Deciding Between Facelift Surgery & Botox

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Face Lift

Although the development of fine lines and wrinkles can be a part of the natural aging process, these telltale signs of aging can often make individuals look older than they feel, negatively impacting their self-esteem. This prompts many patients to consider facial rejuvenation treatments and procedures including Botox and facelift surgery in Miami. Let us help you to understand the different factors that should be taken into consideration when determining which procedure is right for you.

Number Of Wrinkles

An important factor when choosing between Botox and facelift surgery, is the number of wrinkles and fine lines your skin is showing. If you are just beginning to notice lines in the forehead, glabellar region (between the brows), periorbital region (around the eyes), or perioral region (around the mouth), you may be a suitable candidate for Botox, which can smooth out wrinkles that result from dynamic facial muscle movement. In the event that these wrinkles are more prevalent and the folds around your nose, cheeks and mouth are deep, a facelift may be a better option due to its ability to lift and tighten the skin, smoothing facial lines.

Extent Of Skin Laxity

While Botox is often an excellent option for facial wrinkles, it cannot treat skin laxity or sagging skin. In fact, when excessive Botox is used in an attempt to correct these problems, it can result in an unnatural, overly “frozen” appearance. Thus, patients who are troubled by significant skin laxity are best suited to facelift surgery, which lifts the facial tissue to facilitate the removal of loose, sagging skin and fat from the chin and jaw while correcting deep folds around the mouth and cheeks.

Longevity Of The Results

Another important consideration is the longevity of the results. In most cases, Botox injections last approximately up to four to six months, so regular maintenance treatments are required to sustain the results. A facelift, on the other hand, is considered a permanent procedure. While it is important to recognize that your face will naturally change overtime due to the aging process, the results of a facelift are long-lasting, which means that even as you mature, you should continue to look years younger than your natural age.

Invasiveness Of The Procedure

Finally, it is advisable to consider your level of comfort undergoing an invasive procedure. Botox is an injectable treatment option which can be completed in a matter of minutes in your plastic surgeon’s office, while a facelift is a more invasive surgical procedure requiring hidden incisions behind and in front of the ears in order to lift and remove excess skin.

In addition to considering the above criteria, the best way to determine the most suitable procedure for you is to discuss your aesthetic goals with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. To learn more about Miami facelift surgery or Botox treatment, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Craft.

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Results Restore Your Natural Beauty

While patients seeking facelift surgery in Miami are typically unhappy with the way their face has changed with age, they still want to appear like themselves after surgery. When completed by an experienced and skilled plastic surgeon, a facelift can help you look younger and more refreshed without altering your natural appearance.

The goal is not to change your face but to restore your natural beauty, enabling you to look like a more youthful version of yourself. To accomplish this subtle enhancement, Dr. Craft will only make the changes necessary, producing gorgeous and long-lasting results that allow you to defy the aging process.

Recovery Process

Immediately after surgery, the face is fitted with bandages in order to decrease the recovery time and to reduce swelling. Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing and recovery process. The stitches are normally removed within a week. Patients sometimes report some minor tight discomfort associated with surgery. Any discomfort can be treated effectively with oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the directions given after the procedure.

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The Body By Craft enhancement team is available to answer your questions and concerns about the procedure and if it is the right for your personal cosmetic goals.

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