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Facelift, Botox, or Both? Depends Upon Your Decade of Life
Date:10/28/2007

60s and 70s, individuals often battle hollowness from losing a large quantity of facial fat and having a sizeable amount of hanging skin. Facelifts during these decades often replace some of the volume but also remove excess skin to present a smoother, fuller face.

"Only plastic surgeons have the full range of expertise to offer patients a complete consultation on all available cosmetic options," said Richard D'Amico, MD, ASPS president-elect. "Under the care of a plastic surgeon, patients are not wasting their time and money on the wrong procedures."

Although the appropriate procedural approach can often be determined by age, personalizing a procedure requires plastic surgeons to analyze a patient's individual facial configuration and bone structure also -- including eye shape, cheek width and face length.

"By basing the cosmetic approach on one's decade of life, personal degree of facial aging, and bone structure, patients can look 10 to 20 years younger without appearing like they've had surgery," said Rod Rohrich, ASPS past- president and course presenter. "That's the hallmark of good plastic surgery."

More than 104,000 facelifts, 53,000 forehead lifts, and 233,000 eyelid surgeries were performed in 2006, according to ASPS statistics. In addition, 5.3 million non-surgical procedures involving injectable wrinkle fighters were performed.

Visit http://www.plasticsurgery.org for referrals to ASPS Member Surgeons and to learn more about cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is the largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world. With more than 6,000 members, the society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises 90 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Founded in 1931, the Society represents phy
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