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    What cosmetic surgery procedures can make someone look younger?

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    I am a 55 year old woman and am thinking about some procedures which will reduce the signs of ageing… I have heard that some women get face lifts to look younger. What other procedures are available?
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    Dr Anh Nguyen

    Plastic Surgeon (Reconstructive & Cosmetic)

    Dr Anh Nguyen (MBBS (Hons) PGradDipSurgAnat FRACS (Plast)) is a highly qualified, Australian-trained and registered Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon based in Perth, WA. She ... View Profile

    There are many cosmetic surgery procedures that can be performed to reduce the signs of ageing and give men and women a fresher, rejuvenated and more youthful appearance.

    There are non-surgical options for rejuvenation including wrinkle relaxants, skin treatment to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and promote collagen formation and to give skin a more youthful glow such as laser (ablative carbon dioxide or erbium , or nonablative fraxel laser), microdermabrasion, peels and skin products. Soft tissue fillers can be used to restore lost volume in the face, around the brow, the eyes, in the nasolabial folds and to fill out depressions, deep creases and scars.

    There are surgical options such as brow lift, eye lift, upper blepharoplasty to remove excess skin and fat and to open up the eyes, lower blepharoplasty to remove bags and deep tear troughs and grooves and excess bulging fat, face and neck lift to lift sagging facial and neck tissues and restore them to where they were 10 years ago.

    Recent study found that the average face lift and neck lift and eyelid rejuvenation reduced the age appearance of the subjects by 9 years.

    It is best to seek professional opinions about what can be done for you to help you look and feel younger.

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    Dr Freny Kalapesi

    Ophthalmologist (Eye Specialist)

    The periocular region (around the eyes) is one which draws a lot of attention, and the ageing face is often attributed to changes occuring in this region. My only suggestion is not to go straight for options which may include fat removal, as this tends to remove ‘bags’ but create a hollowed aged look. I include with my blepharoplasties, fat redraping, which tends to reposition the fat in a preferable position without causing an aging hollowed appearance. Do find out of your surgeon what the intended benefit of surgery is before rushing into something to change your appearance. Best of Luck.

  • Dr Mark Edinburg

    Plastic Surgeon (Reconstructive & Cosmetic)

    Utilising my experience and passion for my chosen field, I am able to combine my skills as a Specialist Plastic Surgeon and an artist. So, ... View Profile

    There are a whole host of procedures, both surgical and non-surgical available, to assist you. Just as the signs of ageing are multi-factorial, and not limited to 1 thing, so there are numerous products, operations or treatments to address the different facets of ageing.

    Facelifts, eyelid tucks surgery, laser, skin treatments, wrinkle treatments are some of these.

    Decide what worries you- pick just one or a few to start. Consult with a specialist who is also medical(has scientific evidence and years of specialist training backing up the surgery and treatments, safe protocols), do some research and get expert opinions and options.

    For most people, this overwhelming process can be simplified and presented to you as a list of what's appropriate for you, with a timeline, so it's easier to manage, both from a budget perspective, and a realistic lifestyle perspective.

    In my practice, we educate our patients, so that we can make decisions together. It's a journey, tailored specaiifcally for your concerns, body and face shape and structure, and concerns.

    I hope this helps.

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