Liquid Facelift vs. Surgical Facelift
While we specialize in facial plastic surgery here in Beverley Hills Center for Facial Rejuvenation, we also offer a number of other procedures and treatments. Among the most popular of those is what’s known as the ‘liquid facelift‘.
A liquid facelift is essentially a procedure involving one or more temporary dermal fillers being injected into the skin. The filler plumps out lines and wrinkles, giving a smooth, youthful look for anywhere up to 18 months. Many individuals who come into our center or get in contact are most tempted by the liquid facelift simply because of the limited down-time of this procedure. Dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvederm are absorbed into the body after a period of around 8 to 12 months because they are made up of a naturally occurring substance within the body anyway. Once the effect have worn off, that individual can then decide if they want to go with longer-lasting injectables such as Sculptra or multi-level fat grafting.
This is certainly an advantage to the liquid facelift. If you don’t like what the fillers do then you know it will go in a matter of months.
Those who have a liquid facelift are free to carry out their normal routine as soon as the procedure is over. They may have a red and swollen face, but there is no general anesthetic involved so there’s no need to rest. Swelling and pain usually subside within a few days. For a surgical facelift you may need one week of bed rest.
So which should you choose – a liquid facelift or plastic surgery? Well, the answer is entirely up to you and should depend upon your own circumstances and desires.