Staness Jonekos the author of the book ‘menopause makeover’, also one of the original executive producers to launch Oprah Winfrey’s television network, Oxygen Media, once said:
“Menopause is the ultimate women’s liberation. You’re not being defined as a baby-maker anymore. So you have the freedom to reinvent yourself and live your dreams. Think about all the women who get into politics, philanthropy or start businesses after their kids leave home. Taking control of my health and beauty during menopause has me feeling like I’m 12 years old again. That was when I felt total freedom. I’ve never been happier!”
Many post-menopausal women however, who have taken all the necessary steps to feel healthier and happier, may note that their physical appearance may have changed. That is because our skin and bodies take a dramatic physical turn due to a variety of factors including hormonal changes or simply genetic makeup. The Menopause Makeover is designed to address particular concerns that often result from the aging process, including: facial aging, breast sagging or loss of volume, and weight gain in stubborn areas around the waist.
A facelift or necklift can improve signs of aging in the face and neck by addressing sagging in the middle of the face and jowls. It also smoothes the jaw line and tightens loose skin in the neck to reduce the double chin look or the dreaded “turkey wattle”. Rejuvenation procedures typically performed in conjunction with a facelift are brow lifts, to correct a sagging or deeply furrowed brow and eyelid surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty, to rejuvenate aging eyes.
As we age, hormonal changes can also cause the breasts to lose volume and firmness. One of the major reasons this happens is due to the reduced amount of estrogen being produced which in turn causes changes in elasticity. With less elasticity, the breasts loose volume and begin to look saggy. It is also common for women to notice changes in the breast cup size as well. Breast lift or Mastopexy is a procedure in which a new breast contour is created by tightening the breast tissue and removing excess skin. In the process, the areola is repositioned and resized to a new aesthetically pleasing position. Minimal droopiness may be corrected with implants alone.
For those who aren’t quite ready to undergo surgery, non-invasive procedures such as botox and various dermal fillers, laser resurfacing and chemical peels are great alternatives. The famous “liquid facelift” is the use of dermal fillers and botox or dysport injections in areas to add volume, lift and contour facial features.
Double board certified and Castle Connolly award winning CT Plastic Surgeon, Alfred Sofer, MD FACS specializes in surgical and non-surgical procedures for your Menopause Makeover, including:
• Face lift
• Neck lift
• Breast Revision/ Breast Lift/ Breast Reduction
• Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
• Liquid Face Lift
• Chemical Peels
Dr. Alfred Sofer customizes the Menopause Makeover service to your unique needs and goals. Each procedure is used for a specific issue you may be experiencing after menopause to create a more youthful appearance. The menopause makeover can turn