A liquid facelift can last anywhere from six months to a year and a half. It is performed by injecting filler in the cheeks and along the jawline to volumize these areas. By doing so, we lift the skin, not vertically like a surgical facelift, but horizontally, projecting outward. For this procedure, I don’t use permanent fillers, so the result is never permanent.
The term liquid facelift is a bit of an oxymoron and more of a marketing term because we’re not actually lifting the deep structures and supportive tissues of the face and neck. Therefore we are not physically lifting the face as we do in a surgical facelift.
Is a liquid facelift worth it?
Whether a liquid facelift is worth it or not is up to you and your personal satisfaction. It’s best to set your expectations, knowing that it’s a temporary fix because when we put filler in the face it eventually gets resorbed by the body.
What’s included in a liquid facelift?
The elements included in a liquid facelift depend on your practitioner but typically include filler in the cheeks and along the jawline to give the illusion of lifting the mid-face. However, we can’t do a whole lot to lift the neck with filler.
Do you have questions about this? I love using filler to rejuvenate the face and I also love performing surgery to give a more permanent change that’s natural-looking. I’d love to see you in my office or virtually for consultation.
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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].