Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Facelift: Which Is Best For You?

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Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Facelift: Which Is Best For You?

In this blog from Prive Plastics, we explain the difference between a surgical and non-surgical facelift.

Understanding The Signs Of Aging In The Face, Jaws, And Neck

In our youth, we have skin with ample collagen that makes it elastic and resilient. As we age, this substance begins to break down without being replaced. Stress, weather, illness, and other factors can all increase the signs of aging. When the tissues weaken or break down, it can lead to our skin not being as taut and moving out of place. These signs of aging can include:

  • Sagging resulting from facial skin loosening

  • Increased folds and lines forming in the corner of the nose and mouth

  • Facial fat begins to slide out of place

  • Sagging jowls can form in the cheeks and jaw

  • Double chins

  • Sagging neck

Everyone experiences aging differently due to genetics, environment, and other factors in their life. Sun damage, thinning skin, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, and weight loss can all contribute. Fortunately, Prive Plastic Surgery provides both surgical and non-surgical treatment options for removing these signs of aging.

What Is A Surgical Facelift?

A surgical facelift is a procedure that requires invasive techniques to eliminate surplus skin and tighten the underlying muscles. In order to access the muscles and tissues beneath the skin, the surgeon will make incisions surrounding the hairline and ears. Subsequently, she will eliminate the excess skin and elevate the remaining skin to produce a smoother and more youthful appearance.

Surgical facelifts offer various benefits, including enduring results, notable enhancement in skin laxity, and a pronounced transformation. Nevertheless, it is crucial to acknowledge that the recovery period following this procedure can be extensive, necessitating patients to take time off from work and abstain from strenuous activities for several weeks.

What Is A Non-Surgical Facelift?

Liquid facelifts, also referred to as non-surgical facelifts are minimally invasive procedures designed to tighten and lift the skin using injectables or threads. These treatments are usually carried out under local anesthesia and involve the use of dermal fillers or neurotoxins to achieve the desired outcome.

Non-surgical facelifts offer several advantages. Firstly, they involve minimal downtime, allowing individuals to quickly resume their daily activities. Furthermore, these procedures typically entail fewer risks and complications compared to surgical facelifts. Immediate results can be observed, providing a noticeable improvement in the appearance of the face.

Your Non-Surgical Facelift Options With Prive Plastics

Dermal fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, and Sculptra are widely used in non-surgical facelift procedures to restore volume, diminish wrinkles, and rejuvenate the face. These injectable fillers are strategically placed in specific areas of the face, such as the cheeks, nasolabial folds, or lips, to replenish lost volume, smooth out lines, and create a more youthful appearance. Restylane and Juvederm, which are hyaluronic acid-based fillers, provide immediate results by plumping and hydrating the skin, while Sculptra stimulates collagen production over time, gradually enhancing volume and improving skin texture.

Botox, Dysport, and Daxxify are commonly used in non-surgical facelift procedures to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and achieve a more youthful look. These neurotoxins are injected into specific facial muscles to temporarily relax them, thereby reducing dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive movements. Botox, Dysport, and Daxxify are particularly effective in treating areas such as forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. By selectively targeting and immobilizing the muscles responsible for wrinkles, these neurotoxins create a smoother and rejuvenated facial appearance.

Which Is Best For Me: A Surgical Or Non-Surgical Facelift?

Facial rejuvenation is a complex and highly personalized process, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Every individual has unique facial anatomy, concerns, and expectations. Therefore, it is crucial to entrust the evaluation and recommendation process to a qualified and experienced provider who can thoroughly assess your situation and provide expert guidance.

Your face is a precious asset, and any cosmetic procedure, whether surgical or non-surgical, should be approached with utmost care and consideration. Choosing the right provider who possesses the necessary qualifications and experience is paramount to ensuring your safety, satisfaction, and optimal results.

Dr. Wu will consider various factors before determining whether a surgical facelift or non-surgical facelift is best suited for your needs. She will take into account your facial structure, the severity of your concerns, and your desired outcomes. She will also consider your medical history, lifestyle, and any potential contraindications or risks associated with the chosen procedure.

Dr. Wu has an in-depth understanding of both surgical and non-surgical techniques, allowing her to provide a comprehensive evaluation of your options. She will explain the benefits, limitations, and potential risks associated with each approach. This professional guidance will help you make an informed decision based on your unique circumstances, ensuring that your expectations align with the chosen treatment.

By entrusting an experienced provider such as Dr. Wu, you benefit from her expertise and knowledge gained from years of training and practice. She will guide you through the decision-making process, taking into account your preferences, concerns, and goals. Her guidance will help ensure that you receive the most suitable treatment to achieve your desired facial rejuvenation outcomes.

Prive Plastic Is The Choice For All Your Aesthetic Needs

If you are based in Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding areas, consider Prive Plastic Surgery’s mobile concierge. With Prive Plastic Surgery’s mobile concierge MediSpa, high-quality, professional aesthetic services such as neurotoxin and dermal filler injections, chemical peels, and laser skin resurfacing can come to you. Enjoy the luxury of attaining your aesthetic goals without ever having to leave the house and our line of skin care to maintain your new results.

If you wonder if you are a good candidate for a facelift or any of our other aesthetic treatments and procedures, start with a TeleHealth consultation. Dr. Wu offers face and neck aesthetic surgeries, and aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries for the breast and body. For customized treatment plans for your face and body, call us today at 561-717-3181.