As women enter their forties many common aging signs tend to appear in what can seem like overnight, including crow’s feet and fine lines. While hydration, nutrition, and retinol wrinkle creams can help with minor cases, the choice to undergo plastic surgery to turn back the clock can be daunting. For this reason, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John L. LeRoy offers Band-Aid procedures for women who are just beginning to see the telltale signs of aging and may not be ready for a traditional facelift yet seek more comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Sometimes, the best option to combat early signs of aging is to take a tiered approach to addressing problem areas, improving them gradually.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more women from the ages of 40-54 are likely to undergo procedures that address sagging eyes and wrinkled foreheads than any other procedure. The skin around the eyes is very thin and prone to show wrinkle redundancy. Both Band Aid Blepharoplasty and traditional blepharoplasty restore the alertness of youthful eyes by removing excess fat and sagging skin. Laser resurfacing to lighten dark circles and brighten the eye area is often performed in combination with the procedure, as are browlifts, which raise the eyebrows while smoothing out wrinkles on the forehead to erase the tired appearance that often accompanies aging.
In addition, according to their findings, facelifts are the most popular cosmetic procedure for those 55 and older. Traditional facelifts address jowls, jawlines that have lost contour, sunken cheeks and additional signs of aging by removing excess fat and tissue. Because skin continues to age no matter what procedure you choose, results are not permanent. However, facelifts slow the appearance of aging in the face and it is generally agreed upon among patients that the facelift procedure can lift 8-12 years from a patient’s face depending on the their lifestyle. According to Dr. LeRoy, for patients who are not yet ready or do not need to undergo a comprehensive facelift, a mini Band Aid Facelift utilizes smaller incisions to decrease similar signs of aging with subtle changes and can lift as much as 10 years from a patient’s face.
If you are interested in cosmetic anti-aging procedures from Dr. LeRoy, please contact our practice today for a consultation. You can also connect with Dr. LeRoy on Facebook, Twitter, and Google + for the latest plastic surgery news.