Fillers versus facelift – this is a dilemma that plagues increasing numbers of adults today as options increase for rejuvenating facial appearance.
The real dilemma is closer to choosing between a temporary fix and a semi-permanent change, and it includes not just a choice between needles or a knife, but also the amount of recovery downtime that is involved.
In many cases, fillers can buy you time when your schedule simply doesn’t permit anything more. Fillers are a great temporary boost when you have a big event coming up and simply want to look and feel on top of your game. But if you are seeking lasting change that won’t require ongoing maintenance, at some point you may find it is time to revisit the idea of choosing a facelift instead. That is what we will discuss in this article.
Fillers Versus Facelift: Choosing the Right Time
Did you know that the first modern fillers in the 1800s were paraffin (yes, the wax) and then silicone?
Thank goodness the field is evolving quickly to give us much better, safer options!
But here is also where your plastic surgeon of choice is paramount for your safety. Even as the use of fillers and injectables is ever more regulated and thus safer, inexperienced or unqualified surgeons continue to harm patients by using off-label or discontinued fillers on unsuspecting patients.
The American Society for Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) tells us that BOTOX and soft tissue fillers are currently the two reigning most popular non-invasive facial rejuvenation choices. BOTOX, Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse and similar injectables and fillers can deliver results on par with a non-surgical facelift that may last anywhere from six to 24 months.
According to Facelift expert, Andrew Jacono, in the hands of a skilled and experienced surgeon, use of these enhancers is often sufficient for patients in their 30’s, 40’s and even 50’s. But at some point for every person, gravity and the natural aging process will make its presence seen and felt, and it is at this point that you may begin to consider the benefits of a facelift.
How to Know When a Facelift Makes Smart Sense
Today’s facelift looks quite different than the original procedure. No longer is there just “the facelift” on the menu – you have so many different facelift approaches to choose from. For example, Dr. Jacono offers a mini facelift, a procedure that maximizes results and minimizes recovery downtime.
If you have ever caught a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and thought in despair, “I see my mother’s/father’s neck/chin/cheeks/eyes!” you understand the concerns over minimizing downtime. At this point, you may be realizing that fillers are no longer sufficient to achieve your appearance goals. After all, people are living longer lives than at any other time in history – but you want to look as good as you feel inside too!
A condition called “filler fatigue” can also start to creep up on you as gravity continues its onslaught on the vulnerable tissues of your face and neck. Over time, as the natural aging process ensues, you will need more of your favorite fillers to maintain a youthful appearance. This can, in turn, put an increasing strain on your time, your facial tissues and your wallet.
With the number of facelift options now on the menu, you can create your customized results with the help of Dr. Jacono’s expertise.
Today’s facelift procedures can be tailored to emphasize and preserve what you love about your features while minimizing and erasing the natural lines, folds, wrinkles and loose skin that gravity and constant exposure to the elements have contributed.
From a mini facelift to a deep plane facelift, focused facelift procedures to target the lower/middle/upper regions of your face and neck areas and unique non-surgical facelift options that include stem cells, fat transfer, and endoscopy, your choices can help meet your needs to return to your busy daily life.
There is even the “weekend facelift” – another name for Dr. Jacono’s signature mini facelift – that gives you an idea of how rapidly you can experience results from your choice to schedule a facelift procedure. The mini facelift can address jowls around the chin and neck, marionette lines around the nose and mouth, sagging/dropped cheek skin, loose neck skin and vertical bands of the neck skin and more.
As you can see for yourself on Dr. Jacono’s before-and-after photo gallery, the mini-facelift can deliver some truly startling and quick results! Even better, Medical News Today reports that overall, complications from modern facelift surgery are surprisingly rare.
How to Know What Is Right for You: Fillers or Facelift?
Taking the time to select a plastic surgeon with the skills, training and hands-on expertise to deliver seamless results under the safest conditions will ensure your satisfaction with your results. The best way to determine the right path to achieve your personal appearance goals is to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Jacono.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Jacono will do an examination and you can get all your questions answered, learn about financing options and even schedule your procedure.
About the New York Center for Facial, Plastic & Laser Surgery
Dr. Andrew Jacono, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a double board-certified surgeon who specializes in facial plastic and reconstructive procedures. His goal for every procedure and every patient is a flawless, natural-appearing outcome.
Dr. Jacono serves an international clientele that includes prominent leaders and celebrities as well as men and women from all walks of life who desire to look and feel their best.
In addition to his busy twin practices in Manhattan and Long Island, Dr. Jacono is an inventor, lecturer, author and professor who trains both students and seasoned experts in the latest cutting-edge techniques in his field. To learn more and schedule your consultation with Dr. Jacono, you are warmly invited to visit our site.