Physicians Discuss Latest Key to Looking Younger at American Society of
Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting
BALTIMORE, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One facelift or Botox(R) injection does not fit all when it comes to looking younger. In fact, plastic surgeons analyze facial features and configurations to individualize results based on the decade of life a patient is in, say presenters today at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Plastic Surgery 2007 conference in Baltimore.
"The composition of the human face varies person to person. As we age and enter certain decades of life, these variations become more distinct," said Malcolm Paul, MD, ASPS Member Surgeon and panel presenter. "Different facial configurations require different surgical and non-surgical approaches to achieve optimal results in facial rejuvenation. The decade of life one is in has tremendous impact on whether surgery, injectable wrinkle fillers or a combination delivers the best results."
Patients in their 30s, who have had limited sun exposure, often show signs of aging first in their eyes and temple area with crow's feet and some bulging of the eyelid. With minimal loss of volume at this point, fillers or Botox often smooth out the unsightly lines that people dread quickly and easily.
As patients enter their 40s, the midface begins to shift as the cheeks lose fat and laugh lines set in. Much like a balloon losing air, the cheeks become deflated toward the late 40s and the jowls begin to sag. To help restore their youthful appearance, patients can expect a combination of fillers as well as minimal lifting procedures such as a mid-face or short-scar lift.
By the mid-50s, the skin has relaxed and requires the most attention around the neck. In addition, the skin around the face usually has fallen and repositioned itself, needing a more extensive combination of a facelift, fillers or implants to rejuvenate the face.
|SOURCE American Society of Plastic Surgeons|
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