Face Fillers vs. Face Lifts: Which One Should You Choose?
Despite comparable costs, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports an increase in nonsurgical treatments. What gives? Especially considering dermal fillers and facelift surgery costs are almost the same!
Pay Less with Face Fillers yet Achieve Long-Lasting Results with Facelift Surgery
Patients torn between these two options won’t be able to make a decision based on the cost of each procedure. Contrary to what many believe, face fillers are the same cost-wise as facelift surgery, conducted at a board-certified practice. However, there are some other benefits of both procedures that should be considered before making a final decision.
Dermal Fillers vs. Facelift Surgery – What Is the Difference
Patients considering going through a facial cosmetic procedure wonder whether a simple dermal filler injection will suffice or not. Following are pros for both cosmetic procedures to help patients make the best decision.
About Dermal Fillers
- Reduces facial wrinkles and folds, albeit temporarily
- Correct dark circles under eyes
- Augment or enhance cheeks, chin, nose, and lips
How Face Fillers Work
Two types of fillers will be suggested by your plastic surgeon, natural and synthetic. Dermal fillers are directly injected into an area to reduce wrinkles, depressions, and skin folds as well as to give that area a rejuvenated and plump look. How long results last? Depending on the type of filler used, results can last from 6 months to two years.
Remember that Botox procedures are different from face fillers. Botox injections are used to freeze facial muscle movement and aging. For better results, some patients prefer undergoing both face fillers and Botox injections.
About Facelift Surgery
- Removes excess facial skin to reduce wrinkles and folds
- Tightens underlying structures to combat skin sagging
- Reduces effects of sun and wind exposure
- Lasts 2-6 years, depending on technique, surgeon, and patient
How Facelift Surgery Works
This procedure is chosen by women and men to reverse the signs of aging. Facelift surgery lifts and tightens sagging tissues on the face, which helps restore a more natural looking youthful face.
Excess skin on problem areas is removed by well-placed incisions. Speak to your board certified plastic surgeon about your options in facelift surgery. There are mainly two types, mini-facelift and standard facelift surgery that you will choose from. Full recovery period for facelift surgery is 6-8 weeks.
Deciding which option to choose will become easier with Dr. Reza Sadrian by your side. As a dually trained plastic surgeon, he will aid you throughout your journey. Schedule a consultation by calling at 858-457-1111.