Dr. Finger: Q & A Plastic Surgery in Savannah Georgia

Q: How long does a face lift last?

A: Actually, it lasts forever, but it doesn’t stop the clock. For instance, if you have a face lift at age sixty and it makes you look fifty, when you get ninety you will look eighty.

Q: Is there a way to reverse signs of aging of the face without surgery?

A: Sagging of the face comes from both loss of elasticity of the skin and loss of volume. Have you ever heard someone say, “You’ve lost your baby fat.” The problem is that we continue losing fat in our faces and thus support is lost resulting in sagging of the skin. With this in mind, correction would require a skin tightening procedure like the Fraxel laser combined with one or more of the many injectable products, such as Sculptra, Restylane, Perlane, or Juvederm which help revolumize the face. These can all be done without significant recovery. A serious skin care system would offer additional benefit