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Facelift Or Botox: Which Is Right For You?

Facelift Or Botox: Which Is Right For You?

The face you present to the world tells your story, but early signs of aging and unwanted wrinkles can leave you reluctant to connect with the others. It is easier than ever to find a reputable plastic surgeon in Colorado to find the best-fit procedure to help change your appearance and boost your confidence. Whether you’re considering a facelift or want to explore non-invasive options, there are benefits to both options. A consultation with the Mangat Plastic Surgery team will help you decide if a facelift or Botox is best for you, but here are the differences between the two.

What Is A Facelift?

A facelift is a surgical procedure that tightens the skin, possibly removing excess skin, and lifts facials muscles and tissue.

If sun exposure and the aging process have caused a loss of skin elasticity, loss of volume in the face, and shrinking of the facial bony skeleton, a facelift will repair sagging of the cheeks, jawline, and neck tissues. Rhytidectomy, or Facelift, tightens the deeper muscle layer as well as loose skin, on the face and neck.

Facelift Benefits

  • A facelift offers major visible results compared to injectable solutions.
  • Results from a facelift last much longer that other treatments because it’s a surgical procedure. Results from a facelift typically last a decade or longer.
  • A facelift can address more serious skin issues compares to injectable procedures.

Facelift Drawbacks

  • Facelift patients must undergo anesthesia, adding another risk factor to the procedure.
  • Due to the invasive natures of a facelift, recovery from the procedure is longer than with non-invasive treatments. Recovery time for a facelift is typically two weeks.
  • The immediate aftermath of the procedure can leave bruising and visible stiches, whereas an injection has no pronounced treatment signs.

What Is Botox?

Botox smooths lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and forehead. The injectable treatment relaxes facial muscles and reduces the formation of new age lines.

Botox Benefits     

  • A Botox treatment only takes about 15 minutes and is a minimally invasive injection that requires no anesthesia.
  • You can resume normal activities – work, gym or social events – immediately as there is no down time.
  • Botox may be more cost effective for your desired results depending on the number of treatments.
  • The effects can last three months or more.

Botox Drawbacks

  • Botox results can last for months, but the changes are ultimately temporary and must be reestablished with ongoing treatments.
  • Side effects include minor bruising and swelling in some patients (typically covered by makeup).
  • Botox cannot address significant signs of aging like sagging skin.

Every patient’s goals are different, so deciding which treatment option is best for you should be discussed with your plastic surgeon. The Mangat Plastic Surgery professionals can help you choose which cosmetic procedure will give you the best results.