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Defining Youth

Posted November 13, 2017 in Facial Rejuvenation

Facelift Patient who also had newlift, browlift and eyelid surgery by Dr. PatronellaMany of us have wished we could have the perspective and wisdom we gain as we grow older in the more youthful body and appearance of our younger days! The physical changes that occur with aging can feel discouraging, making you look older than you feel and older than you’d like to be perceived by those around you. In his experience, Dr. Patronella has found that while most people accept the idea of growing older gracefully, they reject less desirable facial aging features like facial jowls, sagging skin, and drooping eyelids. The good news is that we have many advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments that can restore a more youthful look to the face, reversing some of the unwanted effects of aging. These can make the face look years younger and, in particularly dramatic cases, even decades younger.

How Aging Affects the Face

As you grow older, you may notice that your face shape is gradually losing some definition. Sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles develop as the skin loses elasticity and strength and begins to hang more loosely. Loose skin in the face leads to the formation of jowls that gradually sag down from the cheeks over the jawline. With the cheeks and jowls sagging, the contours of the mid and lower face disappear. The jawline and neck begin to blend together, causing the face to take on a more shapeless appearance. Wrinkles become folds, and the whole face eventually pulls downward.

Restoring a Youthful Appearance

Restoring youthful definition in the face is possible with a facelift. Dr. Patronella’s True Form Facelift® can restore clearly defined facial contours and angles to give you a more youthful look. Using a dual plane technique, Dr. Patronella tightens and adjusts both the skin and the underlying facial muscles to correct sagging skin, deep creases, fine lines, wrinkles, and a loss of muscle tone. Many people choose to combine a facelift with eyelid surgery and a forehead lift to achieve maximum rejuvenation that appears completely authentic. With this procedure, individuals can regain more youthful, defined facial contours. Facelift surgery with Dr. Patronella typically produces long-lasting, natural-looking results that recreate a younger, more refreshed, and more defined version of you.

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