There is no such thing as a procedure that can stop and reverse the aging process, but facial plastic surgery can come pretty close with surgeries that turn back the hands of time.
A facelift can make a patient look up to 10 years younger, but those terrific results won’t last forever. In a decade or two, many patients find themselves looking for a new way to look and feel rejuvenated.
Instead of letting your results fade, consider blending non-surgical techniques with your surgery. Not only could you improve your initial results, but you can also help them last much longer.
Injectable Fillers for A Liquid Facelift
Injectable or dermal fillers are biocompatible substances that can be injected into the skin to treat the signs of aging. These products can both diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and also restore volume to the face in order to improve facial contour.
Some patients opt for a completely non-surgical approach to mimic the results of facelift surgery, often called a “liquid facelift.” For others, blending dermal fillers with facelift surgery can provide optimum results. Injectable fillers also offer post-surgical facelift results some extra longevity.
There are several types of dermal fillers available in today’s plastic surgery clinic. Some of the most popular fillers are made from hyaluronic acid (HA), a sugar naturally found in human skin that will bind water together to hydrate the skin, encourage the production of collagen within the skin, and create long-lasting effects.
With so many different choices available, your facial plastic surgeon will be able to tailor your dermal filler treatment to your unique needs, applying different kinds of fillers to the areas where they work best.
Combine a Facelift With Injectable Dermal Fillers for the Best Results
While a facelift surgery can do a lot to smooth, tighten, and define the lower facial region, it doesn’t address lost volume and other issues in the mid and upper facial regions. In some instances, your facial plastic surgeon may plan to combine facelift surgery with injectable filler treatments to round out your final results and give you an optimized youthful boost.
When used in the mid-face region, injectable fillers can add back some of the lost volume from your cheeks and beneath the eyes. They can also be used throughout the face to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and help you look younger all around.
Injectable fillers will only last temporarily, but the added months and years can extend the life of your facelift. Whether you plan to have them done alongside your facelift or afterwards, as you’ll read in the next section, their benefits are undeniable.
The Modern Facelift and Its Maintenance
Facelift surgery concentrates on rejuvenating the lower portion of the face, mainly around the chin and jaw. Your facial plastic surgeon will manipulate the skin and tissue in this area to reverse effects like sagging, fatty deposits, and lax muscles.
Modern techniques allow your surgeon to go beneath the skin and tighten up the support structure that will lift your face to a more natural, younger-looking position. This can create fabulous initial results that lessen your perceived age up to 10 years. However, the results aren’t permanent and while they do last a long time, eventually you’ll be subject to the same aging factors again. You will continue to look 10 years younger than you are, but time will continue to march forward.
Many patients are happy with that first 10-year deduction, but others may want to continue their efforts in the fight against aging. Consulting with a facial plastic surgeon can help you to development a plan that’s right for you. Some may choose a second facelift, but others are able to extend their results with injectable filler treatments spaced out over the course of the following months and years.
By adding injectable fillers to your waning facelift results, you can get a quick boost that adds volume in the right places and softens lines and wrinkles. This non-surgical tactic can lengthen the lasting effects of your facelift surgery with proper maintenance and skincare.
Contact Dr. Bustillo and Schedule Your Anti-Aging Consultation
Start your plans for facelift surgery and injectable filler treatments by meeting with a facial plastic surgeon with extensive knowledge, experience, and outstanding qualifications. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Andres Bustillo, M.D., F.A.C.S.. He’s available to discuss the pros and cons of the surgery with parents and teens and to help a teenager decide if it’s the right option for him or her. He is one of a select few double board certified facial plastic surgeons. He is board certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) and the American Board of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery (ABOto).
Because he is a facial specialist, he does not perform surgery on any area of the body other than the face. This specialization and experience has allowed him to get results for patients ranging in facial shapes, features, and skin types. By continuing to build his experience and keep up on the latest advancements Dr. Bustillo has built his reputation as someone who produces natural, long-lasting results.
Over 50 percent of his practice is dedicated to rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. The rest is devoted to other types of facial rejuvenation surgery. He performs over 300 nasal surgeries a year. Twenty-five percent of his patients come from outside the United States. Twenty percent of his patients are other doctors and their families.
He and his team can be contacted by phone at 305-663-3380 or by email through the contact form. The office of Dr. Bustillo is here to answer your questions, and help you to plan your initial consultation. You can also directly contact our patient care coordinator, Jessica, by email. Dr. Bustillo is committed to total patient care and support through his practice based just south of Miami, in beautiful and historic Coral Gables, Florida.