Last year, thousands of men and women visited plastic surgeons for facelift procedures. The surgery is recognized as producing some of the most dramatic anti-aging results available, but does everyone need a facelift to look younger? Dr. John Lee offers alternatives to facelifts that can give you the younger appearance that you want without extensive surgery.

Why a Facelift May Not Be the Best Option

When anti-aging surgeries were first introduced, a facelift was the only option for men and women who wanted to look younger. This was essentially a “one size fits all” approach, and although techniques have improved, facelift surgery remains an extensive procedure that not everyone needs. Only the most advanced and severe signs of aging require facelift surgery.

Localized Procedures

With a traditional facelift, the entire face is corrected, even if the patient has advanced signs of aging in one area. Performing other surgeries, such as a brow lift and eyelid surgery, that targets only the problem area is a better approach from a surgical and patient perspective. Recovery times are shorter, and scarring is less significant.

Dermal Fillers and Injectables

Botox® may be the most recognized injectable aesthetic treatment, but patients have numerous other options to look younger without surgery. Dermal fillers now contain ingredients that work with your skin to soften wrinkles, restore facial contours and enhance under-defined areas. The treatments take very little time, less than an hour in most cases, and the results last for several months or longer. You have no downtime or scars.

Laser Treatments

Did you know that facelifts cannot help with every sign of aging? Age spots, dull complexion and other issues on the surface of your skin makes you look older, just as wrinkles do. Laser treatments can be performed in conjunction with facial surgery and dermal fillers to give you a completely refreshed appearance.

Learn More About Alternatives to Facelift Surgery. Contact Dr. John Lee.

Learn more about alternatives to facelift surgery, Kybella®, ptosis surgery and our other services. Contact Dr. John Lee to schedule a personal consultation at our office in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. You can also contact us directly at (610) 789-6701.