What Procedures Will Make My Face Look Less Tired And More Youthful?

Q:  Dr. Eppley, I am 54 years old and am interested in getting a facelift, rhinoplasty, and blepharoplasty surgery. I’m trying to achieve a more youthful look, less sagging, and not so tired looking appearance. I have attached some pictures of me so you can show me by imaging what the results may be like.

A: Thank you for sending your pictures. Here is some imaging for the following procedures; a facelift (neck-jowl lift) and a rhinoplasty.You could get a really significant improvement in your neck wattle as it is a large amount of loose hanging skin. That would dramatically change your neck-jawline profile. It is interesting as to why you have such a large amount of hanging neck skin even though it appears you are relatively thin. Perhaps you have lost a lot of weight ?? Regardless a full facelift will remove inches of skin from the neck and tighten up the entire jawline.

From a nose standpoint, you tip is wide and thick and turns down slightly. There is also a small bump higher up on the nose. A full rhinoplasty would take down the bump, shorten and narrow the tip with some lifting and narrow the size of the nostrils. This type of nose change at your age changes the structure of the nose and makes it look smoother and more refined, a look that has a more youthful quality.

The combination of these two procedures, as the imaging illiustrates, would make significant rejuvenative changes to your overall facial appearance

As an addendum, I did not do nor is it possible to do realistic blepharoplasty computer changes. It is clear from the pictures that you have some extra eyelid skin that can be removed as well as some herniated fat from the lower eyelid. Your lower eyelid shows no significant skin excess, however, other than a few millimeters. Together, this type of upper and lower blepahroplasties will make you look less tired.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana