I had a full blown facelift 20 years ago, but the neck and jowls were at telltale sign that I needed a lift. I also had the Fraxel Laser treatment. It was painless, swollen and red for 5 days, used ice pack and followed the doctor's instructions to the letter. On the 11th day I flew to California. It was amazing how fast it healed. All my friends say "you look 15 years younger" My goad was to look at good for my age as possible. I will be 71 in 2 months, still have a very active career as a speaker, working in front of an audience.
I am not sure that I would do the fat transfer again...can't see a big difference. HOwever the laser gave me beautiful skin tone. Scars were invisible in 2 months.