Non Surgical Face Lifts – Fat Transfer vs Fillers

The Surgical Facelift continues to be the most reliable solution to the skin ageing problem, though many are still hesitant to embrace this remarkable cosmetological procedure. Is it the fear of being operated on or the price tag that comes with the operation that patients worry about? More often than not, individuals are reluctant to go through a surgical face lift to avoid looking completely different from their appearance before going under the knife. Apart from our growing concern to look past our prime, it is an unnaturally youthful look that we all do not wish to possess.

To satisfy the need of those who desire for a more subtle resolution to their ageing worries, non-invasive procedures have been developed. By no means are these approaches to skin care intended to replace the surgical facelift. Still, nothing can stand up to the notable difference a Rhytidectomy makes to ones appearance. But it is relieving to know that one can opt for a less painful way to reverse the effects of time. Let us talk about the Fat Transfer Facelift and the Filler Injection Facelift, two examples of non-surgical procedures that are growing in popularity among the beauty conscious public.

Fat Transfer Face Lift

A Fat Transfer or Fat Grafting Face Lift is effective in adding volume to areas that may have depleted over time – usually parts of the face surrounding the eyes, the cheeks, and the jawline. Rich fat extracted from the abdomen and thighs are treated and then injected to the affected area, providing the depression with added facial volume.

It is oftenly used as an adjunct to a surgical procedure, but can also be a stand alone process to help reposition lost mass and achieve a more supple and perky look. Think of your face as a balloon. In our younger years, the face is filled with adequate amounts of moisture and fat that keeps our appearance looking smoother and perkier, very much like a freshly inflated balloon. As we age, however, we naturally lose essential components that tend to leave us looking shrivelled up, similar to a balloon that has lost a significant amount of air. But instead of cutting a portion of the balloon to lessen the surface area and stitching it right back, it would be more effective to bring back its springiness by blowing new air through the opening.


Filler Face Lift 

Hyaluronic Acid or Hyaluronan is a naturally occurring carbohydrate that is in abundance in our connective tissues, as well as in the fluids of our eyes. It is also responsible for keeping our skin and hair hydrated, and is one of the contributing factors to a youthful look.

As we age, however, we lose more hyaluronic acid than we produce and our skin around the face, the neck and the extremities are usually the first areas that get affected by the change. Commercially known as Restyllane, hyaluronic acid is injected in the areas of the face and results to a youthful plumpness. The appearance of lines around the eyes, cheeks and, jawline will be visibly less prominent.

If you are uncertain of which procedure is best, a consultation with a board certified cosmetic surgeonwill help you determine which approach to take depending on your situation and beauty goals. A further explanation of the effects will also be discussed to help you understand the changes that are about to happen. May it be a non-surgical face lift or an operation that you will require, a reputable aesthetic professional is key to achieve the look that you desire.


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