When it comes to cosmetic techniques to rejuvenate your face, there are several different options to choose from. What we’re going to focus on today are the three broad categories of facelift – surgical facelifts, nonsurgical facelifts, and over-the-counter cosmetic “facelift” products. All of these facelift procedures serve different purposes, and are right for different patients. Let’s dive in:
Surgical facelifts are a broad group of invasive facelift procedures – what we mean by invasive is that an incision is made so the surgeon can remove excess tissue and otherwise tighten and smooth the skin of a patient’s face.
There are a wide variety of different types of surgical facelifts, from the traditional facelift to what are known as mini facelifts. S-lifts, brow lifts – the list goes on. Each one of those procedures is best-suited to a different cosmetic goal.
Broadly speaking, however, surgical facelifts provide more drastic, immediate results than the other types of facelifts we’re going to discuss. They do, however, require a patient to go under general anaesthesia, and they have relatively long recovery times – this makes them unsuitable for patients who have certain medical conditions.
That means this procedure is good for those who want drastic results quickly, but inappropriate for people with health problems that prevent them from going under general anesthesia.
These techniques are relatively new – they use a variety of injectables to provide a minimally invasive (no cutting), general anesthetic-free way of rejuvenating a patient’s face. This makes them well-suited to patients who otherwise don’t facelifts that include cutting.
The results of these facelifts tend to be less drastic than those of surgical facelifts, but you can still see some absolutely incredible changes. There might be an even greater variety of nonsurgical facelifts – people will use fillers like Juvederm or substances like Botox to achieve their goals.
At our clinic, Dr. Newman has developed a different, more natural type of nonsurgical facelift – the Stem Cell Facelift. Rather than artificial fillers, this facelift procedure uses the stem cells stored in your own body to rejuvenate your face, leading to more natural, longer lasting results than you would get with non-natural fillers or Botox.
We hope this has helped you decide what kind of facelift is right for you. Any questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.