The benefits of a liquid lift is: little to no downtime, little discomfort, relatively quick procedure, done with local anesthesia, and no risk of scarring. The downside to it is: doesn't last as long as a traditional facelift, and doesn't lift very saggy skin. Always seek treatment from a qualified professional. Good luck!
What are the pros and cons of a liquid facelift?
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Pros and cons
The "liquid" part requires :
GOOD: No anesthesia. less downtime. relatively quick to perform. quick overall recovery. More natural.
BAD: Not long lasting. Cannot lift very saggy faces.
Facial surgery is SURGERY: So longer recovery, increased pain, more downtime. Can be more effective, but may lead to "overdone" faces occasionally.
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THE LIQUID FACELIFT
“LIQUID FACELIFT” is a misnomer. A facelift is a surgical procedure or procedures
to correct sagging, redundant facial tissue such as jowls, hanging necks, brow
ptosis, etc. Attempts to correct these deformities with fillers, or neurotoxins, or
noninvasive “tissue tightening ” technologies are usually disappointing.
"LIQUID TUNE-UP" would be a more appropriate term for the use of fillers in
patients that are not ready for surgical facelift. Some practitioners without
surgical expertise are pushing expensive non-surgical options in patients that
really need surgery to get a respectable result. !f you are seeking fillers, it would be prudent to see a surgical specialist with expertise in all options, that can give you an honest evaluation. Wasting thousands on fillers when you need surgery, or having surgery before you need it, can be very disappointing.
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Pros and Cons
-Restores facial volume lost from fat atrophy and bony atrophy with little downtime
- Does not involve a surgical incision or scar
- Easily completed in an office under topical/local anesthesia
-Temporary result, regardless of filler material or fat transfer
-Doesn't truly lift the underlying structures of the face
-Doesn't address poor jawline and neck contours
Injectables - Technique and Technician Matter Most
Liquid Facelift depends upon your face
The "Liquid Facelift", is a grouping of injectable products that lift, sculpt, smooth and contour the face. Those individuals who have lost facial volume, consisting of fat, muscle and bone mass in the mid-face have remarkable and natural looking refreshed appearances after the "Liquid Facelift". The final results are dependent upon the products used and the artistry of the injector. Those individuals who have a lax neck and jaw tissues will benefit minimally from facial fillers. They will require a facelift to lift, smooth and tighten the hanging skin and muscle and often will eventually require additional volume replacement with fillers.
When fillers such as Radiesse, Voluma & Juvederm are combined with Botox, for the upper face, the results are even more dramatic. Once again, Botox should be placed in such a manner as to relax the overly active forehead muscles to yield a natural appearance. Botox will produce a smoother upper face; however, leaving animation and some motion to the forehead muscles is optimal.
There are very few complications or cons when Radiesse, Juvederm, Voluma and Botox are used with an artistic hand and plastic surgeon's eye.
Pros and Cons of a liquid facelift.
Hope this information helps, best of luck!
- Dr. Roger Tsai
Less downtime with minimal recovery
more subtle results which many patients prefer
less effective at reversing gravitational aging of the face
does not last as long
Pros and Cons of a "Liquid Facelift"
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