As the skin on your face starts sagging, wrinkles and creases form. For many men and women, this is a disheartening sign of aging, and one that is hard to avoid. Once this occurs, you can live with the changes, undergo facelift surgery, or try a liquid facelift to hold onto your youth a little longer.
Liquid facelifts are not the right choice for every patient. It’s a non-invasive procedure that uses dermal fillers and Botox Cosmetic to help reduce some sagging, add volume to enhance more youthful facial contours, and lessen the appearance of some lines and wrinkles.
If your face is already well into the aging process, a traditional facelift may be the better choice. Your facial plastic surgeon will view the laxity in your skin and the depth and number of facial wrinkles affecting your skin. There are, however, four distinct benefits to a liquid facelift over a traditional facelift.
No Recovery Time is Necessary
With Botox Cosmetic and injectable fillers (Juvederm, Radiesse, and Restylane), you do not need to recover. You do not have incisions or stitches that need special care. At most, you may feel some soreness and swelling at the injection site. After the liquid facelift, you can return to work, go out with friends, or run errands without restrictions.
No Anesthesiologist or Facility Fees Are Added to Your Bill
A liquid facelift is a non-invasive treatment and therefore performed in the surgeon’s office. Because you do not have to go to an operating room, you avoid the hospital fees. The procedure is also performed without the need for an anesthesiologist, so you do not have to pay that specialist’s fees.
The cost you pay for a liquid facelift only includes the cosmetic injectables and your surgeon’s time, which combined are significantly lower than a traditional surgical facelift.
Changes are Temporary
If you worry about what a facelift will look like, the liquid facelift is a good way to see what the changes are like without undergoing a permanent procedure. Dermal fillers and Botox Cosmetic both need touch up injections, whether it be every few months or every year or so.
If you’re unhappy with the results, you simply have to wait for your body to naturally absorb the fillers, and your face returns to its pre-liquid facelift appearance.
It Takes Less Than an Hour to Complete
While a traditional facelift takes approximately four hours to complete, a liquid facelift usually takes less than an hour. You can have this procedure done during a lunch break or in between errands.
Dr. Michael Schwartz, a West Palm Beach facial plastic surgeon, is an expert at bringing out his patients’ natural beauty. With more than two decades of experience in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Schwartz can discuss traditional facelifts and liquid facelifts to help you decide which you prefer. Read more about Dr. Schwartz in New Beauty. Schedule your facelift consultation with the Florida cosmetic surgeon by calling 561-655-5562.