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Published on January 22, 2019 by

The Real Differences Between a Surgical Face Lift Vs Non-Invasive Alternatives
With so many procedures that claim to rejuvenate the skin and restore youth, it can be difficult to figure out which one is the right one for you. If you’re looking to get a younger look and lasting results, a surgical facelift at the Philadelphia area’s Chapin Aesthetics may the best option for you. Read on to find out how this procedure compares to other soft cosmetic surgery options.

Expected Results of a Surgical Face Lift
Non-invasive procedures may seem more appealing to many patients because they’re quick and easy to recover from. But the truth is, they can’t provide the exact same level of results as a surgical facelift. The actual surgical procedure can yield the most dramatic, longest-lasting results.

During a surgical facelift, excess or hanging skin around the face will be pulled back. This can help restore the contour of your face and remove unsightly sagging skin around the cheeks and jawline. Sagging and folding skin develops naturally as you age and while you can’t prevent it from happening, you can count on a surgical facelift to gently remove the excess and restore that youthful look.

Surgical Face Life vs Ultherapy
A common non-invasive procedure for skin lifting is Ultherapy, a procedure that uses ultrasound therapy to stimulate new collagen production. The boost in collagen helps plump and temporarily lift the skin, giving it a more youthful appearance.

However, because this procedure relies on collagen production, the results have a time limit. As your skin continues to age, collagen production stimulated through the procedure will gradually begin to slow down. Within one to two years, you will need to redo the procedure to maintain results. With a surgical facelift, the results last much longer as the sagging skin has been manually removed.

Surgical Face Lift vs Thread Lift
A thread lift procedure is appealing to many as it has minimal downtime and isn’t as invasive as a surgical facelift. However, the results are not exactly comparable. With a thread lift, a thread is sewed into the lining of the jaw and used to pull the skin back and tighten it. At first, it can seem like a quick and easy surgical facelift alternative, but the stitches in a thread lift do eventually dissolve. The results are expected to last no more than six months.

While the procedure may seem simple and easy, it’s important to understand the results will be significantly less dramatic and last for a much shorter time than with a surgical facelift.

Surgical Face Lift vs Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are soft injectable solutions that plump up the skin and provide a softer, smoother overall appearance. These usually require little to no downtime and can provide instant results. The biggest drawback for dermal fillers when compared to a surgical facelift is the intensity of the results and the longevity of them.

Dermal fillers will need maintenance every six to 12 months. In addition, the results are far less dramatic than with a surgical facelift, which is intended to take years off your skin by removing the telltale signs of aging: sagging, loose skin.
If you’re considering a cosmetic procedure to reverse the signs of aging and target those problem areas that add years to your appearance, request a consultation with our trained medical professionals today.

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