Surgical Vs. Non-Surgical Facelift: Which Is Right for Me?

shutterstock_131469779A surgical facelift typically can provide excellent results for qualified patients seeking dramatic facial rejuvenation. However, whether this procedure or a combination of minimally invasive treatments can best achieve your cosmetic goals depends on a number of elements. As we mentioned in our last blog post on non-surgical facelift, some individuals do not wish to undergo an operation to enhance their appearance. Our skilled plastic surgeons, Dr. W. Tracy Hankins and Dr. Samuel M. Sohn, perform both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments, and they can help you determine which method would be right for you.

While age can be a factor in determining whether you are ready for a surgical facelift, everyone experiences the natural aging process at a different rate. For instance, we may recommend a mini, mid, or full facelift for someone in their 60s if the anatomic indicators suggest this is the best approach. On the other hand, a patient in their 40s may only require a combination of cosmetic injectables and Ultherapy® to achieve his desired level of aesthetic enhancement. Your unique needs and aspirations will be taken into consideration when developing a customized treatment plan, which will occur during your initial consultation.

While the type of facial rejuvenation you request is ultimately up to you, we will advise against a surgical procedure if we feel you are not ready or qualified. Additionally, if we recommend a facelift but you prefer a minimally invasive option, we will provide non-surgical alternatives that may be able to offer similar, though not the same, results. We believe this collaborative process typically offers you the greatest satisfaction and the best possible outcome.

If you have additional questions about whether surgical or non-surgical cosmetic treatment will be best for you, or if you wish to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our surgeons, please contact our office today.