Mini Facelift?

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I'm in my mid thirties but notice skin laxity in my cheeks and permanent wrinkles developing at the nasolabial folds of my face. No issues with my eyes, jawline, or brows, it's only my cheeks. I'm not interested in going down the filler route and am wondering what the best way to treat this would be? A lower facelift?

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Terrence Scamp Avatar

Terrence Scamp

QLD

Terrence Scamp

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Hello Kimberly Ageing is a complex combination of sun damage , expression lines , sag and deflation. Addressing each of these issues helps to achieve an optimal outcome. You would need a careful in-person consultation to assess and advise you Cheers TS
Dilip Gahankari Avatar

Dilip Gahankari

QLD

Dilip Gahankari

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It is difficult to be specific in responding to your concern without seeing photos and without the formal assessment of your face and especially the 'feel' of your facial skin. In general however, 'mini-face' - which generally translates to 'shorter scar' face lift could be an option considering your younger age. I often combine this with judicious fat grafting (which is usually harvested from abdomen). best approach would be a face to face consultation with the surgeon of your choice and discussing various options that may be applicable to you, your face and your expectations.
Malcolm Linsell Avatar

Malcolm Linsell

VIC

Malcolm Linsell

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Hi Kimberley, It sounds like you are describing changes in your mid face. With ageing, there is sometimes loss and sometimes gain of facial fat around the area of the nasolabial folds. However, this is not consistent in all faces so the treatment plan must be customised for each patient. Sometimes restoring volume with fat transfer alone may provide the result you are after and sometimes a short scar facelift (my preference is the deep plane facelift) may be required to give you a longer lasting result. I agree with my colleagues that it is important to have a one on one consultation with an experienced surgeon, so together, you can decide the best plan of action to give you the result you are after. I hope this helps. Warm regards, Malcolm