Your options by 6 zones of your face.
After a certain age, most of us have something that bothers us about our face. Before you take steps to improve things, it’s important to understand what will work and what won’t which, in turn, requires knowing the different “zones” of your face.
The zones (areas) of your face each demand a different approach when it comes to correcting the natural effects of aging. There’s no one way procedure or treatment that can do it all and still leave you with the natural, “younger-you” results you want.
Here are the six common zones of your face and how facial cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Robert J. Smyth, in Cincinnati OH, specialist with 30+ years in just the face and neck area, typically addresses each.
Zone 1: Lower Face and Neck
Problem: Loose, sagging skin in the lower face and neck, jowls, and turkey neck
Solution: A minimally-invasive lower facelift such as the Timeless Lift® will remove the extra skin in the lower face, cheeks and neck areas to leave your face looking gently and naturally lifted, your jawline restored, neck smoother, and your overall look younger and refreshed. NOTE: A lower facelift will not affect the eyes, the area immediately around the mouth, or the brow and forehead area.
Zone 2: Around Your Mouth
Problem: Pesky, vertical lines above and below your lip lines
Solution: Dermal fillers such as Juvederm can help to smooth these fine lines. Laser skin resurfacing is another option, but it requires more time for healing.
Zone 3: Brow and Forehead
Problem: Horizontal lines on your forehead and/or vertical lines between your brows
Solution: Botox injections can soften the expression lines on your forehead and between your brows. Deep creases may also require treatment with dermal fillers.
Problem: Low, heavy-looking brow line
Solution: If your brow line has dropped over the years and you feel that you’re always having to purposely lift your brows so that people don’t ask why you’re frowning or look so tired, a brow lift might be the suggested remedy.
Zone 4: Side of Nose to Mouth
Problem: Lines, folds or furrows from the bottom outside edges of your nose to your mouth
Solution: This is a common area to show laxity as the face ages. Minimal laxity may be treated with dermal fillers, while deeper folds may require a combination of the minimally-invasive lower facelift and dermal fillers.
Zone 5: Chin
Problem: Receding chin
Solution: A chin implant is a minor surgical procedure that can work wonders to provide a more attractive and natural-looking profile.
Problem: Double Chin
Solution: Submental liposuction is a quick and proven, minor surgical procedure for removing the fat under the chin. Liposuction can be performed alone or in combination with a lower facelift.
Zone 6: Eyes
Problem: Heavy upper lids with loose and extra skin
Solution: An upper blepharoplasty (upper eyelid surgery) is a remarkable way to look brighter, more awake and refreshed. The goal is always an entirely natural look, with special attention given to the female eye versus the male eye.
Problem: Puffy or sunken lower lids
Solution: Puffy lower lids may require a lower blepharoplasty (lower eyelid lift), while sunken areas below the eyes may be best treated with dermal fillers intended specifically for the thin, delicate skin in this area.
Let’s talk. Dr. Robert J. Smyth, MD is a leading facelift surgeon and specialist in Cincinnati OH whose patients come from a 100-mile radius. He has performed more than 3,000 minimally-invasive facelifts and thousands of other surgical and non-surgical, anti-aging, facial cosmetic procedures, including upper and/or lower eyelid lifts, brow lifts, submental liposuction, chin implants, dermal fillers and Botox.
For more information or to schedule a one-on-one, complimentary, no-pressure consultation with Dr. Smyth to discuss today’s finest solutions for attaining the natural, refreshed and “younger-you” look you deserve, call 513.201.8490.