We give our faces a workout every day as we squint in the sun, smile and laugh with friends, frown at bad news or concentrate on something. Unfortunately, wrinkles are formed during these dynamic expressions. As we get older, our facial features begin to change. This is when the jaw and neck begin to sag, volume is lost in the face, and deep lines begin to show.
Luckily there is a way to turn back the clock and see our younger faces in the mirror again--more than one, actually. Both the surgical and non-surgical facelifts can lift, firm, and rejuvenate the face, taking years away. Which is the best option for you?
Let’s look into the details of both procedures to help get a better idea of the pros and cons of each.
A surgical facelift repositions the skin and tissues of the face to create a smoother, firmer, more sculpted contour. Incisions are made around the forehead, behind the ear, and inside the hairline. If the neck is being addressed, another incision is made to allow access to the neck tissues.
The underlying tissue is repositioned and the muscles are lifted. The skin is draped over the new facial contours, and any excess skin is trimmed away, and the incisions are closed. Once healed, the incision scars or lines are concealed within the hairline and the natural lines of the face and ear.
Surgical facelifts address wrinkles, sagging cheeks or jowls, deep lines and creases, and excess skin and fat on the neck. A well-done facelift can take many years off your face and leave you looking refreshed and more youthful.
A non-surgical facelift, sometimes called a “liquid facelift,” utilizes a combination of injectables such as Botox, dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, and others), and Kybella. Fat transfers into the cheeks may be done. Microneedling and laser treatments can be used.
The results of a non-surgical facelift can be quite dramatic and take years off the face, resulting in a firmer, more sculpted, and younger appearance.
Both procedures are excellent options to powerfully combat the signs of age. Each comes with its own pros and cons, but the takeaway is:
Each person has their own goals and priorities when it comes to enhancing their facial aesthetics and looking younger, more contoured and revitalized. Take the time you need to make your decision, and consult with us to help you begin your facial rejuvenation journey!