As men and women age, several factors cause our skin to droop and sag, making us look older: gravity, collagen and elastin depletion, and environmental elements like the sun, wind, and pollution. So, as we get to age forty and beyond, we may start to consider aesthetic medicine to help us regain our youthful complexion without looking like we had surgical help.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Landis of Plymouth, Minnesota, offers multiple cosmetic procedures that tighten skin, resolve wrinkles and fine lines, and deliver natural and youthful outcomes. Here are a few you may wish to consider.
With the delicate skin around your eyes thinner than other facial areas, it is often the first place to experience the unwanted effects of aging. Loose or excess skin around your eyes can have a negative impact on your facial appearance by making you look older than your years.
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is an excellent procedure to reduce the amount of loose skin, resolve undereye puffiness, and deliver an alert and pleasant appearance. And in some cases, it can lift the upper eyelids to provide a clearer line of vision.
Facial Fat Transfer
A significant factor in the development of wrinkles and folds is a loss of structural support and skin firmness, causing underlying tissues to fall. A facial fat transfer makes it possible to eliminate wrinkles by adding volume to targeted areas by transferring natural tissue from a donor site to trouble spots.
Fat Injections Can:
Add facial volume to deliver fullness to sagging tissue, including around the eyes
Resolve moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles
Reshape and plump lip contours
Deliver a more youthful facial appearance by reviving underlying volume
Fat lasts significantly longer than fillers. Therefore, you will enjoy your fat transfer results for years after having had the procedure. Initially, you may experience fat loss as the grafted tissue integrates into the existing tissues. However, after the initial loss, the fat that remains provides long-lasting facial rejuvenation. To ensure sufficient volume, Dr. Landis accounts for fat loss when determining the amount of natural tissue to transfer during your procedure.
A facelift is effective for facial rejuvenation by resolving wrinkles and deep lines or skin elasticity loss that creates droopy jowls. The procedure is an excellent option for creating a smooth skin presence, free of lines, wrinkles, and other flaws.
Although neuromodulators and dermal fillers have gained significant traction in cosmetic medicine, the benefits are always temporary and can sometimes appear artificial. For natural results that will make you look a decade younger and benefits that last a lifetime, a facelift will have you turning heads in your fifties and allow you to age gracefully.
If you have unwanted facial flaws that make you look older, Dr. Landis can help. Contact him to discuss your options for treating lines and wrinkles from brow to chin. Call (952) 562-5940 or schedule a consultation online at our Plymouth, MN, plastic surgery office.