What is a Liquid Face Lift?
A liquid face lift is a non-surgical procedure our board certified plastic surgeons perform everyday at the Palm Harbor Plastic Surgery Centre. It involves the injection of a neuro-toxin such as Botox or Dysport into the forehead muscles and crow's feet areas and the placement of a filler such as Juvederm Ultra XC or Restylane into the cheek lines and lips (if needed). Also now available are agents called volumizers. Examples of volumizers include Voluma and Sculptra. The volumizer is used directly in the upper cheek region to provide a fuller more prominent cheek. The addition of these products can actually lift the cheek tissue and provide a more youthful appearance.
Fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are a fast, safe, nonsurgical way to reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. The procedure is performed in our office. Specifically, you can smooth facial lines, wrinkles and scars, and also enhance the lip border in just one treatment session, and see immediate, visible results!
Also consider the use of your own fat! We can harvest a small amount of your tummy fat and re-inject it into your lips or other facial lines for a beautiful contour and enhancement. Remember, the fat is a graft and some of the fat may not last. At least some of the fat graft should take and has the potential to be permanent.
The advantages of fat injections are:
- It's your own tissue, therefore rejection or loss of the tissue is rare.
- The procedure can be done under a local or mild sedation.
- The results are evident immediately and should last for many years to come.
- The recovery is rapid. Some swelling and a light bruise may occur.
- Return to work the next day.
Keep in mind that the procedure may need to be repeated to achieve the best most long lasting results.
How do I get started?
Schedule a consultation in our facility. You will meet with one of our board certified plastic surgeons. We will assist you with the decision of which procedure or product to use. When you choose the Palm Harbor Plastic Surgery Centre for your treatment- you will receive your treatment provided exclusively by our surgeons (Dr Ross and Dr Buck). If you go elsewhere you may have a non-physician extender perform the treatment. Why have your treatment done by our board certified plastic surgeons? Experience!
Facial Fillers (Juvederm & Restylane):
Excellent product for the treatment of the nasal folds and marionette lines and fine lines around the mouth. The lip can be enhanced with these products. No skin testing is needed. We will apply a lidocaine topical cream to begin the numbing process. Can be done the same day as your consultation. Some swelling and minor bruising can occur. Hold your aspirin and vitamin E for a few days before this treatment.