As we age, we lose fat from our face, especially under the eyes, in the cheeks, nose, pre-jowl region, and even in the lip. As these areas deflate, it makes the face look hollowed, creating shadows where there were none in youth. In addition to the shadows, the volume loss can cause wrinkles to form, especially in the area where dimples usually occur. A Liquid Facelift uses injectable fillers or Bio-Stimulators such as Sculptra, to replace the volume lost during the aging process. They are minimally invasive and done in the office setting, with virtually no downtime, especially now with the ability to use small, blunt-tip cannulas that are less traumatizing than needles, thus reducing bruising and swelling.

Below are a few reasons why an increasing number of patients are choosing nonsurgical treatments over surgery:

Filler Treatments Designed for Today’s Lifestyle

Men and women today are busier than ever. Setting aside the couple of weeks that would be necessary for surgery and recovery time after a facelift may be challenging when looking at work schedules, kids’ activities and how much vacation time you have saved up. Yet, nonsurgical rejuvenation procedures can be completed over a lunch break. BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport, and dermal fillers take just a few minutes to administer, and the results appear within a few days.

Safe for Those Nervous About the Commitment

Nonsurgical rejuvenation procedures are often temporary, lasting several months before a maintenance treatment is needed. For men and women who may feel hesitant about committing to the permanence of surgery, injectables and fillers offer the perfect “try it on and see if you like it” approach to their look. In fact, it’s also common for patients to try out injectables and fillers as part of a regular anti-aging regimen for a few years, and then move forward with surgery once they feel more comfortable with how their results are likely to look.

Niche Customization

Part of the reason there are so many nonsurgical procedures performed these days is that products have been developed to address and focus on specific areas that really bother the patients. For example, my favorite injectable to use for plumping and defining lips is Volbella, a hyaluronic acid protein, which is a naturally occurring substance in your body. This procedure alone can take years off the face. Another is replacing lost volume or correcting bumps on the bridge of the nose, with a nonsurgical rhinoplasty. The benefits of a nose job without surgery are it is instant and beautiful with little to no downtime and little or no pain. These niche fillers allow a plastic surgeon to create wonderful results with a minimally invasive approach.