Facelift vs. Fillers
As the year’s pass, facial skin and tissue begin to sag and lose that fresh, youthful firmness. Wrinkles, loose skin, and jowls can significantly age a person, especially when the body is still slim and attractive. The visible signs of aging can be embarrassing and make certain clothing, jewelry, or hairstyles unflattering and disappointing. If you are considering a treatment to refresh your face and neck, you may be wondering about a Miami facelift or if injectable fillers will work – but which one is the best treatment? Each form of treatment offers different benefits, and the professionals at ARC Plastic Surgery in Miami are here to help you get the most effective anti-aging treatment to enhance the appearance and condition of your skin. We use the latest technology to help our patients restore and revitalize facial appearance.
Benefits of Injectable Fillers
Fillers are a very popular alternative to facelifts and other invasive surgeries. For clients who want to smoother skin quality, and to reduce fine lines, dermal fillers are effective, with little to no recovery time. There are two types of injectable fillers, each appropriate for specific results, treatment areas, and the severity and depth of wrinkles, lines, and creases. Neurotoxins like BOTOX and Dysport reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by relaxing targeted muscles and limiting the small muscle movements that create facial creases and wrinkles. Other fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane smooth the skin by replenishing the volume so laugh lines and creases are less visible.
While fillers are effective for treating lines and wrinkles, they have their limitations. Overuse of fillers can create an unnatural look and lead to a stiff or “worked on” appearance, particularly if the injections were incorrectly administered. Always go to a highly-skilled professional for these treatments, as a deep understanding of facial structure is critical in producing natural-looking results. Many have made the error of overusing fillers to avoid surgery, but the cumulative effects of overuse can outweigh the benefits of avoiding surgery. Injectable fillers are effective at treating certain signs of aging before a facelift is necessary, or to enhance the results of a past procedure, but are not a permanent solution for wrinkles and lines.
Facelift: The Advantages
Taking the plunge and deciding to undergo a surgical procedure can be intimidating. Surgery involves more recovery time than injectable fillers, but this treatment can achieve more dramatic results without the stiffness and limited facial expressions associated with the incorrect, overuse of injectables. A facelift smooths out wrinkles, removes jowls, tightens loose skin on the neck, and can add youthful volume to the cheeks. Volume can be added to the cheeks with fat grafts from other areas of the body if necessary. The incisions are placed in discreet areas so the scars are usually small, hidden from view, and diminish with time.
A facelift procedure will involve more aftercare and recovery time than the use of fillers. You must plan to time off work to heal properly and care for the incisions. A facelift can also have a tight appearance if a surgeon fails to perform the procedure carefully and correctly to produce natural-looking results, and pulls the skin too tight to overcompensate for loss of volume. A more comprehensive treatment involves the use of fillers or fat grafts in conjunction with the procedure when necessary. A facelift is the most effective treatment for those who have sagging skin or extensive loss of volume that cannot be treated effectively with dermal fillers. Experienced facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jeremy White at ARC Plastic Surgery in Miami can work closely with you to discuss your areas of concern, and guide you to the most effective treatment to restore and rejuvenate your face for a more youthful-looking, vital, and refreshed appearance.
Miami Facial Plastic Surgeon Helps You Choose
Fillers and facelifts both have a place in treating lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin on the face and neck. Fillers require little downtime and provide a smoothing effect to fine lines and wrinkles, but should not be used extensively, and are not as effective as a surgical procedure for some facial problems. A facelift can tighten jowls or loose skin around the neck or neck and can have more natural results when paired with fat grafts to restore lost volume.
Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are well-versed in the advantages of each procedure and we guide each patient in choosing the treatment best suited for their specific aesthetic concerns. Our goal is to provide natural-looking results without the stiffness or overworked look of poorly-planned or executed procedures. Dr. Jeremy White is a highly-respected facial plastic surgeon in Miami and works closely with each patient to help them achieve a smooth, vibrant, and natural result.
About ARC Plastic Surgery in Miami
As a renowned facial plastic surgeon, Dr. White is one of only a few plastic surgeons in the country to be board certified in plastic surgery on the whole body as well as otolaryngology, focused on surgery for the head and neck areas. His areas of interest include rhinoplasty, facelift, tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) procedures. He is a published writer and sought-after speaker, and an award-winning plastic surgeon. His compassionate care, advanced surgical techniques, and immense attention to detail make him one of the most in-demand plastic surgeons in the Miami area. If you are struggling with the look of sagging skin, wrinkles, or loss of volume in your face, schedule a consultation with ARC Plastic Surgery to explore the various treatment options, including a facelift in Miami and dermal fillers and let us help you turn back the clock and achieve the look you want.