In the case of this patient’s significant weight loss, she developed premature facial aging, skin laxity and loss of volume that left her feeling as if she looked like a “melted candle.”
After consultation and providing a complete and thorough pre-operative work-up I performed a lower or “mini” facelift to correct the sagging and deflated look. Note the tasteful, age-appropriate, natural look she attained, as well the restoration of facial contours and fullness in the cheeks. This creates a more youthful appearance that the patient is very satisfied with.
I have highlighted the key points of the patient’s facial aging for you to review.
The lower or mini facelift procedure this patient underwent can be performed safely, under local anesthesia with conscious sedation. The recovery is comfortable and patients are generally able to manage any discomfort with over the counter pain medications, such as Tylenol. Downtime is minimal, but I suggest that you do not participate in any rigorous activity or exercise for several days. You can typically return to work and moderate activities within a few days.
For more information about “mini” or lower facelift procedures, or to schedule a consultation, please contact Bermudez Aesthetic Medicine.