Nip Tuck More Years Off the FacePosted on May 11, 2017
Nip Tuck has come to mean more than a quick plastic surgery procedure. More and more patients have begun to accept a nip tuck procedure as a great idea. An investigative medical report proved that more extensive facial surgery predicted a younger age estimate for patients who chose to have one, two, or three surgical procedures performed. The investigators determined that overall; most patients looked on average 8.9 years younger than their chronological age following surgery based on the opinions of those rating their before-and-after pictures. This report was published online in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. Our study is novel in that it quantifies the degree of perceived age change after aging face surgical procedures and demonstrates a significant and consistent reduction in perceived age after aesthetic facial surgery, Nitin Chauhan, MD, of the University of Toronto, and co-authors wrote in conclusion. Of note the researchers found that the more procedures that were performed, the more substantial the effect in terms of reducing the appearance of age. Facial plastic surgeons face a daunting challenge with the delicate task of helping patients understand what they can expect following surgery. Most studies previously focused on the outcomes patients reported. Interestingly this study focused on what others thought and concluded that the average patient looked 8.9 years younger than their chronological age. Dr. Kim explains to patients who are considering facial rejuvenation that it is best to begin early when patients start to first see the first signs of aging. For most patients beginning with procedures including Botox injections help the patient to adjust to changes in their appearance. A facelift can follow when appropriate, and is often accompanied with a blepharoplasty, and brow lift. Most patients are fearful of a drastic change in their facial appearance. For this reason, it is best to begin early making subtle changes along the way. Many Hollywood celebrities have embraced this concept and it has served them well. Unfortunately the celebrities that have the most publicity concerning their plastic surgery tend to be the ones who have gone overboard looking dramatically different and usually not dramatically better. Dr. Kim encourages patients were considering facial rejuvenation to schedule a consultation.