Are Nonsurgical Facelifts Worth the Money?

faceliftsYou might have heard that a nonsurgical facelift can help you look more refreshed without surgery—so why do people still choose to get surgical facelifts? While nonsurgical procedures seem like the more cost-effective and convenient option upfront, they come with certain limitations, especially for more pronounced facial concerns. Here is what you should know if you are deciding between these two choices.

The Difference Between Nonsurgical Treatments and Facelift Surgery

Facelift surgery involves a plastic surgeon skillfully and precisely correcting age-related cosmetic concerns, such as wrinkles and excess skin or fat deposits. Through carefully placed incisions, your plastic surgeon can tighten skin, adjust muscles, and transfer or remove fat from different facial areas. This procedure is done under anesthesia. The results are typically dramatic and long-lasting.

Nonsurgical facelifts are performed using in-office treatments, such as injectables, fillers, chemical peels, and laser skin resurfacing. These typically require minimal to no downtime. However, each treatment is designed to produce a specific result. If you are looking to address several issues on your face, you may need a combination of several treatments over multiple sessions.

What to Consider Before Investing in Nonsurgical Facelifts

Their Results Are Less Dramatic

It is nearly impossible to achieve a significant facial transformation without surgery. That is because nonsurgical solutions are limited in terms of how well they can address concerns such as excess skin, prominent wrinkles, and deep facial folds. Surgery targets these issues at their source for more visible correction.

They Require More Maintenance

While nonsurgical facelifts generally last for several months to a year or more, they are not designed to be permanent. Many treatments, like BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, need to be repeated over time in order to maintain results. Understandably, more frequent treatments will be necessary for more noticeable issues.

They Don’t Address Long-Term Concerns

As you continue to age naturally, changes to your facial skin’s volume, elasticity, and texture will also persist. A nonsurgical facelift will not prevent this process. Facelift surgery won’t either, but its results can last up to 15 years or even two decades with proper care and when performed expertly. Choosing nonsurgical treatments to keep up with rapid signs of aging will only cost you more in the long run.

Schedule a Consultation for a Facelift in Baltimore, MD

When deciding if a nonsurgical facelift is worth your money, consider your long-term goals and whether you want dramatic results. For many patients, facelift surgery is often the more effective option that saves them the most money in the long run.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ronald Schuster has spent over 25 years perfecting his craft of providing long-term cosmetic solutions to help individuals look and feel their best. He takes great pride in serving the communities of Baltimore, Lutherville-Timonium, and the surrounding areas of Maryland.

Find out if facelift surgery is right for you by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Schuster at (410) 902-9800 today.



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