My Face Fell!

I remember my sister frantically calling me one day to tell me that her face fell. “What do you mean your face fell?” I asked.  She told me that she aged overnight, the skin on her neck was loose, she had jowls and her cheeks were sagging. Being the younger brother, I told her “you’re crazy”.

It wasn’t until about eight years later that I truly comprehended what she meant. The aging process is inevitable, but it seems to have a day when it is truly obvious — when all of the sudden you see what’s coming as clear as day. It’s the “OMG” moment! It’s the realization that your time has come and that yes, you are going to age just like your parents even though you thought it was something that happens to others and certainly could not happen to you.

It sucks! Aging is not fun, yet we all have to deal with it at a certain point. No one escapes the process of aging. It doesn’t have to be all that bad; this is where a great plastic surgeon can help give you plenty of options to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Robert Caridi, MD
Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Founder of Westlake Plastic Surgery