Plastic surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon reveals four different ways to get a more youthful appearance.
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4 Face Lift Options Dr. Ordon: Let’s face it, we’re all getting older, but there are ways to get rid of the wear and tear that comes with age. Nancy is considering facelift or possibly something else. What I’m going to do is show you basically four different ways to give you a more youthful face starting with the most basic, simple, going all the way to what we call full traditional facelift. Nancy: I just still want this. Dr. Ordon: We would do that to you. So the first and most basic way is what we call a liquid facelift. And what that is, is just adding volume back into your face. We’re just using a natural product, hyaluronic acid, lactic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite, anyone of those fillers, we actually injected into the face like so and we can mold it, and give you back volume in your face. Now that’s a quick easy fix, no incisions, minimal downtime, and easy way to go. Now thanks to our friends at Modiface, I’m going to give you a little bit of an idea of how you would look just with putting some volume back in your face. Let’s take a look at that. So here you are with a liquid facelift that actually putting volume into your face makes some pretty, nice improvement. Number two, is just what we call a facial sculpting by adding volume typically in the chin, doing a little bit of liposuction in the neck with liposuction, we can improve that neckline like so. Just by going in there with liposuction, minimal incision and finally adding your own fat to add volume into the mid face and into the cheekbones. A little more invasive but frequent recovery less than a week, you can be seen in public. Again, we have a picture to give an idea of what you might look like doing this jaw line rejuvenation. Nancy: That’s an amazing difference. Dr. Ordon: Well it is a big difference. Now this is what we call the mini facelift. Typically, this is more of 30s, maybe 30s, 40s, nearing your 50s when your skin starts falling. You need to do some skin tightening. So this is where the mini lift. When I do a mini lift, I call it the so-called “O” lift; I can show you exactly what we do. It’s a vertical pull and you said you did not want that look. Well if you see there in the monitor, two things; everything is pulled in a vertical way, putting it back where it belongs, the other key thing you saw there that we hide the incisions in such a way that you don’t loose any hairline and it’s all hidden in front of your hair, okay. Nancy: So all of the incisions are hidden by your hair? Dr. Ordon: Yes. In this case, we’re talking about a mini facelift, so there, before, after, nice change in the mid face, less change in the neck. Finally, the traditional facelift here, now this is the most invasive, involves more incisions, again in front of the ear. We have to loosen up not only the skin but the underlying muscle. We do a vertical lift, pulling these all up like so in a vertical fashion where you see the biggest improvement, it is here in the jaw, in the neckline, and in the nasal labii lines mid face. More incisions, little longer downtime, anywhere from a week for 10 days, but it gives you the longest lasting result. Now you’re between 50 and 60, this is probably the best procedure for you combined with adding some volume into your face. So I want to give you a little bit of idea of how that would look for you using our 3D technology. It’s the newest, latest, 3D to show you how you would look with this. And notice the changes you’re seeing in the nasal labii lines, the jowl, and the neck. So that gives you a little bit of an idea of how that would change in doing it for you only right here would be a vertical lift like so, adding some volume, cleaning the neck up. That would be my recommendation. Nancy: And what about the downtime on the facelifts. Dr. Ordon: A week to 10 days before you can be seen in public. Nancy: And do you have to have someone stay with you? Dr. Ordon: You do. I mean this is r