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What’s bothering you about your face?

Timeless You Cincinnati, OH“I look in the mirror and I don’t even know who that person is anymore. It’s like overnight I’ve turned into my dear, sweet grandmother, saggy jowls and all.”

There’s nothing like the mirror test to face head-on the effects of aging.

If you’re happy with what you see in the mirror, that’s great –– don’t let anyone talk you into having facial cosmetic surgery or treatments that you don’t want to have or don’t need.

On the other hand, if something is clearly bothering you about your face or neck and you want to turn back the clock, don’t let anyone talk you out of it. Do your research. Get the opinion of two or three facial cosmetic surgeons and decide for yourself.

Here is a quick guide to the issues that people often find bothersome about their face/neck and the proven procedures/treatments for each.

Sagging Jowls, Cheeks and Neck

Regardless of promises made by any number of products, nothing gets rid of excess, sagging facial skin except having it removed surgically. The minimally-invasive, quick-healing Timeless Lift™ is the proven facelift to remove extra facial skin in the cheeks, jowls, jawline and neck and leave those areas smooth and natural looking.

Dr. Robert J. Smyth in Cincinnati OH artfully performs the Timeless Lift™ facelift to provide each patient their natural, “younger you” result that never looks tight or pulled but, instead, leaves them looking younger and refreshed. Dr. Smyth has performed more than 3,000 Timeless Lifts™ using strictly local anesthesia along with some slight relaxation medication. Patients are kept entirely comfortable during the procedure and are spared the risks and longer recovery time associated with general anesthesia.

Heavy, Droopy Upper Lids

An upper eyelid lift (upper blepharoplasty) is the proven way to remove extra, loose skin in the upper lids and to get rid of the heavy, droopy look that can make you look tired and older. Dr. Smyth carefully hides the tiny incision line in the natural crease of the upper lid to provide patients the finest results. He performs upper eyelid lifts, using strictly local anesthesia on the patient, along with some slight relaxation medication. Most patients are ready to be out and about by three days post-procedure, typically wearing sunglasses for the first week post-op.

Puffy, Baggy Lower Eyelids

A lower eyelid lift (lower blepharoplasty) is the surgical method for removing baggy, puffy, loose skin in the undereye area. Dr. Robert J. Smyth carefully hides the tiny incision line just below the eye. He performs lower eyelid lifts, using strictly local anesthesia on the patient, along with some slight relaxation medication. Most patients are ready to be out and about by three days post-procedure, typically wearing sunglasses for the first week post-op.

Brow Lift

The aging process can cause some people to experience a heaviness in their brow area caused by the laxity that naturally occurs in the forehead muscles as we get older. Dr. Robert J. Smyth may recommend a Brow Lift to elevate and restore the brow area to its more youthful look.

Frown Lines/Squint Lines Between and Around the Eyes and in the Forehead Area

Botox® injections have become the modern standard for relaxing the muscles that cause squint lines at the outside edges of the eyes and the vertical lines (the “11’s”) between the eyebrows. Botox also is used to relax and smooth horizontal lines in the forehead area. In the hands of a skilled surgeon such as Dr. Smyth, Botox® injections are a remarkable solution for refreshing the face by softening and eliminating lines and wrinkles that can be aging.

Lines Around the Mouth and Nose Area

If you have visible lines that extend from the bottom outer edges of the nose to the lips (aka marionette lines), a proven solution is to have injections of dermal fillers such as Juvederm®. If considering dermal fillers, be sure to insist on the expertise of an experienced facial cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Robert J. Smyth, versus an inexperienced esthetician or assistant.

Hollowed-Out Cheeks

Losing facial fat in the cheek area is part of the natural aging process. Injections of dermal fillers such as Voluma®, developed specifically to fill the cheek area, can return your cheeks to the naturally fuller look of your younger years. Again, insist on an experienced cosmetic surgeon who specializes in just the face and neck area, such as Dr. Robert. J. Smyth.

Questions about these or other facial rejuvenation procedures, let us know. Call 513.351.0020 to speak directly with Dr. Robert J. Smyth, or to schedule a no-pressure, complimentary, one-on-one consultation with Dr. Smyth.

Dr. Robert J. Smyth in Cincinnati OH has performed more than 3,000 minimally-invasive facelifts and thousands of other surgical and non-surgical, anti-aging, facial cosmetic procedures, including upper eyelifts, lower eyelid lifts, brow lifts, submental liposuction, chin implants, injectables (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.