When photographs of Renee Zellweger’s new face were published recently, a report quoted leading plastic surgeons as saying that that transformation in her looks could be the result of “minor procedures”. Zellweger looks very different now, the reason being that her most distinctive features have changed. Her eyelids seem as if they have lost fat and her eyebrows seem positioned lower, indicating “telltale sign of an upper-lid operation called a blepharoplasty” according to one surgeon. So, yes, even minor treatments can take years off your face and even transform your appearance.
The appearance of the human face helps identify origin, emotional affinities, and health and social information. The face also plays an important role in social interactions. As people age, facial expression and structure change with loss of skin elasticity, skin and muscle sag, and the appearance of wrinkles, creases and blemishes. While aging is a natural process, factors such as exposure to sunlight, smoking, a stressful lifestyle and other factors can accelerate the appearance of the signs of aging, making you look older than you actually are. Fortunately, today, there are a multitude of minimally invasive treatments and non-invasive facial cosmetic procedures that can help resolve these signs of aging and take years off your face.
A traditional face lift involves surgery to improve the visible signs of aging in the face and neck. It involves fat sculpting and redistribution, tissue repositioning, and lifting of the facial muscles. However, new minimally invasive laser face lift procedures have entered the scene. Performed using advanced laser technology, the laserlift can provide all the benefits of a traditional procedure, but without the risks and downtime. It allows more focused tissue targeting and can provide quite dramatic results to restore youthful curves in the neck, jowls and jawline.
Eyelid surgery improves the appearance of eyelids and can make you look more youthful. Rhinoplasty is performed to enhance the shape and structure of the nose. Cheek augmentation using implants or fat injections enhance the facial balance.
Depending on individual needs, you can have a combination of procedures such as browlift surgery, eyelid lift, forehead lift, chin augmentation, neck liposuction and treatment to augment the lips. Loss of facial volume can be corrected with fillers and fat injections. Chemical peels are good option to resolve pigmented lesions on the face.
Technological advancements and superior surgical methods have led to the development of safe cosmetic treatments that provide natural and long-lasting results. However, with aging, results can fade over time. A healthy lifestyle and proper skin care could help extend the benefits of your facial rejuvenation procedure.
According to a study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the selfie trend is having a huge impact on the demand for facial plastic surgery. Other studies show that psychosocial domains such as quality of life, self-esteem and body image may improve following facial cosmetic surgery. One report analyzed the results of a study of a set of 60 people who underwent standalone and combination procedures such as facelift, necklift, eyelid lift and forehead lift. It was found that those who had a face and neck lift looked 5.7 years younger, and that those who had 2 procedures looked 7.5 years younger and 3 procedures, 8.4 years younger.