Detroit, MI – You can usually tell how old someone is by the wisdom he or she exhibits. Unfortunately, our faces also tend to give our age away.
As we get older, our cheeks begin to sag, we develop laugh lines and crow’s feet, and those problems only exarcerbate as the years go by.
Some people aren’t taking these age-related appearance busters sitting down. Instead, they’re taking to lying on the surgeon’s table and opting for one or more facial plastic surgery procedures.
According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, facial plastic surgeons saw a 64% increase in patients in the year 2015. And the trend only seems to be growing.
“There are quite a few plastic surgery procedures that can help a person look years younger than their chronological age,” says Dr. M Azhar Ali, a Detroit Plastic Surgeon who operates AMAE Plastic Surgery Center in Bloomfield Hills.
Non-surgical procedures include injectables like Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse and Restylane, which are designed to smooth the wrinkles in the face.
Xeomin is another injectable that is approved by the FDA to treat moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.
Other non-surgical techniques include Belotero Balance and Sculptra Aesthetic, which are dermal fillers that help to stimulate the skin’s natural collagen production, leading to a more youthful appearance.
“Many patients are happy with these non-surgical techniques,” says Dr. Ali. “But for patients who require more thorough facial correction, there are a variety of surgical techniques that can really work well.”
Dr. Ali is referring to facelifts, which can lift the skin of the face to minimize wrinkles and reduce the sagging of the jowls.
There is also the neck lift. The neck tends to show age even before the face does, and the neck lift can make a person look younger by tightening the skin in that area.
Other surgical techniques include nose reshaping, brow lifts, cheek implants, eyelid surgery, chin implants, ear surgery, hair transplants and dermabrasion (a technique that helps to refinish the top layers of the skin through a method known as controlled surgical scraping).
Another popular facial plastic surgery procedure includes facial reconstruction, which involves skin grafting and scar reduction to correct damage to the face, such as might happen in an automobile accident.
“With all of these techniques, a person can erase years from their face and feel much better about themselves personally, professionally and in all areas of their life,” Dr. Ali says.
According to the AAFPRS, the most popular facial plastic surgery procedures include rhinoplasty (nose reconstruction), a combination of surgical and non-surgical techniques like Botox, and eyelid surgery to prevent looking so fatigued.
More than 51% of those surveyed said that they had facial plastic surgery to remain competitive in the workforce.
To learn more about the various facial plastic surgery procedures available, visit https://www.drali.com/contact-us/.
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