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FaceTite vs. Facelift: Which Is Best For You?

FaceTite vs. Facelift: Which Is Best For You?

By Beverly Fischer on April 18, 2019

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FaceTite vs Facelift - Dr. Beverly Fischer

We all want to retain a youthful appearance as long as possible, but no matter how much you slather on age-fighting face creams and avoid harmful elements like the sun, you can’t fight heredity, gravity, and general aging forever. The good news is, you don’t have to resign yourself to the sagging and wrinkles that are part and parcel of growing older.

There are a variety of cosmetic procedures designed to stave off the signs of aging, or even reverse them so you can maintain the firm and glowing skin that you enjoyed in your youth. When it comes time to address aging and wrinkles and your intensive skin care regimen is no longer delivering the results you expect, it may be time to consider a facelift. What are your options here? Is it all or nothing? Here’s what you need to know before you make a decision.

FaceTite Mini Lift

Not every patient is keen on having a full facelift. You might be worried about going under general anesthesia, or you simply may not think you need a significant change to feel beautiful and confident. This is where the non-invasive mini lift you’ll get with FaceTite is worth exploring.

This safe and effective treatment, designed for use on the face and small areas of the body, uses patented radiofrequency assisted liposuction (RFAL™) technology to create a targeted, directional thermal field that heats fat for three-dimensional tissue remodeling. This means you can remove pockets of fat while simultaneously firming skin, creating natural results without the need for invasive surgical techniques.

A variety of safeguards ensure that only targeted areas will be subjected to heat treatment, with no damage to surrounding tissues. This helps to minimize discomfort and ensure a swift recovery following treatment. If you’re seeking natural, visible results to refresh your look with less downtime and expense than a surgical facelift, FaceTite is an ideal cosmetic solution.

Lower Facelift

Some patients experience tremendous sagging in the lower half of the face, even with minimal wrinkling or skin damage in the upper portion of the face. If this is the case, a mini lift may not deliver the level of rejuvenation and firming you would prefer.

Your best option is probably a lower face lift, which consists of surgical procedures focused on reducing fat, sagging, and excess skin in the neck, chin, and jaw areas. This procedure typically costs more than a non-invasive mini face lift, but delivers more pronounced and longer lasting results.

Full Facelift

This is the most expensive, but also the most comprehensive facelift procedure, involving not only the elements of a lower face lift, but also procedures such as a mid-facelift and brow lift to address relaxation and wrinkling through the mid and upper face, including the forehead and brow line. This surgical procedure always requires general anesthesia, as it is complex and may take up to several hours to complete. For patients dealing with pronounced allover aging issues like sagging and wrinkles, this is often the best option.

Whether you’re interested in minor touch-ups or you want the works to address signs of aging, the experts at The Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery can provide the advice and treatment options you seek. Contact our office today at 410-308-4700 or online to schedule a consultation and learn more.

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