Question: I have heard that injectables can be used as non-surgical versions of certain procedures, like a facelift, eyelid lift, nose job, etc. How effective are these?
Answer: In experienced hands injectable fillers can be quite effective at giving the illusion of a facelift, blepharoplasty, or rhinoplasty. But it certainly is no match for the actual surgical procedure which is going to be much more rejuvenating and more effective, as well as much longer lasting than the injectable fillers. It is; however, quite convenient for patients to come in and have a filler placed as there is very minimal if any downtime involved with this. The cost is also typically less than a surgical procedure though when you get into a liquid facelift you can be up into the thousands of dollars for the injectable fillers since in most cases you are using multiple syringes of a filler to give a patient an adequate improvement. Ultimately, it requires a rather customized approach to make sure that the patient gets the outcome that they expect at a good value.