What Alternatives Are There to a Facelift?

What Alternatives Are There to a Facelift?

A facelift is considered the gold standard for reducing signs of aging and improving facial proportions, but not everyone wants to have a facelift. Consequently, plastic surgeons are often asked – what alternatives are there to a facelift. Fortunately, there are other procedures that can be used to rejuvenate the appearance, but it’s not always easy to decide which option would be most effective.

What alternatives are there to a facelift?
A facelift provides an upward lift to the midface, and corrects sagging jowls, but there are alternatives that can provide similar facial rejuvenation results. A cheek augmentation and/or chin augmentation are popular alternatives to a facelift.

Cheek augmentation restores lost volume to the cheeks, and this is typically done with the use of implants. However, dermal fillers are also an option for individuals wishing to re-volumize the cheeks, but the results are temporary, lasting only 9-18 months. Cheek augmentation will restore fullness in the cheeks, and give the face a more youthful appearance (click here to learn more).

Chin augmentation can correct a weak or recessed chin, and improve early signs of jowls. The procedure has traditionally been done with the use of a synthetic implant, but dermal fillers can also be injected into the chin to help refine the jawline.

Which option is right for you?
In order to determine the facial rejuvenation procedure that would be right for you, it’s best to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. The plastic surgeon will conduct a detailed examination of your face to determine the cause of the aged appearance, and then recommend the most effective corrective procedure.

Are you ready to refresh your appearance? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the greater Houston metro area, Correa Plastic Surgery, The Woodlands, TX is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.correaplasticsurgery.com, or by calling (281) 717-6616.

What is the best filler for male cheek augmentation?

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Many men are now looking for natural ways to improve their appearance, and correctproblems such as wrinkles and hollow cheeks. More of them are turning to facial fillers to treat concerns such as loss of facial fat, especially around the cheeks.  But what is the best filler for male cheek augmentation.

Why the cheeks lose volume
Aging and weight loss can cause the face to become sunken and drawn. However, replacing volume in the area will help to lift the cheeks, and make the face look more youthful.

Fillers for Male Cheek augmentation
There are several fillers that can be used to augment the cheek area. Juvederm Voluma is currently the only one that is FDA approved for this purpose. The effects of Juvederm Voluma can last up to 2 years, so patients can go a long time without needing additional product.

Many physicians consider Juvederm Voluma the best filler for male cheek augmentation because it has a good safety profile, and gives the midface a remarkable lift.

The ideal male face shape differs from that of a woman, and fillers are usually injected in the front portion of the cheeks, so that the jawline looks angular, and more masculine.

Choosing the right filler is one thing, but clients also need to ensure that they choose an experienced injector, who also has a good understating of the male facial anatomy and aesthetics.

Contact Dr. Sean Doherty in Boston, MA, to learn more about facial fillers for male cheek augmentation. Dr. Doherty will evaluate your face and determine how much augmentation is needed, so that you get the best results. He has offices in Concord, MA, and downtown Boston. Call (978)-369-4499 and (617)-450-0070 respectively, to schedule an appointment.