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To spend £700 on a liquid facelift?

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Ghostlife Sat 04-Jul-15 21:00:25

I am in the process of sorting out myself after putting everything except myself first. I will be 50 in a few months. Basically I am in process of losing weight and toning up. Skin not too bad as never smoked or been a sun worshiper and have always taken care of skin.

However my cheeks have lost volume and I have hollows under eyes. Cheek fillers and tear troughs will sort this out but the cost is about £700.

honeysucklejasmine Sat 04-Jul-15 21:03:04

If you can afford it, and want it, go for it.

ApocalypseThen Sat 04-Jul-15 21:03:17

I see no reason not to at all.

LaurieFairyCake Sat 04-Jul-15 21:03:58

But really really check this place is legit

Seriously, you don't want to look like wildenstein

Ghostlife Sat 04-Jul-15 21:05:15

I always feel guilty about spending money on myself so feel so conflicted. Has anyone had good results with cheek or tear trough fillers?

basicbitch Sat 04-Jul-15 21:06:41

Make sure it's a proper dr doing it. Asides from that go for it, why not? smile

Nameforsexboard Sat 04-Jul-15 21:08:37

How long does it last?

TRexingInAsda Sat 04-Jul-15 21:13:48

Two questions:
1. Have you got £700?
2. Do you want to spend it on this?
If you answered yes to both then YANBU, go for it.

lemonade30 Sat 04-Jul-15 21:15:19

do it.

Branleuse Sat 04-Jul-15 21:16:26

you do realise that fillers only last about 4 months?

BotoxBitch Sat 04-Jul-15 21:16:47

I am an aesthetic nurse and carry out these procedures, the liquid face lift is good, but subtle and your results realistically are. Gonna last about 6-12 months, if your brave enough go for surgery will last 10 years, initial out lay obviously more but will save me money in the long run

BotoxBitch Sat 04-Jul-15 21:18:15

Bran, each filler has varying life pan depending on its chemical make up, some can last 2 months, some can 2 years.

TheoriginalLEM Sat 04-Jul-15 21:21:18

its not for me, but if it makes you feel good then go for it - be 100% sure first though, is it reversible if you don't like it?

DeladionInch Sat 04-Jul-15 21:24:27

Yanbu if you can afford it, but decent counselling might have longer-term impact flowers

Suttonmum1 Sat 04-Jul-15 21:25:11

Surely do the losing weight and toning up bit first before contemplating the other stuff.

limitedperiodonly Sat 04-Jul-15 21:26:25

Yes. I'm very happy and would recommend the one I had but I'm sorry but the name of the procedure has slipped my mind.

I could find out next week if you wanted.

I spend more than that. About £1,500 for three treatments over about three months. You can have two but guess what? I needed three.

Injections in my temples and cheekbones. More in one than the other because it had a pronounced tear trough and it was more deflated.

Nothing under eyes.

Not that painful with anaesthetic cream. Some bruising but not that bad. The results last on me about 18 months to two years.

It also lifts your jowls a bit.

Branleuse Sat 04-Jul-15 21:27:19

botoxbitch i did try fillers once and i thought they were bad value. I thought botox was much more effective which i was surprised at but i even went back to the doctor who did my fillers because once the swelling went down i still had quite visible lines.

I honestly wouldnt spend that much money on something so temporary that it will be reabsorbed by your body before xmas.

Ghostlife Sat 04-Jul-15 21:31:11

Botoxbitch thanks for your post. Do you mind if i ssk you some questions?

Do cheek fillers lift the face a bit and tear troughs make a difference to hollows under eyes? I didn't think that facelift replace volume. Do they?

I don't have wrinkles or jowls just see the difference if the cheeks are slightly lifted and guess tear troughs may be necessary if cheek lift does not sort out the hollows enough.

Also do you think I should lose any excess weight before having fillers done or does it not make much of a difference. I have high cheek bones if that makes a difference and even with excess weight there is still a loss of cheek volume. Or does excess facial fat below cheeks pull down the face?

BotoxBitch Sat 04-Jul-15 21:59:15

Ghost very difficult to give advice when I can't see your face.... Your best bet is going for a consultation, if you let me know your area I can search in BACN and find you some reputable.
A face lift doesn't sort the volume out but often surgeons will do abit of fat transfer whilst they have you under. X

ApocalypseThen Sat 04-Jul-15 22:32:59

I have had lip fillers many times. The best tip for fillers I can give is to bring the person you're seeing an old photo of you with the volume you want to achieve. That can give a clear idea of what you want and what looks natural for you.

Ghostlife Sat 04-Jul-15 22:36:30

Brilliant tip thanks.

hedwig2001 Sat 04-Jul-15 23:05:06

I was 50 this year. I spent the last 12 months losing 4 stone. It has changed my face. More wrinkles etc.
It might be worth waiting until you have achieved the weightloss, so that any work is done on your "new" face.

Ghostlife Sat 04-Jul-15 23:34:34

Thanks Hedwig did see a loss of volume in cheeks or any hollows under eyes after your weight loss?

hedwig2001 Sun 05-Jul-15 01:19:51

Lost volume in the cheeks, but no real difference under the eyes.

IceBeing Sun 05-Jul-15 01:36:09

a) don't feel guilty about spending money on yourself.
b) how about investing in some self-esteem rather than the opposite? The filler will wear out, or some other aspect of your face will change...then you'll be back to square one.

Your value to the people who matter is not in how you look.

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