How to Choose Between a Facelift & Cosmetic Facial Injections
Facial rejuvenation takes many forms. This is definitely a good thing, as patients today have more options than ever to help address the common signs of facial aging and refresh their appearance. This includes proven and effective surgical and non-surgical options. Today, the aesthetic experts here at Atlanta Plastic Surgery thought it would be helpful to patients for us to explain how to choose between facelift surgery and non-surgical injectable treatments when trying to rejuvenate their look.
Facelift surgery is a long-trusted and dependable alternative for most people trying to help themselves look younger. But they must first determine if they are indeed a good candidate for a facelift by consulting with a plastic surgeon. Specifically, facelift surgery can be incredibly helpful for people who experience loose, excess skin, fat deposits, and muscle laxity in the middle to lower portion of their face. When performed by our experienced plastic surgeons, facelift surgery is intended to provide outstanding and long-lasting rejuvenation without fundamentally changing the shape of the patient’s face. We perform different varieties of facelift surgery in order to help accommodate the specific needs of each patient. This includes the mini-facelift procedure that focuses exclusively on the mid-face (from the cheekbones to the jawline).
Cosmetic Injectable Treatment Benefits
It’s very common for many of the most common signs of facial aging to occur as a result of repeated facial movements over time. As we age, our skin loses elasticity and becomes less able to recover from being stretched and moved so frequently. This can lead to creases, wrinkles, and other effects that can make a person look old before their time. Cosmetic injectable treatments like Botox® and Dysport® can help by relaxing the muscles in the upper portion of the face, rejuvenating the areas around the eyes and forehead without any need for surgery. We also perform facial filler injections that can help address age signs in the middle to lower portion of the face including volume loss in the cheeks, smile lines and marionette lines.
It’s important to remember that in many cases, the surgical and non-surgical approaches to facial rejuvenation can actually work hand-in-hand to provide even more comprehensive results for patients. In the years following their facelift, it’s common for patients to use injectable treatments as a way to maintain and enhance the initial results of their surgery.
No matter which treatments or procedures they choose to undergo, our patients can take comfort in the fact that our providers will be there every step of the way to ensure they receive the aesthetic results and care that they deserve. For more information or if you would like to schedule an appointment at one of our Atlanta area locations, contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation today. You can also follow along with us on Facebook and Twitter for additional plastic surgery tips and news and much more.