If you’re considering whether New York City facial rejuvenation treatments can really make you look younger, the results of a study can answer that question for you. The study, which was published online in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, evaluated responses from medical students.
The study participants were shown photos of 60 people who had undergone cosmetic surgery procedures. When they were shown the “before” photos, the students guessed that the patients were about 1.7 years younger than they were. When they were shown the “after” photos, the students estimated that the patients were about 8.9 years younger than their actual ages. This yields an age difference of 7.2 years. So the average cosmetic surgery procedure can turn back the clock by about seven years.
The patients in the study were mostly women between the ages of 45 to 72 years of age. They underwent cosmetic surgeries like facelifts and neck lifts, forehead lifts, and lower eyelid surgeries. It’s also worth noting that the medical students noticed the greatest difference in perceived versus actual age among the patients who had undergone more procedures.
As we age, the cumulative effects of gravity, stress, sunlight, genetics, and other factors cause wrinkles and sagging skin. A facelift can turn back the effects of age by reshaping the contours of the face. Facelifts can help you look years younger by addressing problem areas like creases below the eyes, loss of muscle tone, fat deposits, excess skin, and loose jowls. Talk to a plastic surgeon about your goals for a facelift.
Other New York City facial rejuvenation treatments include eyelid surgery, also called a blepharoplasty. Quite often, the eye area is the first to see the effects of aging, and tired, wrinkled skin around the eyes can make you look even older than you are. This type of facial rejuvenation addresses problems like drooping upper eyelids and lower lids that sag. It also reduces puffiness underneath your eyes. The result is a younger, more rested appearance.
If you’re concerned about thin or asymmetrical lips, consider having lip augmentation. This procedure can also correct fine lines, which we acquire as we age. Sometimes, lips become thinner due to smoking and other factors, and they may also become damaged by injury or illness. A lip augmentation adds volume to your lips. It is a popular facial rejuvenation treatment that you may decide to have along with a facelift or eyelid surgery.
If you’re considering New York City facial rejuvenation treatments, it’s important to select a skilled, qualified plastic surgeon. Dr. Loeb is board-certified and has been sought after for his natural-looking results for years by celebrities and others. Dr. Loeb prides himself on unsurpassed patient care and unparalleled artistry in both non-invasive and surgical procedures. For more information on how you can look years younger, please contact his Fifth Avenue offices to schedule a private consultation at 212-327-3700.