In the fullness of youth, you have the world at your feet, and nothing can touch your unblemished, dewy good looks. Smooth skin, bright eyes, a playful smile, and high cheekbones... you take those for granted because you know that any signs of aging are far in the future.
Then 40 hits like a ton of bricks.
You begin to notice that reading isn't as simple as it used to be, and you're either holding your book further from your face, or you're squinting. And all that squinting is starting to show up at the outer corners of your eyes, with lines that aren't settling down when you put down the book. Your playful smile is still as joyous and playful as ever, but now your smile lines are taking just as long to settle as those eye lines... which means they aren't settling down at all. And one morning, while putting on your makeup, you look in the mirror while you smooth foundation over your jaw and neck, and you pause. No. No. You stare in disbelief, and probably do a whole lot of squinting just to be sure, and what you think must be very faint, isn't so faint after all. You realize what you hadn't noticed before, that you swear must have just happened overnight: you have jowls.
While you're busy living life, gravity and age are busy doing their thing. The elastin in your skin is breaking down, and the loss of collagen and facial fat in your cheek area means that the skin doesn't have as much to hug as it used to, and it begins to sag. It takes years, but when your cheeks suddenly look like they're on your jawline instead of above it, you hear the bells ringing loud and clear. Middle age has arrived.
If you're not ready for those harbingers of age quite yet, and would like to put your cheeks back where they once were, Meadows Surgical Arts will take excellent care of you, and take you back to 29 again. A lower facelift can help restore a more youthful, natural appearance, while eliminating that sagging jawline and excess skin. During this minimally-invasive surgery at our state-of-the-art surgical center in Commerce, Georgia, Dr. Meadows will redrape the skin along your lower face and neck, putting everything back where it used to be. And just like that, your face is reborn.
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