This is an excellent example of how sometimes a few procedures can be combined to produce an amazing improvement in one’s appearance. Simply performing a facelift or laser would not have produced the results seen here.
This 60 year old professional woman desired to “look better” and appear less “mean” to others; and unfortunate misconception by others as she was the sweetest of people. She understood that simply improving her contours with a “High-SMAS” face and neck lift and an upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty (bleph-a-row-plas-tea) would not remove her wrinkles, and because the wrinkles had a significant impact on her appearance and how people incorrectly perceived her laser resurfacing was required.
Indeed, it is a common but incorrect belief that all lines and wrinkles can be removed with a “lift”. Well, maybe but in doing so the result would be a very pulled and un-natural appearance. For her skin, a full CO2 laser was required as well as fat augmentation. The fullness and youthful shape seen around her eyes, especially under her eyebrows, cannot be achieved without fat augmentation.
The procedures performed were a “High-SMAS” face and neck lift and an upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty (bleph-a-row-plas-tea), fat augmentation, and full CO2 laser.