Posted by: johan | 2009/08/26


I am divorced now for 10 years and the lonelyness is killing me. I am 57 and my face muscles let me look like a guy of 70. I would really love to date and marry again. I hear that faceliftoperations become commonly for men but could you advice on the risks involved and if such an operation will last forever?

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageAgeing and Sexuality expert

I so get it - lonliness will kill you so this is great , its great that you want to reach out to others.

Its so interesting to me that the first change you want to make is to your physical appearance - why not?? This is not the domain of women. Of course you will improve your mental well being if you feel more confident in your looks. I encourage you to read my book Ageing and Sexuality- I have written a whole section on Cosmetic Surgery , with recommendations, risks and benefits.
Call up/google the South African Plastic Surgery Association and get a referral to your nearest registered qualified cosmetic surgeon.
I invite you to make other changes to your lifestlye. Research (in my book) indicates that men who are not embedded in a community, have friends, activities , feel they belong, even to the neighbourhood, have a greater chance of isolation and depression.
Do what you need to do to feel confident about getting into society (maybe cosmetic surgery) - meet people - become visible. Go on , g get a life. I also encourage you to place an advert on my site- Go to Enter Ageing and Sexuality and place your advert under Classifieds. Have fun:)

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.