There seem to be an awful lot of facelift alternatives available these days, from threadlifts to liquid facelifts, but is there ever a time when a traditional facelift is the best option?
Today, more than ever, there are alternatives to the traditional facelift. Many potions can be found in Plastic Surgeon’s cabinets across the country. Neurotoxins, such as, Botox and Dysport can smooth out wrinkles. Fillers like Radiesse and Juvederm can backfill laugh lines and crevasses. Minimally invasive technologies are constantly being tested to tighten facial tissues without causing scars.
These products and procedures do give the patient more options than ever before, and can allow a younger patient to hold off Father Time’s advances for some time. However if someone hasn’t been on one of these regimens and doesn’t have the genes to look like a 20-something in their 50’s than a traditional facelift still has value in achieving a youthful look which will last longer than any of the potions.
Facelifting today usually centers around tightening up the face on multiple levels, possibly adding some volume to the cheeks, and smoothing the skin with a laser or peel. This multidimensional approach restores a youthful, age appropriate look to the patient. These procedures should be performed by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.