When is it time to consider a face/necklift? Have you been thinking about it?? Do you look into the mirror and pull your face and neck taunt??… Oh the wonders of growing older and the price of maintaining our youthful appearance…As Nora Ephron says,”There’s your neck. You know, our faces are lies, but our necks are the truth.” UGH!!!
When you add up the costs and the time of liquid facelifts, (even if you are in the industry 😉 …….. is it cost effective? or is it time for a little nip- tuck. There are, of course,factors to consider. And the longer you wait- the more elasticity is lost, the greater the cost. OUCH!!
It can be a difficult decision. Unless of course, you are very opposed to going under the knife… which I am not.
The costs of Injections and fillers adds up very quickly and they are temporary. Let’s face it, temporary has its pros and cons.
Pro- if you don’t like the results there are quick remedies. You can actually dissolve fillers like Juvedem, Perlane, and Restylane. Or you can wait it out for a few months. Not true for Radiesse and Sculptra, which may last 1 or 2 years. On the flip side-IT IS HIGH maintenance. Once you start it’s hard to stop. Very addictive. IF you choose to continue to use fillers, plan on budgeting for them, or go for it.. it will pay for itself and no more needles in your face. Except of course for a little Botox now and then 🙂
One more point… please do your homework and choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. See his before and after photos, talk to his patients and please do not go for a quick fix. Don’t go to a chain facility or think a non-surgical face-lift will really give you the result you are looking for.
Choices…at least we have them. 🙂
I was very saddened to see that NIP/TUCK is going off the air after 6 electrifying seasons, btw! Although overblown and far-reaching, nontheless unique, well-written and always a hidden message as to the vanity within us.
A LIQUID FACELIFT option. . . a wonderful alternative to the kniife IF you trust the substance, its predictability and the injector. As injectables and fillers become increasingly more advanced and permanent, while appealing as this may sound, what happens when the filler “stays put” but the face continues to age, sag and “loose gravity?”
And, every notice how NEW BEAUTY magazine never, ever recommends “cosmetic surgeons”. . .only board-certified plastic and facial/reconstructive surgeons? While I applaud board-certified “anything”–there are tons of talented and skilled cosmetic surgeons who are NOT board-certified that are far more adept than some plastic surgeons!!! As much as I love NEW BEAUTY mag, the publications relies heavily on OTC (over-the-counter) topical products from department stores which have far less research and critical merit than its medical-grade skincare counterparts. Yes, the retin-a’s and the hydroquinones get mentlioned—but the mag reads like a whose who of ingredient-hyping that haven’t made the grade yet.
To NIP or to TUCK. .. never say never. .. prevention is a lot cheaper. . .and, if you’ve had a NIP OR TUCK, then, darn it, just admit it—it will be so yesterday tomorrow anyway.
I too am saddened by the end of NIP/TUCK. Over the past 2 seasons it did get outrageous, yet I agree well- written. I read an article that indicated that many of the surgeries story-lines depicted in the show were based on real events. I will miss Christian and his narcissistic behavior and Sean’s search for self Another good show to bit the dusk after a long run!
“A LIQUID FACELIFT option. . . a wonderful alternative to the kniife IF you trust the substance, its predictability and the injector. As injectables and fillers become increasingly more advanced and permanent, while appealing as this may sound, what happens when the filler “stays put” but the face continues to age, sag and “loose gravity?” A good valid point. A well-reknowned Derm in SF would not use Radiesse for this very reason.
” To NIP or to TUCK. .. never say never. .. prevention is a lot cheaper. . .and, if you’ve had a NIP OR TUCK, then, darn it, just admit it—it will be so yesterday tomorrow anyway.” Amen!!!
New Beauty- a great magazine. However very consumer driven, biased and lacks real medical aesthetic info. I keep mine in the bathroom!! LOL