The Facelift: Then and Now
In the past, many viewed the facelift as a one-and-done, cure-all procedure to make you look younger. However, this principle has changed.
The Facelift: Then and Now
In the past, many viewed the facelift as a one-and-done, cure-all procedure to make you look younger. However, this principle has changed. Today, there are many non-surgical anti-aging options available to make a patient’s face look more youthful without the recovery time needed with a surgical facelift.
While a surgical facelift is still a great option for many patients, it might be too much for others. Everyone ages differently and has different anti-aging needs.
Surgical facelifts cannot treat all of the signs of aging, such as loss of volume. A better option to revitalizing an aging face is to combine a variety of procedures that are specialized to treat specific problems. Dr. Azizzadeh performs multiple liquid facelifts on patients to add volume back to the face and restore a youthful appearance.
Loss of volume is one of the primary reasons a face begins to appear aged. With the help of injectable fillers like Sculptra, Restylane, Juvederm or Radiesse, Dr. Azizzadeh can plump up volume in the face and fill in wrinkles. Dr. Azizzadeh also specializes in fat grafting, which, like fillers, adds volume to the face and provides long lasting results.
In addition to dermal fillers, Dr. Azizzadeh can use Botox or Dysport to relax your facial muscles, thereby reducing expression-related creases. The combination of stopping new wrinkles from forming with Botox and filling in the ones you already have with fillers or fat grafting will result in a much more youthful and rejuvenated face.
Finally, while a facelift was formerly the go to procedure to correct skin laxity, the newest skin tightening device, Ulthera, offers a great nonsurgical rejuvenation option. Ulthera uses intensive ultrasound waves to directly impact the deep tissue layers of the brow, face and neck to tighten loose skin. This no surgery required procedure can be used to enhance several areas, including lifting the brow and tightening a loose neck line, without any social downtime.
Combining fillers, Botox and Ulthera will give you a naturally youthful appearance without the hassle of a surgical procedure and it’s long recovery time. If you are considering a facelift procedure, make sure you research and talk to your plastic surgeon about all of the advanced facial rejuvenation techniques available today. Aging gracefully has never been so easy!
Babak Azizzadeh, M.D., F.A.C.S.
9401 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 650 Beverly Hills, California 90212
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