One of the inevitable parts of life is that we will all get older and the effects of age will eventually begin to show. While there are ways to minimize the aging process, it’s still an uphill battle for most people. Fortunately, cosmetic surgery has come a long way in helping people regain a youthful appearance.

One of the most common plastic surgery procedures is the facelift. The facelift tightens sagging skin, eliminates excess skin and smooths out wrinkles. But there is an alternative to going under the knife that many facelift candidates either don’t know about or simply aren’t very familiar with. It’s called a liquid facelift; a relatively new treatment to the plastic surgery world. And while both procedures are facelifts, there are some big differences between them.

The liquid facelift

The end goal of the liquid facelift is the same: minimize the effects of aging to make the patient look younger and more vibrant. However, instead of going under the knife, a liquid facelift involves fillers being injected into specific areas of the face that need work. A liquid facelift can:

  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce bags under eyes
  • Elevate the corners of the mouth
  • Fill in hollow areas around the temples
  • Lift the brow

Because the liquid facelift is a non-invasive procedure, meaning that there is much less downtime than a traditional facelift.

Which facelift is right for you?

Only a plastic surgeon can properly determine which facelift will benefit you more. But there are a few basic points a patient should keep in mind:

– A liquid facelift does not last as long as a surgical facelift and will probably need follow-up treatments in the future.

– Liquid facelifts are perfect for patients with only mild-moderate signs of aging, don’t want the longer recovery involved with surgery or doesn’t want surgery at all.

– Only a surgical facelift can eliminate excess skin.

During your consultation, the surgeon will take a detailed medical history and discuss your goals. The surgeon will then make a recommendation based on years of experience performing similar procedures. You’ll even be able to see before/after pictures of previous patients. Once you agree on the type of facelift will benefit you the most, the procedure will be scheduled.

When can you enjoy the new you?

Take the first step to reviving your youth by calling our office today to schedule your consultation. The plastic surgeons at Jefferson Facial Plastics are the best in the business, with decades of experience and are double-board certified. Come experience the Jefferson difference!

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