Question: Non-surgical facelifts using injectables seem like a big trend these days. How affective is this?
Answer: Injectable non-surgical facelifts are overall very affective at improving a patient’s appearance, but if you truly compare them to a surgical facelift, they really cannot match the overall quality and rejuvenation that an actual surgical procedure can provide. The upside is that there is no surgery and there is very little, if any, downtime associated with an injectable facelift or what some call a liquid facelift. These liquid facelifts add volume to areas that we desire so that this adds a rejuvenating quality to the face and can also hide imperfections, such as early jowls and folds. Overall, the addition of volume is a good thing for most aging face patients and from a surgical perspective I will frequently add volume via fat grafting in combination with a more sophisticated facelift approach. Ultimately, I always think it is best for patients to seek out a well qualified board-certified facial plastic surgeon so that you can discuss all of the options, including non-surgical and surgical options and you can therefore decide what is best for your particular desires and circumstances.