If you want to lift your face without surgery, there are a couple of options such as a liquid facelift, which is done by using filler in the face, or a thread lift using barbed threads inserted into the skin to lift it. There are also lasers to tighten the skin, but do not lift was well as the liquid facelift or thread lift.
The gold standard for the best outcome and the longest-lasting lift for the face and neck is a surgical lift.
How does a liquid facelift work?
A liquid facelift rejuvenates the mid-face by volumizing it and projecting it outwards, giving a more youthful contour. It does not really help the neck, brow or forehead areas. The benefit to this type of facelift is that there is no downtime, it’s not very painful and it gives you instant gratification.
Are liquid facelifts safe?
Liquid facelifts are generally safe and have less risk involved than surgery. However, there are always risks with filler getting into a blood vessel and causing an occlusion, which can result in issues ranging from necrosis to blindness.
These problems are rare, but they’re real.
Is a liquid facelift painful?
A liquid facelift is not very painful. We use a numbing cream to make it more comfortable and there is not any pain after the procedure.
The gold standard is still the surgical lift to tighten not only the face but to recreate the jawline and vertically lift the cheeks in a way that looks very natural and lasts at least a decade.
Do you have questions about how your face is aging or how I can rejuvenate it? A consultation is key so we can make decisions together on what is the best treatment for you. Email or call me for a virtual or in-person consultation. I look forward to helping you.
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About Dr. Jonathan Sykes
Dr. Jonathan Sykes is a world-famous expert plastic surgeon who performs all cosmetic and functional plastic surgery procedures on the face and neck. He is a past president of The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and served on their Board of Directors for over 10 years. He is also a Professor Emeritus in Facial Plastic Surgery from UC Davis Medical Center, and the former Director of Facial Plastic Surgery at that institution.
He is known as the expert’s expert, and is often called to consult and advise other plastic surgeons in both Northern California and Beverly Hills. He has a special interest in eyelid and browlift surgery, facial rejuvenation surgery including facelifts, and rhinoplasty. He also has a particular interest in facial feminization surgery. Have questions? Email Dr.Sykes at [email protected].