Given all the less invasive alternatives to facelifts, like fillers and threadlifts, when is a traditional face lift the best option?
A facelift is intended to improve the jawline and neck which is something that other therapies are not as successful at improving. Threadlifts are not useful. Fillers are useful and volume enhancement is a significant adjuvant to facial surgery whether it be in the form of fillers or fat transfer. Therefore, while fillers are excellent therapy when the jowling or neck laxity progresses to the point where it is bothersome a facelift may be the appropriate treatment.
Posted by Dr. Buckingham