Dr. Amiya Prasad, author of “The Fine Art of Looking Younger” answers RealSelf.com Question:
Q. Do I Need a Facelift? What Happened to Me? I Look 20 Years Older
Hello.. I am 34 years old, 5″2 147lbs..I am about 20 lbs overweight, however looking at my face and all the fat concentrated on my neck looks like I am more like 50 lbs overweight…I already had a chin lipo 2 years ago. Should I get a facelift? Am I too young? my family says I am paranoid..but I see other people with beautiful jawlines specially TV anchors..My eyes are also droopy…What happened to me? How can I look younger? My skin has large pores also.
View Dr. Prasad’s video response below.
A. Lifestyle adjustments or facial cosmetic surgery to look younger
You’ve described a lot of elements of what a youthful face is, and many people on television illustrate that: bright beautiful eyes and a sharp jawline makes one look young or even energetic. When you are younger and overweight, not just on the body but also in the face – due to genetics and the way the fat is distributed- can make you look older. You have choices for procedure. However, if you are 20 pounds overweight, adjustments to your lifestyle and diet will build a strong foundation for your appearance. Being in peak physical fitness and looking young goes together – basically, being healthier helps! To better define the jawline, you can opt to have facial liposuction or other procedures determined by a board certified cosmetic surgeon. If you do consider improving the appearance of the eyelids, eyelid surgery is an option.