Aging is hard for many people as it comes with a host of side effects ranging from hair loss to gray hairs, and from decreased vision to aching joints. Ask many individuals who have been through the process, or who are in the throes of it, and they will tell you that aging is a surreal, unwelcome experience. Here are four procedures that can help reverse the effects of aging.
From discoloration to unsightly chips, and receding gum lines to excessive wearing, aging teeth can add years to a person’s appearance. Dental veneers, tooth bleaching, gum grafting, and dental implants all serve to enhance functionality and increase appearance. In the process, these procedures also help to make a smile—and therefore, the person—look decades younger. Oftentimes, one of the first processes we recommend when a patient tells us “I want to look younger,” is a cosmetic dental procedure. Once a smile looks younger, we can better recommend what procedures – if any – will be necessary to better achieve a youthful appearance.
Chin, Jaw & Cheek Enhancement
As we age, our chin, jaw, and cheeks tend to sag, giving our face the dreaded aged appearance we all fear in our youth. Fortunately, advancements in modern medicine have given us the ability to lift, enlarge or augment these problem areas of the face through the insertion of implants. After a thorough consultation with our surgeons, we can determine what procedures you need and get to work creating the more symmetrical and youthful appearance that you desire.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
As patients age, excess skin accumulates near and above the eyelids, not only giving them a more aged appearance but also interrupting their vision. Blepharoplasty – commonly referred to as eyelid surgery – is a surgery designed for people who are unhappy with their eyelids, and who wish to correct the imperfections. Blepharoplasty involves making small incisions around the natural lines of the eyes and either removing or repositioning the excess fat from the upper and lower eyelids. The end result? Wider eyes and a more youthful appearance.
A number of factors have an effect on how we age, including both genetic and environmental causes. For instance, sun exposure can result in wrinkled skin, while genes may be the cause of loose skin around the jawline and neck. A life of laughter and smiles may be the reason for crows feet and laugh lines around the mouth. Though lines, wrinkles and loose skin can tell a story, they also tell a person your age. A facelift can eliminate the wrinkles and loose skin by tightening all that facial skin and muscles beneath.
Consult Your Riverside Facial & Oral Surgeon
At Riverside Oral & Facial Surgery, P.C., our facial cosmetic surgeons have helped countless patients achieve the youthful appearance they desire, and now we want to help you. Our doctors believe that when you look younger, you feel better, and you deserve to feel good about yourself, no matter your age. To take years off your face today, contact our cosmetic surgery team today at 706-235-5570.