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Is there a good ALT to facelift at 60?

40 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Please understand...

The difference between a facelift and its alternatives.
A good facelift elevates and repositions the skin and soft tissue of the face to more youthful positions. It does little to nothing about surface changes. Many of the alternatives (botox, fillers, laser) can improve the surface characteristics of the skin but do nothing to reposition the soft tissues. So, often these are complementary.

In brief: Please understand...

The difference between a facelift and its alternatives.
A good facelift elevates and repositions the skin and soft tissue of the face to more youthful positions. It does little to nothing about surface changes. Many of the alternatives (botox, fillers, laser) can improve the surface characteristics of the skin but do nothing to reposition the soft tissues. So, often these are complementary.
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Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
There is an atrophy or loss lf bone lf the face as well so that surgic planning at the time of facelift may benefit from structural implants as well such as to the malar region, etc.
Dr. Joseph Campanelli
Not now but wait. Currently there is no minimally invasive procedure that duplicates the results of a good face lift but the pace of innovation is such that there will be.
Dr. Jason Hall
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Lots of options

It all depends on your goals.
Loss of volume, especially in the midface and cheeks, defines "aging" in the face. Replacing that volume, either with your own fat (fat grafts) or with fillers off the shelf, can do the trick. While it's still a "procedure" it falls short of a full facelift.

In brief: Lots of options

It all depends on your goals.
Loss of volume, especially in the midface and cheeks, defines "aging" in the face. Replacing that volume, either with your own fat (fat grafts) or with fillers off the shelf, can do the trick. While it's still a "procedure" it falls short of a full facelift.
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Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Facelift alternative

"good" alternative begs the definition of "good".
What is good for one may not be so for someone else. You need an exam first and then alternatives could be discussed, such as peels, ipl, laser, etc.

In brief: Facelift alternative

"good" alternative begs the definition of "good".
What is good for one may not be so for someone else. You need an exam first and then alternatives could be discussed, such as peels, ipl, laser, etc.
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Dr. Brian Maloney
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Facelift Alternative

A facial cosmetic surgeon can evaluate the aging changes on your face and share with you whether fillers are a good option for you.
For most people, fillers can soften some of the aging features, hollow temples and cheeks, and deepening of the folds between the cheek and mouth and down turning corners of the mouth and facial wrinkles.

In brief: Facelift Alternative

A facial cosmetic surgeon can evaluate the aging changes on your face and share with you whether fillers are a good option for you.
For most people, fillers can soften some of the aging features, hollow temples and cheeks, and deepening of the folds between the cheek and mouth and down turning corners of the mouth and facial wrinkles.
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Dr. Tito Vasquez
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on goals

There are always alternatives depending on your goals and expectations.
It is important to understand what your concerns are about facelifts or other surgery. Age is less a concern than overall health and the severity of aging signs in your face. This will determine how well each procedure will accomplish its goal.

In brief: Depends on goals

There are always alternatives depending on your goals and expectations.
It is important to understand what your concerns are about facelifts or other surgery. Age is less a concern than overall health and the severity of aging signs in your face. This will determine how well each procedure will accomplish its goal.
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1 comment
Dr. David Levens
Agree with Dr. Vasquez. Alternative options include less invasive procedures such as fillers, neurotoxins and skin resurfacing procedures.
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.
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Facelift alternative

A facelift rejuvenates the face by repostitioning sagging tissues and removing excessive skin.
While resurfacing procedures can tighten and improve the skin, and ultrasound procedures can tighten the underlying tissues, and injectable fillers can volumize the face, none of these procedures can accomplish what a surgical facelift does.

In brief: Facelift alternative

A facelift rejuvenates the face by repostitioning sagging tissues and removing excessive skin.
While resurfacing procedures can tighten and improve the skin, and ultrasound procedures can tighten the underlying tissues, and injectable fillers can volumize the face, none of these procedures can accomplish what a surgical facelift does.
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Dr. Tanveer Janjua
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No alt to facelift

There is no good alternative to facelift at age 60.
If you can settle for some improvement then botox, fillers and laser would be the way to go

In brief: No alt to facelift

There is no good alternative to facelift at age 60.
If you can settle for some improvement then botox, fillers and laser would be the way to go
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Dr. Humberto Palladino
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Facelift alternative

It depends on the degree of aging and desired outcome.
There are fat injections, fillers and botox, as well as laser resurfacing, peels etc. All these techniques are alternatives designed to improve the sings of aging. The difference between them is the degree of correction achievable with each.

In brief: Facelift alternative

It depends on the degree of aging and desired outcome.
There are fat injections, fillers and botox, as well as laser resurfacing, peels etc. All these techniques are alternatives designed to improve the sings of aging. The difference between them is the degree of correction achievable with each.
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Dr. Michael Menachof
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not Really

Not really. Sometimes fillers (a combination of sculptra, perlane, (dermal fillers) and restylane) can make things look better but most of the time if you need a facelift, only a facelift will give you the results you are looking for.

In brief: Not Really

Not really. Sometimes fillers (a combination of sculptra, perlane, (dermal fillers) and restylane) can make things look better but most of the time if you need a facelift, only a facelift will give you the results you are looking for.
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