Which is Right for Me: Facelift Surgery or Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation?

Smiling WomanWith the popularity of surgical procedures such as facelift and non-surgical treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers, many individuals have been able to revitalize their appearance with results that look natural. While both surgical and non-surgical options offer an array of benefits for both women and men who are considering options that can give them a more youthful and refreshed look, it’s important to clarify some of the distinctions between these procedures that may make one more ideal than the other for certain patients.

Cosmetic injectables are often more beneficial for patients who are experiencing milder signs of facial aging. Smile lines, crow’s feet, nasolabial folds, creases along the forehead, lack of volume in the cheeks or the lips, and other signs of age can be addressed with injectable treatments. These options can be a good alternative for patients who may not need invasive surgery to achieve their goals. Injectables and other non-surgical procedures also do not require extensive downtime. With that in mind, it’s important to remember that the length of results from non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures is typically much less than those of surgical treatments. Plus, injectables simply cannot address some of the more severe signs of facial aging as effectively as a facelift can.

A surgical facelift can significantly reverse the effects of aging along the face with natural-looking, long-lasting results. This procedure targets deeper layers of skin and musculature, ultimately helping to smooth and tighten the skin, reducing signs of jowls, sagginess, and inelasticity. Facelift surgery can often take at least 10 to 15 years off of one’s appearance, and the results can last for many years with proper diet and skin care routines.

Ultimately, factors including the degree of skin laxity, your age and present health condition, and your goals for treatment will help determine which option is best for your needs. During your initial consultation, Dr. Semira Bayati will perform a thorough evaluation and address all of your concerns. Once you have decided upon the best course of action, Dr. Bayati can create a customized treatment plan designed to provide you with the best possible facial rejuvenation results.

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