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Can surgery get rid of my facial wrinkles? I have used creams and botox to make my facial wrinkles less noticeable, but i still look older than my age. What kind of plastic surgery is best for reducing wrinkles?

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Dr. Kirk Churukian
Surgery - Plastics
9 doctors agree

In brief: Get to an expert!

One are the advantages of having your Botox and fillers done by a plastic surgeon is that you can be evaluated for other noninvasive or invasive procedures while assessing your response to Botox and fillers.
Multiple minor procedures can be combined to give a good effect. However, the key is having someone who knows your goals, how aggressive you want to be, and of course, your budget! good luck.

In brief: Get to an expert!

One are the advantages of having your Botox and fillers done by a plastic surgeon is that you can be evaluated for other noninvasive or invasive procedures while assessing your response to Botox and fillers.
Multiple minor procedures can be combined to give a good effect. However, the key is having someone who knows your goals, how aggressive you want to be, and of course, your budget! good luck.
Dr. Kirk Churukian
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Depending on the location of the wrinkles a facelift, brow lift and/or eyelid lift will improve the wrinkles in various areas of the face.
See a facial plastic surgeon for a consultation.

In brief: Depends

Depending on the location of the wrinkles a facelift, brow lift and/or eyelid lift will improve the wrinkles in various areas of the face.
See a facial plastic surgeon for a consultation.
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Facial wrinkles

Wrinkles appear due to 1 overuse-contraction of the "frown, " "purse" or "squint" muscles of facial expression & 2.
Volume loss in soft tissues & bony structures of the face. Difference between youthful and older faces is fullness & reflection of light. When skin is smooth & full, light is reflected from everywhere. Filling areas that are missing volume & relaxing muscles may restore youthful look.

In brief: Facial wrinkles

Wrinkles appear due to 1 overuse-contraction of the "frown, " "purse" or "squint" muscles of facial expression & 2.
Volume loss in soft tissues & bony structures of the face. Difference between youthful and older faces is fullness & reflection of light. When skin is smooth & full, light is reflected from everywhere. Filling areas that are missing volume & relaxing muscles may restore youthful look.
Dr. Emily Altman
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Dr. Vishal Banthia
Facial Plastic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Erasing wrinkles

There are LOTS of great surgical and nonsurgical ways to look younger and minimize if not eradicate wrinkles.
Skin creams are for maintenance -- not really effective for correction. Botox and fillers are great first-line nonsurgical options that work great and are safe. With resources such as zendybeauty, affordable rates with great board certified providers in your local area can be found.

In brief: Erasing wrinkles

There are LOTS of great surgical and nonsurgical ways to look younger and minimize if not eradicate wrinkles.
Skin creams are for maintenance -- not really effective for correction. Botox and fillers are great first-line nonsurgical options that work great and are safe. With resources such as zendybeauty, affordable rates with great board certified providers in your local area can be found.
Dr. Vishal Banthia
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Dr. Oren Lerman
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Deep wrinkles from muscles of facial animation ate sometimes best treated with Botox and fillers however fine lines and wrinkles can benefit from skin resurfacing like laser or chemical peel.
In many cases multiple interventions such as surgical face lift combined with fat injection to restore volume and resurfacing with laser or chemical peel is the ideal treatment. Ask your plastic surgeon!

In brief: Possibly

Deep wrinkles from muscles of facial animation ate sometimes best treated with Botox and fillers however fine lines and wrinkles can benefit from skin resurfacing like laser or chemical peel.
In many cases multiple interventions such as surgical face lift combined with fat injection to restore volume and resurfacing with laser or chemical peel is the ideal treatment. Ask your plastic surgeon!
Dr. Oren Lerman
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Dr. Emily Altman
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Dr. Jason Lichten
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pick a good surgeon

Discuss with your surgeon what you want to accomplish with surgery and what your concerns are.
If you find a surgeon who is board certified in plastic surgery, has good experience with facelift, and you trust them after meeting them, then your facelift can accomplish the natural results you are looking for.

In brief: Pick a good surgeon

Discuss with your surgeon what you want to accomplish with surgery and what your concerns are.
If you find a surgeon who is board certified in plastic surgery, has good experience with facelift, and you trust them after meeting them, then your facelift can accomplish the natural results you are looking for.
Dr. Jason Lichten
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Consultation time

If the basic steps of skincare and Botox aren't enough, maybe it's time for the next step.
This could include: chemical peels, laser resurfacing, or actual surgery, like a facelift. Best to go see a plastic surgeon who specializes in this area.

In brief: Consultation time

If the basic steps of skincare and Botox aren't enough, maybe it's time for the next step.
This could include: chemical peels, laser resurfacing, or actual surgery, like a facelift. Best to go see a plastic surgeon who specializes in this area.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lessen not rid rhyti

Facelifts and laser surgery or chemical peels ina addition to fillers, botox, fat grafting and implants as well as good skin care with retinoids may help to lessen the appearance of rhytids (wrinkles) but will not eliminate or remove all wrinkles.

In brief: Lessen not rid rhyti

Facelifts and laser surgery or chemical peels ina addition to fillers, botox, fat grafting and implants as well as good skin care with retinoids may help to lessen the appearance of rhytids (wrinkles) but will not eliminate or remove all wrinkles.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Janet Turkle
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Laser

A resurfacing laser treatment is very effective in reducing facial wrinkles.
A 10-14 day "downtime" with a 2-3 month period of redness can be expected.

In brief: Laser

A resurfacing laser treatment is very effective in reducing facial wrinkles.
A 10-14 day "downtime" with a 2-3 month period of redness can be expected.
Dr. Janet Turkle
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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery vs ablative

It all depends on what you need.
If you have loose and saggy skin, you may need surgery, (i.e.; browlift, facelift, necklift etc). If it is just wrinkles in certain spots, filler agents or peels/laser may be of benefit. Best to speak with a board certified plastic surgeon for your individual answer. http://www.jjrothmd.com/procedures/facelift-necklift.

In brief: Surgery vs ablative

It all depends on what you need.
If you have loose and saggy skin, you may need surgery, (i.e.; browlift, facelift, necklift etc). If it is just wrinkles in certain spots, filler agents or peels/laser may be of benefit. Best to speak with a board certified plastic surgeon for your individual answer. http://www.jjrothmd.com/procedures/facelift-necklift.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cut vs Laser

Depends on the situation.
See a facial plastic surgeon to explore options.

In brief: Cut vs Laser

Depends on the situation.
See a facial plastic surgeon to explore options.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Get evaluated.

I do not know your age, or heredity and have never seen you or a picture.
But generally there are resurfacing procedures such as deep chemical peels that can give amazing results. Maybe you could be a candidate for rejuvenation surgery like face or brow lifting. See a qualified facial plastic surgeon.

In brief: Get evaluated.

I do not know your age, or heredity and have never seen you or a picture.
But generally there are resurfacing procedures such as deep chemical peels that can give amazing results. Maybe you could be a candidate for rejuvenation surgery like face or brow lifting. See a qualified facial plastic surgeon.
Dr. James Shire
Dr. James Shire
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Dr. Tal Dagan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Wrinkle Reduction

After reviewing the various answers, i just wanted to add there are options other than laser resurfacing, chemical peels and facelifts.
There are fillers, localized muscle freezing techniques and other skin treatments possible for wrinkle reduction both temporary as well as longer lasting. Consult with your local cosmetic surgeon, you can get more info on www.Myfacesurgeon.Com.

In brief: Wrinkle Reduction

After reviewing the various answers, i just wanted to add there are options other than laser resurfacing, chemical peels and facelifts.
There are fillers, localized muscle freezing techniques and other skin treatments possible for wrinkle reduction both temporary as well as longer lasting. Consult with your local cosmetic surgeon, you can get more info on www.Myfacesurgeon.Com.
Dr. Tal Dagan
Dr. Tal Dagan
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Dr. Jason Hess
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Surgical

Surgical options for facial wrinkles depend on the location of the wrinkles.
Brow wrinkles can be improved by a brow lift. Wrinkles of the cheeks, jowling, and nasolabial folds (the lines extending from the nose to the corners of the mouth) can be improved by a facelift. Facelift surgery is frightening to many. Outcomes like those of joan rivers, mickey rourke, and other hollywood celebs are often unnatural and unflattering. Techniques available to well-trained and board certified plastic surgeons can optimize surgical outcomes today. Good luck!

In brief: Surgical

Surgical options for facial wrinkles depend on the location of the wrinkles.
Brow wrinkles can be improved by a brow lift. Wrinkles of the cheeks, jowling, and nasolabial folds (the lines extending from the nose to the corners of the mouth) can be improved by a facelift. Facelift surgery is frightening to many. Outcomes like those of joan rivers, mickey rourke, and other hollywood celebs are often unnatural and unflattering. Techniques available to well-trained and board certified plastic surgeons can optimize surgical outcomes today. Good luck!
Dr. Jason Hess
Dr. Jason Hess
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Dr. Megan Jack
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Facial wrinkles

Many patients get wrinkles and sagging skin with age.
Surgery is important for some patients to improve sagging skin and wrinkles. I often combine surgery with fat transfer to the face to "replump" the skin as well as laser resurfacing to really minimize the wrinkles on the face (especially around eyes and mouth). This can also tighten sagging eyelids which is not treated with facelift alone!

In brief: Facial wrinkles

Many patients get wrinkles and sagging skin with age.
Surgery is important for some patients to improve sagging skin and wrinkles. I often combine surgery with fat transfer to the face to "replump" the skin as well as laser resurfacing to really minimize the wrinkles on the face (especially around eyes and mouth). This can also tighten sagging eyelids which is not treated with facelift alone!
Dr. Megan Jack
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