What’s the right time for Facelift Surgery?

When fillers and Botox no longer do the trick.

facelift surgeryA recent article noted that use of non-surgical facial cosmetic procedures such as injections of Botox, laser skin resurfacing, peels, and dermal fillers (Juvederm. Restylane, Voluma) has increased by 44% in the last year or so. This surge makes sense in that as consumers we typically gravitate to “non-surgical” treatments as a first and less invasive step toward regaining or maintaining our younger-looking face.

Some people can get by with fillers, Botox, and other non-surgical treatments for years, especially if they start in their 40s. However, there comes a time when non-surgical options no longer do the trick and facelift surgery becomes your best and proven choice for turning back the clock. That time is when you have loose skin in your cheeks, jowls and neck area.

No filler can remove excess skin, and no skin treatments can replicate the beautiful and long-lasting results of today’s minimally invasive facelift (Timeless Lift™). Only facelift surgery can remove the loose skin in your face and neck areas that make you look older than you are. While treatments such as Kybella and Cool Sculpting promise to tighten the skin of the lower face and neck, the results do not last nearly as long as facelift surgery. As such, these treatments can actually wind up costing more than facelift surgery over the long term because they will need to be repeated more often, versus the Timeless Lift™ which lasts six to 10 years for most people. Also, results of facelift surgery are immediate whereas other treatments can take weeks or months to show any improvement.

Many patients find that facelift surgery along with a good skincare regimen, daily use of sunscreen, and fillers and Botox as needed provide them the natural, refreshed, younger appearance that has friends and family wondering why they look so good – not to mention being the best return on their investment.

Remember too, Dr. Smyth performs the Timeless Lift under strictly local anesthesia, which means a faster recovery and none of the risks associated with general anesthesia. Our patients are fully comfortable during surgery, thanks to a small amount of relaxation medicine. Most return to full activities at about 10-14 days post-procedure.

To find out if you’re a candidate for facelift surgery, please schedule a complimentary personal consultation with Dr. Smyth. You can trust him to give you honest advice and never to try to sell you on a treatment or procedure you do not need.