What Would Help Make My Face Look Younger?

Q: I am 30 yrs old and am tried of people telling me that I am in my mid to late 40s. Ugghhh! I usually just walk away and cry and I am tried of crying over this and want to get something done about it. I have had a brow lift and a neck liposuction about 2 yrs ago. I would like to see what it would look like with eyelid lift and filler. Would you also recommend something else? Maybe a chemical peel? Thank you for your help! I really appreciate it!

A: Thank you for sending your pictures. Unfortunately computer imaging is good at changing structures of the face but not very good at soft tissue manipulations such as those that you have asked for. An eye lift can not be done as it distorts the whole eyelid. However, I think there is no question you have upper eyelid hooding and you would clearly benefit by an upper blepharoplasty or eyelid lift. Putting in fillers along the nasolabial fold and lips is also not very accurate and often just distorts the lips in trying to image it. You have reasonable lip size so injectable fillers will make them nicely bigger. As you have suggested, a chemical peel is good for skin texture and brightening the glow of the skin and for fine wrinkles as well.

As for other recommendations, I have done some other changes just to look at how to soften your facial features and make your face more ‘youthful’. These have included the following:revisional browlift to lower hairline (reduce long forehead) and correct existing brow asymmetry, rhinoplasty to make nose look slimmer and more narrow and chin reduction to soften chin point and make softer looking.These are structural facial changes which are different than just anti-aging procedures.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana