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Oh, what an interesting post! I found this type of thing fascinating!
I understood why blepharoplasty can actually make the person's eye area look older, not younger (simplifying things here, I know, for the sake of writing this post only). What I would like to know is, then, what would you consider are the best steps we can take over time to fight the signs of ageing in that area in a way that will actually makes us look more lively and young, not just "pulled".
What measures would you suggest a person to take to keep the almond-shaped, brow shape that go with youth, as much as possible. I assume what can or is best to have done varies depending on the age of the person (how much ageing has already taken place).
It would be interesting if you posted what these latter analysis on how the face ages make you think or rethink the strategies for looking "fresh" for as long as possible (or at least not get something "done" to look ... "done" and maybe tauther but older!)
great question. well, fortunately, i have been doing most things already correctly, which is the fact that i have abandoned browlifting about 4 years ago and midface lifting about the same time. they simply are not physiologic and can make things much worse in most cases. (that is why my fat grafting book sold out this weekend in L.A. the only book to do so.) i also do fat transfer into the lateral brow to bring the brow contour laterally to accentuate the width of the eye as mentioned, i.e., to make it look almond even if it isn't. also, i have really looked at outer jawlines in gaunt faces and truly think they look so much better with fat grafting than with a facelift, as this study of superimposed faces corroborates. so fortunately, volume balancing preferably with fat grafting is the way to go to get a youthful, vibrant face.
as far as preventative measures, really the only thing that i can say is STAY OUT OF THE SUN. every time you are in the sun, you acquire 15 years of ongoing collagen destruction and facial volume loss. i can't begin even to say what tanning does to you. i was watching the Today show the other day about healthy aging and besides our genes which we can't control, we have many things that we do including: sun avoidance as mentioned, botox as mentioned, skin care products, sun blocks, but also drinking and eating properly. of course, exercise. if you don't have time, read my blog on Tabata intervals. i do that every morning. it takes 4 minutes plus warm up and warm down. i will be doing a blog next week on aloe vera and eggplant that is a recipe from Brazil that has lowered my mom's cholesterol by 100 points without even trying. also, plenty of sleep, spa rituals or at least getting away from the daily grind, positive outlook on life, gratitude to a Higher Being for our status in life. also, being around "young" people with active minds to keep our minds sharp. bioidentical hormone balancing, etc. to make sure that your insides are in alignment. i'm also a big fan of rolfing techniques to manage body alignment, as mentioned in previous blogs. basically, not trying to sell my building but that is why i put this building together in the first place. best, sml
So... aside all you mentioned as preventive measures, the other one will be to make plans to travel to Dallas to get a fat grafting in maybe ten years
Thank God I never liked sunbathing and have religiously used sunblock all year round for 10 yeasr+, have not tanned in 10 years neither
I also drink a lot of water, and have a quite balanced diet. I read about the workout system you just mentioned the other time you posted about it and even then (although I didn't post it) I hoped you would share more about it. I don't know anyone in these latitudes who uses that method and would like to learn more about it
thanks. honestly, all that i know about it can be found in my short blog that i wrote a month ago or so. it is a great way to shape up, slim down, strengthen both your aerobic and anaerobic capacities. look forward to see you in 10 years!