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My facial skin is so thin that a face lift would not hold in place for more than 2-3 years.

Your questions answered by our surgeon, Lucian Ion, FRCS(Plast)

Question

I was recently advised that after using topical steroids prescribed by my GP for many years, my facial skin is so thin that a face lift would not 'hold' in place for more than 2-3 years. Is this correct?

Answer

There are different types of facelift interventions, that rely on deeper structures to provide longer lasting contour improvement.

I think generally speaking prolonged oral steroids represent a bigger problem than topical treatments, but I would have to see you exact situation in order to be able to advise you.

Is a generic statement, I think you can expect longer lasting results after topical steroids even for prolonged treatments.

Lucian Ion Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Lucian Ion FRCS(Plast)
129 Harley Street
London
W1G 6BA

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