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Is there good alternative to facelift at 40?
35 doctors weighed in

Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
9 doctors agree
In brief: Yes!
It all depends what you are concerned about.
"minilifts" or short scar lifts may be good options for younger patients. Laser skin rejuvenation may be a good option too. Injectable fillers and Botox are good complementary treatments to consider. You should consult with an experienced facial surgeon to see what's right for you.

In brief: Yes!
It all depends what you are concerned about.
"minilifts" or short scar lifts may be good options for younger patients. Laser skin rejuvenation may be a good option too. Injectable fillers and Botox are good complementary treatments to consider. You should consult with an experienced facial surgeon to see what's right for you.
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
8 doctors agree
In brief: Meet with Doctor
There are plently of non-surgical atlernatives to facelifts but these results may be performed independently or in combination with facelift procedures.
Few of these will achieve the magnitude of correction that a facelift can achieve, some will supplement and enhance the results of a facelift. Procedures include peels, laser, radiofrequency, high intensity ultrasound, fillers, fat, botox, etc.

In brief: Meet with Doctor
There are plently of non-surgical atlernatives to facelifts but these results may be performed independently or in combination with facelift procedures.
Few of these will achieve the magnitude of correction that a facelift can achieve, some will supplement and enhance the results of a facelift. Procedures include peels, laser, radiofrequency, high intensity ultrasound, fillers, fat, botox, etc.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
It is extremely important to defime the individual needs of the patient to decide how best to rejuvenate the face.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Facelift
There are many different types of facelifts as well as alternative nonsurgical procedures.
Your best bet would be to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

In brief: Facelift
There are many different types of facelifts as well as alternative nonsurgical procedures.
Your best bet would be to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Michael Kulick
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: For sure!
Think about facial fillers and botox.
There are also non-invasive treatments that will help. Best to consult with a doctor that has many alternatives!

In brief: For sure!
Think about facial fillers and botox.
There are also non-invasive treatments that will help. Best to consult with a doctor that has many alternatives!
Dr. Michael Kulick
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Dr. Taylor Pollei
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
The changes effected from a facelift (decreased bowling, improved neckline) are difficult to obtain for non-surgical methods.
Some skin resurfacing and injectable treatments can help, but surgery is much more definitive. It all depends on what your anatomy is and what your goals for improvement are. I suggest a formal surgical evaluation.

In brief: No
The changes effected from a facelift (decreased bowling, improved neckline) are difficult to obtain for non-surgical methods.
Some skin resurfacing and injectable treatments can help, but surgery is much more definitive. It all depends on what your anatomy is and what your goals for improvement are. I suggest a formal surgical evaluation.
Dr. Taylor Pollei
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Dr. Larry Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Mini Facelift
Minimally invasive procedures are the focus of all surgical fields and plastic surgery is no exception.
The trend for looking your best has moved towards procedures that have rapid healing times, reduced risk and leave significantly less scarring than traditional methods. A mini facelift like the Lite Lift and others are less invasive than a facelift. Lasers and peels can also be helpful.

In brief: Mini Facelift
Minimally invasive procedures are the focus of all surgical fields and plastic surgery is no exception.
The trend for looking your best has moved towards procedures that have rapid healing times, reduced risk and leave significantly less scarring than traditional methods. A mini facelift like the Lite Lift and others are less invasive than a facelift. Lasers and peels can also be helpful.
Dr. Larry Nichter
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Dr. Donald Yoo
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Ulthera fillers
At 40, a good skin care regimen, a combination of peels and resurfacing lasers, facial fillers and ulthera skin tightening should help to make you look younger and more rejuvenated without undergoing surgery.

In brief: Ulthera fillers
At 40, a good skin care regimen, a combination of peels and resurfacing lasers, facial fillers and ulthera skin tightening should help to make you look younger and more rejuvenated without undergoing surgery.
Dr. Donald Yoo
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Dr. Tito Vasquez
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
A combination of good skin care, exfoliation, resurfacing of the skin (i.
e. Peels, laser, ipl), and injectible fillers can reduce wrinkles and rejuvenate the face. While a facelift can last longer and give more dramatic results, if you are not ready for this procedure, you can also try the above options.

In brief: Yes
A combination of good skin care, exfoliation, resurfacing of the skin (i.
e. Peels, laser, ipl), and injectible fillers can reduce wrinkles and rejuvenate the face. While a facelift can last longer and give more dramatic results, if you are not ready for this procedure, you can also try the above options.
Dr. Tito Vasquez
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Dr. Clark Schierle
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Facelift Alternative
Aging is best treated by a multi-pronged approach.
First build a foundation with good skin care. Fillers, botox, and resurfacing with lasers, chemicals, or dermabrasion are very effective medical treatments for aging. Finally, surgery can help tighten and lift excess skin for the finishing touch. All of these complement, but do not replace, one another as part of your total beauty regimen.

In brief: Facelift Alternative
Aging is best treated by a multi-pronged approach.
First build a foundation with good skin care. Fillers, botox, and resurfacing with lasers, chemicals, or dermabrasion are very effective medical treatments for aging. Finally, surgery can help tighten and lift excess skin for the finishing touch. All of these complement, but do not replace, one another as part of your total beauty regimen.
Dr. Clark Schierle
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Dr. Brian Maloney
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Alt to Lift
Options to restore a youthful look include, Fillers, Kybella, facial liposuction with or w/o Thermi Rf and facelift.
Every face is different, a cosmetic surgeon can discuss which options may be appropriate for you.

In brief: Alt to Lift
Options to restore a youthful look include, Fillers, Kybella, facial liposuction with or w/o Thermi Rf and facelift.
Every face is different, a cosmetic surgeon can discuss which options may be appropriate for you.
Dr. Brian Maloney
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Dr. Joseph Campanelli
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends On Concern
At 40, you are approaching facial aging early.
It is likely that you do not have enough aging changes to make a facelift worthwhile but there are many other options to improve on your early aging changes. The MOST important is proper skin care: sunscreen, anti-oxidant and retinoid daily. Smartlipo can be an excellent choice if you have fullness in the neck. CO2 laser can tighten loose skin.

In brief: Depends On Concern
At 40, you are approaching facial aging early.
It is likely that you do not have enough aging changes to make a facelift worthwhile but there are many other options to improve on your early aging changes. The MOST important is proper skin care: sunscreen, anti-oxidant and retinoid daily. Smartlipo can be an excellent choice if you have fullness in the neck. CO2 laser can tighten loose skin.
Dr. Joseph Campanelli
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Usually.
Usually. You'll get the best array of alternatives from a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

In brief: Usually.
Usually. You'll get the best array of alternatives from a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Many Alternatives
At the young age of 40 a facelift is rarely the answer, unless the neck and jaw are sagging.
To fill the middle face or plump the lips there are a host of products, "liquid facelift" that are non-surgical injectable procedures with little down time. Injectables are used to sculpt and contour the face by restoring the volume and shape. They are remarkable. www.artofplasticsurgery.com.

In brief: Many Alternatives
At the young age of 40 a facelift is rarely the answer, unless the neck and jaw are sagging.
To fill the middle face or plump the lips there are a host of products, "liquid facelift" that are non-surgical injectable procedures with little down time. Injectables are used to sculpt and contour the face by restoring the volume and shape. They are remarkable. www.artofplasticsurgery.com.
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
In brief: Yes
Early aging can be treated with facial fillers, botox, and skin resurfacing techniques.

In brief: Yes
Early aging can be treated with facial fillers, botox, and skin resurfacing techniques.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Possibly
At age 40, you may not need a full facelift.
Fillers, botox, and lasers can provide mild improvements. A facelift will always provide the best result.

In brief: Possibly
At age 40, you may not need a full facelift.
Fillers, botox, and lasers can provide mild improvements. A facelift will always provide the best result.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. John Decorato
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes
There are alternatives to facelift surgery at 40.
Although your response to less invasive procedures is dependent upon the nature of the problem you wish to address. If you want to treat lines or wrinkles either Botox and/or filler injections will provide excellent results. If you require more volume filling i prefer sculptra or your own fat as the volume replacement.

In brief: Yes
There are alternatives to facelift surgery at 40.
Although your response to less invasive procedures is dependent upon the nature of the problem you wish to address. If you want to treat lines or wrinkles either Botox and/or filler injections will provide excellent results. If you require more volume filling i prefer sculptra or your own fat as the volume replacement.
Dr. John Decorato
Dr. John Decorato
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