By Dr. TRACY MOUNTFORD, MBBS MBCAM on Non-Surgical Facelifts
Although people have traditionally resorted to cosmetic surgery, there are obvious disadvantages such as expense and recovery time. Today, there are many simple yet highly effective non-invasive alternatives to a surgical facelift that help you subtly return to a fresher version of yourself – and keep lines, wrinkles and sagging at bay.
As we age, the face loses volume and the skin’s elasticity declines dramatically, with the effects of gravity becoming all too evident and resulting in sagging or drooping. For women, the chin can also be a real tell-tale sign of ageing: the loss of deep supporting fat, combined with gum recession and loss of bone, impact the lower face and chin causing thin lips and wrinkles and a puckered or pouty chin. Tissue loss and sagging skin also cause a chin crease below the lips.
*DISCLAIMER Patient experience and results may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors such as lifestyle, age and medical history.
With plastic surgery, recovery times can be as long as six months in some cases. With a face lift through non-cosmetic surgery, there is little to no downtime and you can resume normal activities right away.