Facelifts and neck lifts only affect the lower portion of the face. To create the most polished, balanced facelift results, you also might want to have eyelid surgery, a chin implant, a brow lift, Botox, dermal fillers, fat injections, or skin resurfacing. Some of our facelift patients decide to have a full facial rejuvenation so that both the upper and lower portions of the face can be improved at once. It is less costly to combine procedures – you have only one episode of anesthesia and one recovery period.
Even for those patients who do not choose to have full facial rejuvenation, we often suggest the addition of dermal fillers, Botox, or skin resurfacing after a facelift in order to improve the results.
There are several different options for patients to rejuvenate the face. Often our patients would like to look younger or rested. Less invasive options to correct wrinkles that result from facial expression and moving the facial muscles include Botox injections to temporarily paralyze the muscles that create these wrinkles. If a patient has wrinkles at rest, this can be improved with fillers using Restylanz or Jumederm.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections – work by relaxing the muscles that pull the skin into wrinkles, removing or softening expression lines like crow’s feet and frown lines. They don’t numb the skin or the underlying tissue, making them a safe and simple treatment.
Eyelid Surgery – tightening upper eyelids and removing ‘bags’ from lower lids give a more youthful look and can dramatically improve the appearance of your eyes and face. An eye lift can open up the eye area, giving you a more youthful appearance.
Chemical Peeling is a rejuvenating procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to cause peeling of its upper layers. Depending on the depth of the peel it can remove freckles, brown blotches, scaly sunspots and even superficial wrinkles.
When you come to Plasta for a consult, we will go over these in much more detail and answer any questions you may have.