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Traditional vs. Non-Surgical Facelift

Patients who wish to maintain a younger-looking appearance have more options than ever before. Though a traditional facelift is one of the best-known cosmetic surgeries, aesthetic medicine has evolved into excellent minimally invasive and non-invasive procedures. Now, you must choose which solution will deliver your desired results while being compatible with your lifestyle.

Weighing the pros and cons of each treatment available with a skilled and knowledgeable plastic surgeon can help you attain optimal outcomes with a convenient recovery.

Surgical Facelift

A surgical facelift is a procedure that reduces or eliminates wrinkles and laxity. It tightens the skin, repositions underlying tissue that has succumbed to gravity, and revives a more youthful facial appearance.

A surgical facelift offers the most effective, natural-looking results for patients who want to dramatically reduce the signs of an aging face.

Dr. de la Pedraja’s extensive skill and artistic approach can help you look 10 to 15 years younger with properly executed procedures. When addressing prominent facial features, choosing a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon is essential.

Benefits of Facelift Surgery

What can a facelift do for you?

  • Reduces the appearance of aging skin for a youthful appearance
  • Tightens facial muscles for optimal contouring and definition
  • Elevates sagging folds on the mid- and lower face
  • Eliminates wrinkles and lines
  • Provides long-lasting outcomes

Drawbacks of a Surgical Facelift

If you’re considering getting a facelift, you should also be aware of the potential downsides.

  • Longer recovery
  • Aftercare is necessary for a successful outcome
  • More costly than non-surgical treatments
  • Typical risks associated with surgery like infection, bruising, and scarring

Non-Surgical Facelift

A non-surgical facelift combines minimally invasive solutions to rejuvenate your appearance. Unlike a surgical facelift, these procedures do not require incisions, anesthesia, sutures, or extended downtime. A “liquid facelift” will get you in and out of our office and allow you to resume your day with minimal disruption and discomfort.

Dr. de la Pedraja will tailor your treatment to your unique facial anatomy and cosmetic needs. He has a selection of techniques to address skin laxity, deep creases, wrinkles, thinning lips, sunken cheeks, and fine lines.

  • Dermal fillers: Plump cheeks and lips, eliminate hollowed areas, and restore lost volume
  • BOTOX: Smooth forehead creases, crow’s feet, and “11 lines”
  • Fat injections: A semi-invasive procedure that transfers living fat tissue from donor sites, typically the abdomen, hips, or thighs, and grafts it into facial hollows and voids.

Non-Surgical Facelift Benefits

Why choose a non-surgical facelift? Consider these advantages.

  • Quick and convenient
  • No general anesthesia
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Natural-looking results
  • Economical
  • Fewer risks

Non-Surgical Facelift Drawbacks

Though a non-surgical facelift is a low-risk, high-reward procedure, you should still be aware of the cons.

  • Less dramatic results
  • Temporary benefits
  • Need for follow-up treatments

Outstanding Anti-Aging Procedures in Coral Gables, FL

Traditional facelift surgery and non-surgical treatments can each help you achieve outstanding results. You will notice your facial skin will be firmer and tighter, with fewer wrinkles, folds, and fine lines. Dr. de la Pedraja can evaluate your facial anatomy and the severity of aging to help you decide which option best suits you. To learn more, schedule your private consultation by calling (305) 441-9144 or booking an appointment online.