Nothing can provide the same dramatic results as a full face lift surgery, but this major surgery resulting in a “pulled” and at times unnatural appearance is not appropriate for a lot of people. Philadelphia facial plastic surgeon John Lee, MD prides himself on providing patients with surgical options that are less invasive and more natural in results. By focusing on key facial features such as the eye and brow areas, he can achieve amazing results that are natural and age appropriate for his patients. The recovery and unnatural pulled affect that is associated with full surgical facelift procedure is necessary for patients who are looking to achieve dramatic and extreme results but most people can benefit greatly from nonsurgical or less invasive surgical alternatives.
Facelift Surgery Alternatives
People often believe that a full face-lift is the only option to achieve dramatic and effective results. However, Dr. Lee has experienced that most people are unaware of the amazing results that can be achieved by a simple blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery combined with a suture brow lift surgery- minimally invasive with little or no downtime. In nearly ten years of private practice and operating on thousands of eyelids and brow patients, Dr. Lee has found that most people after having eyelids surgery focus less on other areas of their face since the most important feature of their face has been addressed. So before going through an invasive surgery such as a full face lift, think twice and consider other options.
Oftentimes, eyelid surgery paired with a simple suture brow lift surgery can provide an uplifted and refreshed appearance without the recovery of a full face lift procedure. Eyelids and suture brow lift surgery can be performed under local anesthesia while facelift surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia. Health risks involved with heavy sedation required for more invasive procedures such as a facelift should be a considered before committing to this type of surgery.
In other instances, facial fillers or an injectable such as BOTOX® Cosmetic can prolong the need for a facelift. Depending on your unique needs, these treatments can reduce fine lines and deep wrinkles while also providing a softer, fuller and more youthful appearance to many areas of your face.
The service most suited to meet your unique needs will be largely dependent on your facial anatomy and your desired results. Dr. Lee’s goal and philosophy is to provide our patients with a natural and refreshed outcome.
If you live in or around Philadelphia or Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and would like to learn more about alternatives to facelift surgery, please contact John J. W. Lee, MD, FACS to schedule an initial consultation today.