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Surgical vs Non-Surgical Facelift: Which Is Better For You?

The face presents an integral part of our identity. The complex combination of our facial features defines the way we are perceived, and how we present ourselves to the world. As one of the most prominent and expressive traits, the shape and condition of our face complements our entire aesthetic appearance and is a crucial indicator of age. For those wishing to maintain a fresh, youthful complexion, the face requires the utmost protection and preservation.

The ageing process doesn’t just result in thinner, less resilient skin as the structural proteins holding up the skin are not replaced as quickly as they once were, muscle and fat layers beneath the skin also begin to deteriorate or shift. As a result, the tissue naturally becomes lax and areas of the face begin to lose shape. Wrinkles and creases may begin to emerge, giving the face a weary and worn out appearance.

The face is composed of complex anatomy. Its underlying structure deteriorates naturally with age, sun exposure, gravity and genetic factors. While it is difficult to protect the face from such concerns, it is possible to correct these issues to achieve a more energetic, naturally vibrant appearance. Facelift options can help postpone or reverse the effects of ageing, encouraging you to embrace your most youthful and confident self for longer.

Surgical Facelift

Facelift surgery is a highly effective and rewarding procedure. This treatment serves to rejuvenate the area by removing sagging skin from the face and neck and tightening the remaining tissue to support an improved, well-toned contour. Facial muscles may be surgically tightened, and excess fat may be removed or repositioned to restore volume to certain areas and enrich your overall facial aesthetic. This procedure aims to unearth your most youthful complexion by revitalising your natural features and restoring vibrancy and balance to your face.

A surgical facelift is suitable for those seeking to undergo a comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Many patients who consider facelift surgery feel that their face reflects an older, fatigued or even angry appearance, and wish to refine their facial aesthetic to appear livelier and more energetic, in harmony with their true spirit. The procedure takes approximately two to five hours (depending on the degree of changes required) and produces a long-lasting and naturally convincing result.

Depending on the extent of surgery required, patients can undergo a traditional full face lift, a mini facelift, or even a neck lift. In an in-depth consultation, your needs and aesthetic goals will be clinically assessed to help you find the most suitable treatment.

Non-Surgical Options

For those seeking to revitalise the face but wish to bypass surgery, there are various non-surgical approaches available. The type of procedure you undergo will depend on the adjustments required to remedy the degree of facial ageing, and the extent of treatment necessary to achieve your aesthetic goals – both of which will be examined and meticulously planned in an in-depth consultation.

Thread Lift

A thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that uses fine, barbed TGA-cleared sutures to lift the sagging contours of the face. This treatment is a safe and highly effective alternative for those seeking to rejuvenate particular facial features, including sagging or asymmetric eyebrows, loose skin around the cheeks or neck area, and drooping tissue on the mid and lower face.

To begin a thread lift procedure, a small incision is made in the temporal area and lower face, where the threads are carefully inserted into the desired areas to form a support structure that lifts the facial tissue. Once the threads are placed, the body will generate new collagen to help maintain the elevating effect and increase facial volume in these areas.

The result is an immediate and discreet facial lift that serves to enrich your holistic facial aesthetic. A thread lift ultimately helps to raise and restore your natural features by enhancing the underlying tissue and repairing the effects of facial ageing. The result is a more energetic and youthful version of yourself that will complement your overall appearance.

Dermal Fillers & Anti-Wrinkle Injections: The Liquid ‘Designer Facelift’

Dermal fillers are an excellent tool for those who have lost facial fullness and wish to restore volume and vitality to the face. While this treatment is often sought by those hoping to reverse the effects of ageing, it is also used as a way to postpone the ageing process, helping patients enjoy a younger and more vibrant appearance for longer.

As a practical and highly effective method, dermal fillers can help you achieve a firmer, elevated facial contour by treating an array of concerns, including thinning lips, dark circles, loss of volume and hollow cheeks or temples. This procedure is tailored specifically to your needs and aesthetic goals to ensure all issues are addressed accurately and effectively, allowing you to enjoy a fresher and firmer complexion for up to two years after treatment.

For a designer liquid facelift, dermal fillers are often combined with anti-wrinkle injections for a more comprehensive facial lift. While fillers serve to restore fullness to the face, anti-wrinkle injections help to smooth out and reduce facial creases and lines that prompt an older, fatigued look. The result is a refreshed, energetic appearance and a thorough improvement of your facial structure. In your consultation, your concerns will be discussed in detail to determine whether or not your situation requires a combination of both treatments.

Which Option Is Right For You?

With a variety of treatments at hand, it is essential to know which procedure is best suited to your needs and aesthetic desires. Since no one option is best for everyone, expert surgeon Dr Ansari encourages you to book a consultation, where he will work with you to determine the most suitable and effective treatment for your circumstances.

At My Cosmetic Clinic, all non-surgical consultations are complimentary, while in-person consultations for surgical treatments and thread lifts with Dr Ansari are $75, due to their in-depth and detailed nature. If you are interested in undergoing a facelift to refine your ideal facial aesthetic, contact My Cosmetic Clinic on 1300 85 49 89 or make an appointment online.