What should you do next, a facelift or filler, if you’re standing in front of the mirror squinting, tugging at various parts of your face, and trying to recall how you looked before you were blessed with all the wrinkles that seem to get more pronounced every time you blink?
Fillers and facelifts are both effective ways to fight the signs of aging. Let’s investigate both to contrast and compare the processes, healing, outcomes, and more.
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What is a Facelift?
A facelift requires extensive surgery. To counteract the natural atrophy of bone and adipose tissue that has occurred over time, the facial features have been reconstructed. To get rid of wrinkles, skin is tightened over the rebuilt face.
What is a Filler?
Fillers primarily target wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid injections called fillers are used to add volume to particular locations. With a filler technique, wrinkles around the lips, eyes, and forehead can be tightened.
Compared to facelifts, fillers need far less physical effort. For the most part, a facelift involves general anesthesia, and you should prepare to spend three to five hours in the clinic. Fillers can be finished in a short amount of time.
After the treatment, recovery time for fillers is minimal to nonexistent.
A facelift requires more extensive recovery. You should rest for a couple of weeks right after the treatment. Most patients miss three weeks of work on average. During the healing process following your facelift, you will suffer some discomfort, edema, and bruising.
A filler should last around a year, although a facelift should last considerably longer. Your facelift results will endure somewhere between 7 to 15 years, but a lot of factors will determine where you fall in that range. Age, genetics, and sun exposure are all factors that might lengthen or shorten it.
When using fillers, you only pay for what is really used. The quantity of work you want to be done will determine the final price. Facelifts often cost more since they need surgery, anesthesia, and an operating room.
Even though fillers may initially cost less, over time, a facelift could be more economical than an annual visit.
Small scars are left behind after a facelift around the ear. The majority of women can conceal the scars with their hair. Unlike facelifts, fillers don’t necessitate large incisions and are less invasive. They could leave extremely few scars, but the injection will likely not leave any obvious scarring.
Are you a candidate?
An individual who desires more dramatic effects is the best candidate for a facelift. The ideal candidate for either treatment is someone who wants to enhance their natural beauty while also enhancing their self-esteem, mental wellness, and even physical health.
It is up to you to decide whether a facelift or filler is the best approach for you to seem younger. Give the Lexington Plastic Surgery office a call if you live in Lexington or Louisville, Kentucky, and would like to learn more about your facelift or filler choices. To make you feel confident in your decisions, Lexington Plastic Surgery may arrange a consultation.