Surgical Vs. Nonsurgical Facelift: Which is Right for You?

Your face is an integral part of your identity and lends itself to how you are perceived not only by yourself in the mirror, but by those around you every day. That’s why it can be so devastating when those inevitable signs of aging begin to etch their way into your appearance—no one wants “old” to be associated with who they are as a person, especially when they feel anything but. For most of our patients considering facial rejuvenation procedures, it isn’t about obtaining perfection or being forever young; it’s about restoring a face that looks and feels like themselves.

In the past, it used to be that if you wanted to reclaim the youthful vitality of your face, you were limited to a surgical facelift or just gracefully accepting your aging appearance. While there is nothing wrong with either of these options, there was no middle ground for individuals whose symptoms of aging did not yet warrant surgical intervention, who weren’t good candidates for surgery, or who simply did not want to undergo an invasive procedure and recovery.

Fortunately, advances over the last several years in cosmetic procedures have not only made cosmetic surgery more effective, safer and less invasive than ever before but has also introduced a full suite of facial rejuvenation treatments that do not involve scalpels or downtime but still deliver incredible results. No matter where you fall in the aging process, if you have concerns about fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin or the loss of supple tissue volume, Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Associates offers our patients a vast array of surgical and nonsurgical facial treatments that will drastically eliminate signs of aging to restore the face you recognize.

Surgical Facelift Options

When it comes to more severe signs of facial aging; such as loose skin you can easily pinch, deep-set wrinkles and sagging jowls, cosmetic surgery will offer the most comprehensive approach to restoring lasting youthfulness to your appearance. Facelifts have been performed for over a century, and for good reason. Today’s facelift procedures not only lift and tighten the skin but address underlying muscles and tissues that contribute to facial sagging for long-lasting, dramatic results that age with you over time. The options don’t stop there, either. The facial procedures available to our patients today can specifically target any region of your face that is susceptible to aging.

At Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Associates, we offer the following surgical facelift options:

Facelift and Neck Lift

Often performed in conjunction, facelift and neck lift procedures address loose skin present along the lower portion of the face, jawline and neck to restore facial contours and smooth out deep set lines and creases. While these procedures do require several weeks of downtime for recovery, they also provide the most dramatic and long-lasting results.

Facelift Revision

Facelift revision surgery is intended for patients who have already undergone facelift surgery and are either seeing signs of aging emerge faster than they’d like or were not satisfied with the results of their prior surgery.

Cheek Lift

Also known as the “mid-face lift,” a cheek lift is the perfect solution for addressing age-related volume loss and the prominence of lines around the mouth and hollow’s under the eyes.

Brow Lift

If you have a drooping, heavy brow and lines and creases that make you appear permanently angry or sad, a brow lift or forehead lift will smooth and tighten the appearance of the skin around the eyes.

Injectable Rejuvenation

For those who are not comfortable with the idea of surgery or are not yet ready for it, injectable treatments will also address common aging concerns, but with a less invasive approach. Injectable treatments can smooth lines, restore volume to your face and even stimulate collagen production in the skin for a subtle and natural-looking rejuvenation. With temporary results and the ability to mix-and-match treatments, injectables are perfect for those who may want to test-drive their results or delay cosmetic surgery for the time being.

At Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Associates, we offer the following injectable rejuvenation options:

Botox

As a neuromodulator, Botox targets underlying facial muscles and renders them inactive to smooth the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles that occur while your face is in motion and lasts for three to four months.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers or facial fillers are injected directly beneath the skin to fill lines and wrinkles and plump up the skin or lips with softness and moisture. They are often formulated with substances that occur naturally in the body and can last anywhere between 6 to 18 months, depending on the filler selected.

PRP with Fat Grafting

PRP, or platelet-rich plasma injections are a new rejuvenation procedure that isolates the growth factors found in your blood and injects them back into your skin to both boost collagen production and signal to aged skin to begin to heal itself. When paired with fat grafting, PRP helps the donor fat to be better absorbed into the areas of the face where it is injected for lasting volume restoration.

Needleless Treatments

For patients who have no interest in nonsurgical cosmetic procedures that involve needles near their face, Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Associates offers many safe and effective energy-based treatments that will tighten and lift the skin while eliminating signs of aging and imperfections from the skin’s surface. These treatments gently heat facial tissues to trigger a healing reaction in the body and boost collagen production in the skin for long-lasting smoother and younger-looking skin.

Ultherapy

Ultherapy is a non-invasive ultrasound-energy treatment that helps to lift, tighten and rejuvenate the skin along the brow, chin and decolletage by heating the underlying layers of the skin to boost collagen production for immediate results that continue to improve over time with no downtime or discomfort.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Depending on the treatment selected, laser skin resurfacing can reduce the appearance of a wide range of blemishes and skin imperfections, from sagging skin to acne scars to wrinkles and discoloration. By heating deep layers of the skin with light-based energy to stimulate collagen growth, laser treatments will replace the damaged and aged surface layer of your skin with a flawless new layer of skin.

Whether you are ready to take the plunge with cosmetic surgery or are merely looking for some subtle facial touch-ups, there are endless facial rejuvenation possibilities available today that can restore the appearance of your younger days. At Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Associates, Dr. Seify will assess the quality and condition of your skin and facial anatomy to help determine which treatment or treatments will help you to achieve your desired results with downtime that fits with your lifestyle. To learn more about surgical and nonsurgical facelifts, contact our office today at 949-407-8265 to book your first appointment.

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