The decision to have cosmetic surgery is complex and is for each person dependent on a variety of factors. And when it comes to having work done on your face it can introduce even more uncertainty to the mix. Often there can be a dose of apprehension that patients experience when it comes to going under the knife, which is why a liquid facelift might be the best option for you. A liquid facelift is non-surgical. It’s convenient, comfortable, and provides results instantly.
It is those three factors alone that make the liquid facelift such an attractive alternative to other methods of facial rejuvenation. Of course, our surgeons at Jefferson Facial Plastics excel handily in providing their patients with whichever kind of facelift best fits their needs, but truly, the liquid facelift is the perfect option for those seeking results on par with those guaranteed by surgery but with the benefit of not having to go through the recovery process after actually going under the knife.
So, What Is It?
The liquid facelift does what any facelift does, providing your face with youthful plumpness and contour that have been lost to the effects of aging. The older we get, the less collagen and elastin we produce to keep facial muscles taut, full, and firm, leading to saggy cheeks, loose jowls, and facial lines. Your surgeon restores that younger look with a liquid facelift by injecting dermal fillers into areas of the face most affected by aging, results becoming visible almost instantly.
These fillers are composed mainly of hyaluronic acid, a chemical already manufactured by the skin beneath the surface, providing structure and hold to the areas that it’s been injected. Because it is an organic substance it will be absorbed into the body over time which will require subsequent procedures but a patient’s results can last a year or more.
It should be noted that a liquid facelift is an especially versatile procedure due to its ease to administer. Your surgeon need only inject fillers where you see fit, whether that’s your cheeks, your mouth, your neck, your forehead… it is entirely up to you.
Things to Know
Not everyone is a candidate for a liquid facelift but a consultation with your surgeon will be enough to find out for yourself. As previously mentioned, the results are not permanent, as is the nature with injections, but to a patient already familiar with Botox treatment and other non-invasive surgical procedures, that shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Some see that as a major advantage.
Where invasive procedures are likely to involve a slow recovery process, after a liquid facelift, many patients are able to return to their daily routines the following day. While it can take time for the fillers to settle completely into their new areas around the face, the results of a liquid facelift are visible immediately following the procedure. And with the administration of local anesthetic, it’s virtually pain-free.
The best way to decide if a liquid facelift is right for you, is to schedule an initial consultation with our cosmetic surgeons. They’ll be able to gauge whether it would be an ideal procedure given your own physical circumstances, able to tailor their recommendations to you personally. Give us a call at 215-503-FACE or schedule today! https://jeffersonfacialplastics.com/contact/consultation/