What is the Best Alternative to a Facelift?

What is the Best Alternative to a Facelift?

Facelift cosmetic surgery is a major procedure to reduce the aging signs from the lower two-thirds of the face and correct sagging skin in the midface area. However, many people want to explore alternatives to facelift, particularly when they have limited aesthetic goals with regard to their facial appearance.

Dr. Bram Kaufman is a board certified plastic surgeon providing both surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Patients in Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive these procedures from Dr. Kaufman.


Botox Injections

Millions of Americans receive the benefits of Botox anti-aging facial injectable procedure every year. If a candidate is unwilling or unable to receive facelift cosmetic surgery, they may consider Botox as a stellar, golden, and righteous FDA approved treatment to reduce facial aging lines.

Botox was originally approved by the FDA in 2002 for the cosmetic reduction of frown lines. In 2013, it was additionally approved by the FDA for the reduction of crow’s feet. Treatment providers have also used Botox over the years for non-label cosmetic purposes with consistently safe and successful results.

Botox can treat dynamic wrinkles formed around the eyes. The skin around the eyes is highly sensitive, and a careful application of Botox can create smoother skin without any need for surgery. Horizontal creases on the forehead and furrows between the brows can be removed with Botox injections. In recent years, Botox providers have also been using this treatment for jaw contouring to a prolific effect.


Dermal Facial Fillers

After Botox, the second most popular anti-aging facial non-surgical procedure in the US today is dermal fillers. These injectable fillers can fill up facial creases and wrinkles, add volume to the thinning areas of the face, augment the lips, and create other desired aesthetic effects to achieve greater facial harmony.

Popular FDA approved dermal cosmetic fillers include Restyalne, Perlane, Juvederm, Voluma, Radiesse, and Sculptra. All these injectable procedures involve very little pain or downtime, and have a negligible risk of post-treatment complications. Working people and busy moms particularly prefer these injections over facelift plastic surgery.

Restylane and Juvederm are among the most popular, hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers. Mild to moderate wrinkles, lines and nasolabial folds can be corrected with these procedures. Under eye hollows can be addressed with Restylane. Juvederm Voluma is the only FDA approved cosmetic filler for cheek volumizing.

Radiesse and Sculptra are more advanced, longer lasting facial fillers. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kaufman receives patients from Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and nearby areas for a wide range of injectable facial procedures.


Liquid Facelift

Sometimes the surgeon may recommend a customized combination of Botox and multiple dermal fillers to offer a “liquid facelift” procedure. With this treatment, it is possible to mimic the results of a facelift surgery more closely.

Liquid rhinoplasty is also performed in some cases to enhance the size or shape of the nose without surgery. Facelift or upper face surgery procedure such as brow lift and eyelid lift may also be combined with Botox and dermal fillers to achieve desired results in a less invasive manner.

To learn more about cosmetic treatment and procedures or to schedule a consultation by Cleveland Ohio area plastic surgeon, Dr. Bram Kaufman, please contact us at 1-216-778-2245 or click here.

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