Fillers To Facelift: 3 Reasons To Pick A Facelift Offers Over Fillers


Fillers To Facelift: 3 Reasons To Pick A Facelift Offers Over Fillers

Understanding Dermal Fillers

As people look for new ways to improve overall appearance, dermal fillers are growing in popularity. Many patients opt for dermal fillers due to the promise of eliminating lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers augment sagging facial tissues using unique minerals and acids. Fillers are injected into the face using a gel-like solution and a thin, sterile needle. Unlike facelifts, there is no invasive surgery involved with dermal filler treatments.

What happens during a facelift?

Looking for a more dramatic change? A facelift is a medical procedure that gives patients a younger-looking appearance through cosmetic surgery. Facelifts reduce fine lines and wrinkles while tightening sagging facial muscles and tissues. Different types of facelifts exist, including mini, standard, and deep plane. During a facelift, patients are placed under anesthesia as doctors make incisions along the hair and ear lines. Next, doctors separate the skin from the surrounding tissues to tighten the underlying muscles and remove excess skin. Then, surgeons pull the skin taut, re-drape over the face, and set with stitches to heal.

Comparing fillers and facelifts

The main difference between fillers and facelifts is the surgical component. Facelifts require invasive surgery, anesthesia, and stitches. Facelift candidates also go through a healing process that lasts for months. Fillers are injectables that require a numbing cream before the procedure. The injection process usually takes a few minutes up to an hour. Furthermore, any swelling or bruising lasts for a few days. Fillers can be removed and dissolved at the patient’s request. People may believe that fillers are better because there is no need for surgery, but for some candidates, a facelift may be the best option. Here are some reasons why people choose fillers over a facelift.

1. Facelifts do not inject foreign substances

During the facelift procedure, the patient is placed under anesthesia and may receive pain medication after surgery. However, a foreign substance like hyaluronic acid or botulinum toxin is not injected into the body, so patients do not have to worry about a foreign filler causing an adverse or allergic reaction.

2. Facelifts offer permanent results

Most dermal filler results last for 12 months. Some fillers last 2 years, with a select few offering results lasting up to 5 years. A facelift is a surgery that provides permanent results. Patients do not have to visit a doctor every 6-12 months for a touchup.

3. Facelifts improve overall appearance

Fillers are meant to fill in the fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss that occur with aging. With a facelift, doctors can remove excess fat and skin and readjust the skin to eliminate wrinkles and skin folds. The patient experiences a younger, refreshed, and rejuvenated look.

Make the right choice

Individuals interested in any facial cosmetic work should speak with an experienced surgeon. A surgeon can educate patients on the pros and cons of dermal fillers and facelifts. Furthermore, many surgeons provide consultations to help patients select the right cosmetic procedure. Both fillers and facelifts can improve appearance, but many people will opt for a facelift for a more dramatic and long-lasting result.

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