There seem to be an awful lot of facelift alternatives available these days, from thread-lifts to liquid facelifts, but is there ever a time when a traditional facelift is the best option?
A thread lift is a bogus procedure and does not last. I do not recommend this procedure for anyone. Great studies have proven this. A liquid facelift is not really a facelift at all but rather volume replacement. This is a very important part of facial rejuvenation and can be done with syringe based fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm or Sculptra. This can also be done with the patient’s own fat. In the upper face, volume replacement is most useful for the cheeks and lower eyelids but also the temporal area and brow. In the lower face, volume can be used along the jaw and of course volume is used frequently for the perioral lines. Volume however will not give a result for a sagging neck and will not correct significant jowling. These areas would be addressed with a traditional facelift which with modern techniques provides excellent results with minimal downtime.
Posted by Dr. Buckingham