Signs of aging usually affect the face first, with a combination of a loss of volume and lax skin. This can result in fine lines and wrinkles, facial sagging, and poor definition of features that have you feeling less than confident! There are many surgical and nonsurgical options available for rejuvenation, but a facelift and fillers are two of the most popular. Find out which one might be best for you and your signs of aging.
What can a Facelift do?
A facelift can involve many different techniques to refresh your face, all aiming to tighten the tissue and remove excess skin. The surgical procedure will not add volume to your face, but by repositioning tissue, the jawline and cheeks become more defined. This also leads to significant improvement to facial sagging. A facelift can also include liposuction techniques around the neck and under the chin for full face and neck rejuvenation. Fat can be added as well to restore volume.
What can Fillers Do?
Fillers add instant volume to your face without the need for surgery! Injectables can be placed into folds and wrinkles to smooth their appearance or can be placed in the cheek or undereye area to replace volume loss. Fillers are great for mild to moderate signs of aging but cannot significantly reduce sagging or tighten tissue.
Which One is Best?
Both facelift and fillers have different advantages and disadvantages. The facelift can give significant and long-lasting results but will require some downtime and scarring. Fillers are a temporary solution but can be an effective alternative for patients who are not ready for a surgical procedure, or who wish to maintain the results of a past procedure. If the advantages of both a facelift and fillers appeal to you, you might talk with your surgeon about combining treatments! Your plastic surgeon can examine your face to determine which facial rejuvenation procedure will be best for you.