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Facial Exercises May Offer Alternative to Facelift Surgery

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on June 23, 2010

Many men and women considering facelift surgery turn to nonsurgical facelifts such as the ThreadLift or contour lift to avoid the high price of surgery and risks involved with going under the knife. Author Cynthia Rowland believes that it’s possible to rejuvenate the face in as little as three months simply by doing isometric facial exercises on a regular basis.

In her book, The Magic of Facial Exercise, Ms. Rowland explains that it’s possible to exercise the face just like any muscle in the body, and that strengthening certain muscles with her Facial Magic strategy can help to tighten and tone the muscles, and in some cases, mimic the effects of a nonsurgical facelift.

Dr. Mark Berman, former president of the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons, points out that non-surgical facelifts are not a permanent solution to sagging muscles and toned skin, but they do offer a number of benefits.

He says that, “The non-surgical facelift method is through regular exercise of facial muscles and this can be accomplished effectively without any of the health risks, expenses, and pain or scarring of surgery or injection…this is a medically sound method of achieving and maintaining a more youthful facial appearance with the capacity of obtaining results that are comparable to those that can be achieved by surgical means.” (Source:

The non-surgical facelift exercises can be performed any time of day, and most people can expect to see the benefits from the exercise within a three-month time frame. Ms. Rowland believes that these exercises are less risky, painful and more affordable than a surgical facelift, and that all it takes to perform them is careful manipulation of the tissues using the thumb and forefingers. Facial exercises may also prevent or reduce the need for cosmetic procedures such as Botox and other dermal fillers designed to target the signs of aging.

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