A facelift is a powerful procedure that can reinvigorate your appearance and dull the wear and tear of the years. For these reasons, the procedure has rightfully held a place as one of plastic surgery’s most sought-after and popular operations. Let’s compare a traditional facelift vs a non-invasive facelift.
Traditional Facelift vs Non-Invasive Facelift
Over the past decade, technology and refinement of medical practice have developed a set of options for patients who would like to refresh their appearance but don’t necessarily need or want to undergo the often-times stressful elements of surgery.
If you’re considering receiving facelift treatment and don’t know which type to undergo, reviewing the following information could prove useful to help you make a decision.
In a traditional facelift, a plastic surgeon enacts invasive surgery in order to reposition the skin and muscles in the face and neck areas, which helps to produce a more definitive jawline and lessen the appearance and effects of unattractive features like sagging skin in the neck.
The surgeon essentially pulls the skin of the face back, which tightens one’s appearance as well as lessening the appearance of wrinkles and other blemishes on the face.
Traditional facelifts have been enacted by physicians for decades and represent the go-to option for patients who are looking to have dramatic changes performed on their appearance.
Some specific issues that a Traditional Facelift is good for addressing include:
- Sagging or loose jawlines
- Drooping eyes
- Hooded eyes
- Deep wrinkles and creases
- Sagging facial muscles
Non-invasive facelifts are a relatively new innovation in the world of facelifts and are the perfect pick for a variety of candidates who might be unwilling or unable to commit to a more serious surgery.
In a non-invasive facelift, medical professionals employ a sophisticated set of tools from the plastic surgery library, including things like facial fillers and skin injections that allow the physician to shape and contour the patient’s appearance without the need for invasive surgery.
This procedure has become particularly popular amongst younger people who may want a slight upgrade in their general appearance but don’t feel the need to proceed with more intense measures like incisions or anesthesia.
Non-invasive facelifts also are of interest to those who might not qualify for invasive surgery due to personal mitigating health factors. If this is the case, then a non-invasive can help you achieve at least some of the results you might be looking for without resorting to surgery.
One slight disadvantage of Non-invasive facelifts is that their results tend to last shorter in general in comparison to the results achieved from a surgical facelift. However, depending on the health and age of the patient receiving non-invasive treatment, this may not be such an issue.
More Maintenance Required
One element of the non-surgical facelift that may impact your decision to obtain one is that the procedure produces slightly less permanent results than a surgical facelift.
This means that you may find yourself returning to receive follow-up treatments once every few years. Depending on your personal preferences and medical history, this may impact whether or not you decide to go with this treatment.
Surgical facelifts are a more involved and intense operation, which means that their results are, generally speaking, more permanent.
There are many other additional factors that can contribute to these outcomes, however. Discussing the details with your surgeon will go far.
Determining Which One Is The Right Choice
The number one factor which can contribute towards your choice of facelift will be your pre-procedural consultation with your physician, in which you’ll discuss all of the factors that will contribute towards whatever surgery is ultimately the most beneficial.
At the end of it all, it is quite possible that these factors will be as much aesthetic as they are medical, as the two varieties of facelifts each have their own specific aesthetic palette that they work best with in terms of results.
That being said, your consulting physician will be able to inform you about whether your personal medical status will impact whatever method you choose.
Giving Hawaii the Best Service Available
Dr. Braford Lee and the rest of the team at Oculofacial Plastic Surgery of Hawaii have served the islands with the highest quality plastic surgery operations available at reasonable rates for years. If you’re interested in scheduling a consultation about discerning which type of facelift would be the most beneficial for your unique situation, then take a visit to our website in order to learn more.