Facelift surgeries have been commonly performed for decades. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, this procedure has consistently ranked in the top five of all cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the U.S. on a yearly basis (with the exception of one slow year in 2015).
The fact that surgical lifting remains popular amidst the sea of non-surgical procedures says something about what is going on here and the sustained interest on facial rejuvenation. Let’s take a look at what that may be.
For the skin to look youthful and vibrant, it needs the nourishment of healthy collagen and elastin. As you know, these critical chemicals break down with UV exposure and naturally degrade with age.
Without adequate amounts of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid the fundamental building blocks of firm, supple skin is missing. Both surgical and non-surgical approaches are now available to correct the results of these losses.
Nonsurgical Facial Rejuvenation
Many men and women are familiar with the various nonsurgical treatments available today. Injectables essentially lead the pack regarding facial rejuvenation, largely due to the convenience and affordability of treatment. Injectable facial rejuvenation may include Botox to smooth wrinkles on the upper part of the face. There are dermal fillers that serve to correct lines, creases, flattening cheeks, and even jowls. In addition to injectables, various technologies, such as radiofrequency, have become popular methods of restoring tightness and structure to aging skin.
Nonsurgical facial rejuvenation is convenient, but it may not be right for every person. If facial laxity is more noticeable and there is a desire for longer lasting results, surgical facial rejuvenation may be the most suitable path to a younger face.
Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
When we say facial rejuvenation, what you may initially imagine is the traditional facelift. Well, times have changed. The majority of surgical lifts today aren’t nearly as significant as a full lift. In our NYC office, patients may obtain their desired rejuvenation with more conservative surgical approaches like a mid-face lift, a mini-lift, or the Silhouette Instalift®. Modern facelifts are less invasive, and yet they are designed for maximum rejuvenation by addressing the particular problems faced by each patient (volume loss, etc.).
Your path to a younger face is unique to you. Let us walk you through the steps. Call (212) 472-2900 to schedule your consultation in our Park Avenue office.