What to Expect with a Liquid Facelift Procedure
With the passing years, you will see some degree of loosening skin and sagging facial features. This effect is caused by a combination of factors, including a decrease of collagen and elastin in the skin and the loss of volume in facial fat and underlying bony structure.r face will naturally lose elastin and collagen, resulting in a loosening of skin and sagging facial features.
The liquid facelift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that may help you to reverse these effects and obtain mirror the enhanced looks of a traditional facelift, but in a much less invasive fashion. It is not, however, equivalent to facelift surgery and tends to accomplish different goals.
You will need to consult with your doctorDr. Heffelfinger or Dr. Krein to discuss your individual goals, as not every patient is a good candidate for this procedure.. After an extensive interview and examination, he will tell you if the liquid facelift will meet your particular needs.
This procedure is a relatively recent entrant into the cosmetic surgery world. Dermal fillers work by replacing lost volume in the face and by helping your body regenerate its own collagen. Continuous advances in fillers and techniques have allowed our surgeons to obtain results that were not possible in the early days of liquid facelifts.
In many cases, your doctor may also augment these fillers with the use of Botox to improve and restore your facial contours. It works in conjunction with the dermal fillers to bring about additional lift as well as give longer life to the fillers themselves.
Using a combination of injectable substances neurotoxins and facial fillers, your doctorDrs. Heffelfinger and Krein can achieve vast improvements in reducing your wrinkles and, creases, and camouflaging sagging jowls, among other resultsand giving you an overall more “rested” appearance.
Continuous advances in fillers and techniques have allowed surgeons to obtain results that were not possible in the early days of liquid facelifts. Undoubtedly, further advances will bring similar improvements in the results you might expect from this cosmetic procedure.
Since the procedure involves injections into very well-defined areas, your doctor can either give you a gentle global “lift”, or zero in on very specific parts of your face. Patients choose injectables to their face in the following ways:
- Reduce wrinkles of the forehead
- Fill and elevate the brow and open the eyelids
- Fill a temple area that is too hollow
- Eliminate bags under the eyes and improve the contour of the cheek
- Camouflage wrinkles around the mouth and the jowls
- Lift the corners of the mouth
- Reduce “bands” in the neck
- Many patients choose it to treat bags under their eyes, lifting and opening up the eyelids, attaining a more natural shape in the cheek and temple areas, and lifting of the corners of the mouth.
In some cases, your doctor may also augment these fillers with the use of Botox to improve and restore your facial contours. It works in conjunction with the dermal fillers to bring about additional lift as well as give longer life to the fillers themselves.
Compared to traditional facelifts, the liquid facelift offers a speedier recovery, lower cost, and is a much less invasive procedure overall.
At your initial consultation with Dr. Heffelfinger or, Dr. Krein, , or Dr Pribitkin, your doctor will conduct a thorough interview so he has a complete understanding of your medical history. Be prepared to discuss earlier surgeries, current medical conditions and medications you are taking as well as any dietary or other allergies you may have.
He will then talk to you about your goals and the cosmetic changes you seek with the liquid facelift procedure. Some patients are better candidates for this surgery procedure and will realize better results. Your doctor will discuss all these variables so you understand what your outcome might be.
He will explain the surgery procedure in detail and discuss how it may be used to achieve the look you seek. In addition, your doctor to discussing this surgery, your doctor may point out other options that might benefit you. He will show you before and after pictures of former patients so you have a better understanding of the results you may expect.
The doctors at Jefferson Facial Plastics, with their excellent training and extensive experience with hundreds of these operationsprocedures, will answer all your questions.
At the end of your consultation, you will fully understand the surgical liquid facelift procedure, the surgical facility, anesthesia options, and the cosmetic benefits you might expect. He We will also inform you of the recovery process, and timeframe, and costs.
This procedure is typically carried out in your doctor’s surgical area in his officesour state of the art procedure rooms in our outpatient office. We feel very strongly that our patients should be comfortable, which is evidenced by our ergonomic injection table, soft linens and soothing music. Drs. Heffelfinger and Krein are experts at administering nerve blocks and local anesthetic in a way that you will not even feel! He After you are not feeling anything, they will use a very fine needle to painlessly inject the filler into the skin. Together with your doctor, you can decide whether or not to use a local anesthetic. Some of the newer fillers contain pain-killing ingredients themselves, eliminating the need for additional anesthetics.
Depending on the extent number and condition of areas your doctor will be treating, the procedure could take anywhere from 15 minutes up to one to two hours.
Since this surgery procedure involves no incisions, your recovery time will be much relatively shorter and less painfulshort and painless. At most, you might feel a little stinging or discomfort from the injections on the first day, but it is minimal.
Many people will be able to return to work or regular activities within a day or so. If you elect quite extensive workYour recovery time will be longer if you elect a more extensive or involved treatment, your recovery time may be longer. Most people experience some degree of bruising, which is variable from patient to patient. You can mitigate bruising by avoiding blood thinning medications and supplements prior to your procedure, and using doctor recommended treatments post-procedure. Usually, bruising can be covered up with makeup the day after your procedure.
Since each client is different, their recovery time and doctor’s recommendations will differ. You may be advised to use certain skin care products for longer lasting results. Be sure to follow whatever suggestions your doctor gives to assure your fastest recovery.