Having had an extensive experience in face lifts (over a 1000) I have become convinced that when the projected results of a face lift justify the operation, it is the right time. My personal approach focuses a lot on restoring an engaging, dynamic and youthful expression, not merely tightening the skin! Why let aging damages worsen irremediably when a procedure done at a relatively early age will produce splendid results and continue to be enjoyed for years?
If you want, check it out and look in the mirror and gently lift your cheeks up and back with 3 fingers.If the improvement is obvious, correcting the early neck fullness, early jowls and a tired look, you get it's time!! Often people believe that fillers will do the job, beware because more and more filler issues are arising (a.k.a. "Pillow Faces" ) and sometimes very difficult to correct. Fillers fill not lift! Computer imaging is invaluable to preview results, seek a surgeon that provides it .
For some illustrations, you can visit my refresherlift.com site. Hope this helps.
Christian Drehsen, MD, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
McKay McKinnon, M.D.
William B. Rosenblatt, M.D.
Luis A. Laurentin-Perez, MD PhD.