Medically Reviewed by John W. Clemenza, DMD, MD, FACS

December 28, 2023

Embarking on a journey to rejuvenate your appearance is a personal and transformative experience. As we navigate facelift options and alternatives, it’s essential to make an informed choice that aligns with your unique desires and needs.  Whether you’re curious about surgical enhancements or exploring non-invasive solutions, our aim is to empower you with knowledge to make the best decision for you.

Is Getting a Facelift Right for You?

A facelift is a full surgical procedure, performed to tighten the skin and restructure underlying facial features. A facelift may help you look a full decade younger, and results can last up to a decade. Alternatives to facelifts include more targeted surgeries with similar durations (such as neck lifts or brow lifts) or nonsurgical treatment plans (such as chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, or combinations of BOTOX® and dermal fillers). The best way to determine which treatment option is right for you is to meet with our board-certified oral surgeon, Dr. Clemenza.

The Benefits of Getting a Facelift

Facelifts offer significant advantages, starting with their longevity and their scope. These surgical procedures improve the appearance of the entire face, and with healthy habits and the assistance of nonsurgical treatment plans, the results can last for up to 10 years before retreatment is needed. 

If you know you want the dramatic results that facial cosmetic surgery can provide, and if you are in good health overall, then you may qualify for a full facelift procedure.

The Benefits of Other Facial Cosmetic Surgeries

By contrast, the advantage of seeking other facial cosmetic surgeries is their limited scope. If you only have a specific area of concern, like the chin and jowls or the forehead, then it may make more sense to seek targeted treatment as opposed to a more comprehensive facelift.

More specifically, a neck lift for the lower half of the face or a brow lift for the upper half of the face may be recommended instead of a facelift, allowing you to achieve the exact results you desire.

The Benefits of Nonsurgical Care

Nonsurgical care has one huge advantage, which is that it does not require anesthesia, incisions, surgical risk, or prolonged recovery times. 

BOTOX, fillers, chemical peels, and laser skin resurfacing each provide results that, while not as dramatic as facelifts, neck lifts, or brow lifts, still help you look younger and more refreshed. As long as you are able to follow a consistent treatment routine for nonsurgical care, you can also maintain these results for quite some time.

Explore Your Options for Facial Rejuvenation

In the end, the only real way to know which treatment is right for you is to have a consultation with a facial cosmetic care provider like Dr. Clemenza. He will help you know which treatments or combinations of treatments will be the most effective for meeting your goals. Find out more about facelifts and other options today.

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