Patients sometimes come to my plastic surgery practice near Chicago after seeing a photo of themselves posted on Facebook or some other social media site and wondering just who that tired person with all the wrinkles was staring back at them! They start to wonder whether people meeting them for the first time might be thinking that as well.
First impressions matter, and in the online world they are occurring without you even knowing it. If you’re making a career change, or trying to land a new client, or just active in social media, the image you project often shapes people’s opinions about you. Cosmetic surgery is a way to make subtle changes that will enhance others’ first impression of you.
Here are 3 procedures that result in specific improvements to your appearance that, either alone or in combination, can help create a more youthful look.
A face lift improves the appearance of the lower portions of the face. A face lift can help if you’re bothered by a double-chin, want a more defined jawline, or are looking to soften “smile lines” around your mouth.
Many people who think they look angry or tired opt for brow lifts. A furrowed brow and deep forehead creases can make someone appear worried or angry even when they’re not. Brow lifts are often combined with face lifts to create an overall refreshed, youthful appearance.
Slight changes to the upper or lower eyelids, or both, can make a significant change in your appearance. Think about how you would look without crow’s-feet around your eyes, or with the bags under your eyes erased. Droopy eyelids create a tired look. Eyelid surgery, which is often combined with a brow lift, can restore an alert, rested look.