What is the difference between a surgical and a non surgical facelift?
Plastic surgeons tend to be sceptical of non-surgical injection-led treatments when it comes to delivering long lasting facial rejuvenation results.
However, we do recommend non surgical alternatives for younger patients or patients with only minor signs of ageing.
There are limits, however. It is very difficult to fix drooping, sagging older skin. with a non-surgical facelift. You also cannot expect full resolution of deep wrinkle lines and drooping skin with fillers and injections, and of course, over time fillers fade and need to be replenished.
There are also various laser and high energy device rejuvenation treatments that we offer at the Cadogan Clinic, such as Laser Resurfacing, IPL, and Ultherapy. These treatments can be sufficient for some patients, but this depends entirely on the condition of the skin.
We typically recommend non-surgical treatments as a maintenance adjunct to surgical treatment, wherever possible. Surgical facelifts remain the better option to ensure dramatic, long lasting results. When it comes to drooping, sagging skin and deeply set wrinkles on the face, a surgical facelift is the best option.
In sum, whilst non surgical treatments can delay the effects of ageing to a certain superficial level, but the emptiness of the face and folds of loose skin will require surgery.
The Non-Surgical Facelift using the fat transfer method is an alternative technique to a traditional facelift to treat the signs of ageing on the face. Fat transfer achieves a smoother, rejuvenated facial appearance by transferring fat from another part of the body and injecting it into the facial contours, permanently restoring the shape and volume of the face.