About the Brows
The appearance of the eyes is also related to the position of the brows along the upper bony ridge above the eyes. Recently, Botox has taken over as a popular method of lifting the brow line. However, if long-term results are desired, or forehead laxity is more severe, a surgical brow lift may be more appropriate.