If you look in the mirror and are dissatisfied with the image looking back, it may be time to consider a facelift or a liquid facelift. Whether the surgical facelift option or the nonsurgical liquid facelift procedure is best for you depends on several factors that we will explore.
What’s the Difference Between a Facelift and Liquid Facelift?
A liquid facelift requires no surgery. It is a relatively quick procedure in which an injection (or a series of injections) is administered to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and add volume to sunken areas like the cheeks. A liquid facelift will not address loose or sagging skin.
A facelift is a surgical procedure that requires anesthesia. Incisions are made along the hairline at the temple extending to the area behind the ear. The skin is lifted, which helps correct loose neck skin, jowls (loose skin along the jawline), or sagging cheek skin.
Longevity: Which Results Last Longer?
A liquid facelift is a procedure that procedures temporary results. Dermal fillers are used to add volume and to smooth the skin – and different fillers have different lifespans. On average, you would need to go back for touch ups about once a year.
The results of facelift surgery are long-lasting. Most patients find the results will last about 10 years. Variables like skin type and your rate of aging will play a part in how long your results will last.
Liquid facelifts require very little in the way of recovery. The injections are quick, and you can get back to your normal routine right after your appointment.
Recovery time for a facelift, on the other hand, is much more substantial. After the procedure, the face is wrapped in bandages. Stitches are removed after one week. Swelling and bruising will last for approximately two weeks, after which time you may return to work.
To learn more about facelifts and/or the liquid facelift procedure, contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Flannagan Plastic Surgery serves residents of Evansville and Jasper and the surrounding cities in the tri-state area of Indiana, Northern Kentucky and Illinois.