The aging face. We have some control over how we age, lifestyle and diet play a large role but genetics (and therefore our parents) will have the last word unless we chose to intervene.
As one gets older not only do features change because soft tissues of the face such as the cheek, brow and jaw line drop, but also skin looses its natural elastic and translucent or dewy qualities. One starts looking tired or grumpy even when you’re not.
Surgery to reshape the nose is a very common plastic surgery procedure and it can both increase or decrease the size of nose.
The shape of the tip, the bridge and also the nostrils can be changed as can the angle between the nose and the upper lip. Sometimes breathing difficulties can be corrected at the same time.
Fine lines and crepiness develop in the skin at rest along with deeper lines and furrows. The shape of the face changes and becomes much squarer and bottom heavy rather than triangular and defined with a healthy fullness.
Leonardo Da Vinci taught all his apprentices that facial shape was much more important in defining the age of a portrait subject and the aging face than just simple lines or wrinkes. Indeed this is very true so facial shape should not be ignored when trying to achieve a natural rejuvenated look.
“Most people I meet in my practice want to look healthy, natural and less tired. Most people are not starting a new life but want to look the best, the healthiest and the most well and rested among their social and work peers.”
Facial shape contour and excess skin is most powerfully addressed by surgery but other treatments can also very successfully be used for those who are not ready for surgery or who simply don’t want it.