The Facelift Gets a Facelift
What images come to mind when someone mentions the word, “facelift?” Windswept faces? Tight skin? In fact, those images represent obsolete surgical procedures that have been replaced by advanced techniques used by plastic surgeons to get natural-looking facelift results. At my Fort Worth, Texas, practice, our facial rejuvenation patients look like themselves, but more youthful.
Even as nonsurgical options for facial rejuvenation continue to multiply, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and a growing list of dermal fillers, facelift surgery remains the best option for women and men who want long-lasting, transformative results. There’s no doubt that nonsurgical treatments offer patients an effective alternative to more invasive procedures, smoothing wrinkles and restoring lost volume, but they’re temporary and require follow-up treatments to maintain the results. Fillers such as the JUVÉDERM® line of products — including VOLUMA® and VOLBELLA® — along with Restylane®, BELOTERO BALANCE® and Sculptra®, have dramatically changed the aesthetic field in recent years.
Still, the bottom line is that only a facelift can correct moderate to severe sagging in the lower portion of the face. Injectables, however, helped change cultural perceptions about cosmetic enhancements, making them more commonplace. Hollywood celebrities, soccer moms, and men on their lunchbreaks are opting for cosmetic treatments without worrying that they’ll look like they’ve had “work done.”
Thanks to significant advances in facelift techniques, experienced surgeons can achieve far more natural-looking results with minimal scarring and downtime. Rather than simply pulling back and cutting away lax skin, we can now lift and reposition underlying muscles. Because of this, we can better replicate facial anatomy, providing more natural and subtle results. On top of that, we have incorporated new techniques that offer more discreet scars.
We encourage you to schedule a consultation. Maybe you aren’t ready for a facelift procedure quite yet, but we have many less invasive options for facial rejuvenation. We can help you find the right treatment for your specific needs. Whether you are coming in for dermal fillers or surgery, we carefully create an individualized treatment plan that will give you optimal results. It is our top priority to help you achieve your desired aesthetic and make you a #HappyCamper.