Question: My daughter is getting married in 4 months. Friends and family that I haven’t seen in years will be attending. My husband and I want to freshen up our face without aggressive surgery. I have sunken cheeks, dark under eye circles and deep nasolabial smile lines. My husband has some sagging along his neck and jawline. We don’t want aggressive surgery due to the recovery and downtime. Is there enough time to have some minimal invasive procedures and be healed to look good for the wedding?
Answer: There are many minimal invasive options that can give a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance to your face. Since you have 4 months, that is sufficient time to heal.
If you don’t want surgery for sagging along your jaw and neckline, the Genius RF/ Infini RF can give a “non-surgical facelift” by stimulating your body’s own collagen and elastin, resulting in lifting and tightening of skin over the ensuing months. In addition to a “non-surgical” facelift, Genius RF/ Infini RF also improves fine lines and aged skin texture for double impact with no downtime.
Restoring volume to your cheeks, lower lid hollows and nasolabial smile lines can be achieved with injectable fillers. Restylane Refyne or Defyne, Juvederm, Voluma, RHA collection, Radiesse and Sculptra are all temporary filler options. If you prefer a filler that offers a long term investment and doesn’t require frequent refilling, Bellafill – the 5-year filler is the most commonly requested option by my patients due to its natural results and high safety profile.
Both Bellafill and Infini/Genius RF treatments can be performed in the same time frame to assure that you are fully healed prior to the wedding date. For special occasions, many patients also have Botox to relax frown lines, forehead wrinkles and crows feet to give a more rested appearance. If you have fine lines of your upper and lower lips, you may also want to consider a Restylane Silk treatment upon completion of your Infini/Genius treatments.
The camera can be unforgiving and exaggerate even the smallest degree of facial aging. Your wedding photos will be a lifetime memory.
A detailed consultation with a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon who is experienced in minimal invasive facial rejuvenation treatments is the first step in determining the most optimal facial rejuvenation approach for your unique needs.
Anita Mandal, MD
Dr. Anita Mandal is a double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon practicing since 1998. She exclusively specializes in facial rejuvenation and non-invasive body contouring. In addition to being on the medical staff at Jupiter Medical Center, her offices house both surgical and laser suites. Dr. Mandal is committed to giving her patients the most natural looking results.
Mandal Plastic Surgery Center
2401 PGA Blvd., Suite 146
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Phone: (561) 238-0040
E-mail: [email protected]