Looking for a Refresh? Turn to Our Cosmetic Facial Surgeon
The aging process is an inevitable part of life. It’s only a matter of time before we start seeing those fine lines, crows feet, and wrinkles. While some people accept the process, others prefer to keep that youthful appearance as long as possible. This is where facial surgery comes in.
A facelift is among the most common types of plastic surgery. There are two types: liquid facelift or surgical facelift. There are pros and cons of both. The best way to determine which procedure is best for you is through a consultation with a plastic surgeon.
What Is a Surgical Facelift?
A surgical facelift is a procedure where the skin behind the ears is pulled and repositioned to give the patient a more youthful look. Once the excess skin is removed, the face has fewer wrinkles and has a firmer look. A surgical facelift can take several weeks to fully heal, and it may take a few months to see the full results. When done correctly, the results give a very natural look.
What Is a Liquid Facelift?
The liquid facelift requires the use of dermal fillers like Botox, Juvederm, or Restylane, which are injected directly into the face. Dermal fillers will give the face a firmer look while decreasing wrinkles. Liquid facelifts can be customized by enhancing a particular area of the face. Depending on the results a patient is looking for, the fillers can be injected directly into the eyebrows, lips, chin, or jawline.
How Long Do Facelifts Last?
A regular facelift can last for many years, even though some areas on the face will continue to go through the aging process. The liquid facelift will usually only last a few months. The neurotoxins and dermal fillers usually begin to break down during that period of time.
What Is The Facelift Recovery Period?
With a liquid facelift, there is only a little bit of bruising and soreness in the injection area but no downtime. The regular facelift is a lot more evasive so there may be a significant amount of swelling and pain. In most cases, it may take several months for all of the swelling to go down.
Who Are the Best Candidates for A Regular Facelift or Liquid Facelift?
If you are a man or woman in your 30’s or 40’s, and you are simply looking for more volume, a liquid facelift is probably what you need. This procedure is more of a temporary fix, and it does not fix “gravity.” A liquid facelift can fix minor lines, wrinkles but it is not long-lasting. The procedure must be repeated in a few months.
The ideal candidate for a regular face lift is a man or woman in her 40’s or ’50s who has sagging skin, loose skin around the neck area, and deeper wrinkles. This procedure lasts for years because it requires restructuring the face.
Getting A Consultation
Any person who is interested in a facelift should seek out the advice of a licensed facial cosmetic surgeon. Only they can give you the pros and cons of the procedure and an honest outlook on the results. People should understand that there can be complications with both procedures. Symptoms like bleeding, allergic reactions, extensive bruising, and pain are all possible.
Individuals who seek out either liquid facelifts or regular facelifts should also be in relatively good health. If you are a heavy smoker or drinker, there can be many side effects like blood clots, dehydration, complications with medicine, and interference with the healing process. Blood clots alone can be fatal.
Get a consultation today to find out what is best for you.