The fat underneath the skin of the neck was removed, and the skin was
repositioned up and back. If a patient is only 30 to 40 years old, I can
sometimes perform only a liposuction under the chin, without the face lift. However, if the skin has lost some of its elasticity,
removing only the excess fat won't help, because the skin won't
"shrink-wrap" to the neck after the fat removal; it will hang loosely,
and the appearance might be worse than if nothing had been done.
The combination of removing the fat and repositioning the skin is our best
bet in patients older than about 45 years of age.
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Why do I have to wait until I'm 18 years of age to have my nose fixed?
When I was about 10 or 12 I broke my nose in a car crash. I am 16 now and my nose is bent and my left nostril is blocked because of my nose bending towards the right because it's broken. I really want a doctor to just break it back or set it straight but when I went to hospital when I was 15, the doctors said I will have to wait until I am 18 to get it fixed. They said that my face is still developing so that's why they wont do it. Would it be possible if I could get it fixed at this age?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Hmm. I think you're probably ready.
In my practice, most women aged 15 or older are ready for a rhinoplasty. We like to see that a woman is having regular periods and is about done getting taller. Then it's okay.
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