When you just begin to detect the signs of aging, a liquid facelift is a great alternative to surgery. This non-surgical approach allows Dr. Small to use a variety of injections to smooth lines and wrinkles wherever they may be. The treatment can even postpone the need for a facelift.
These injectables include Botox, Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, Radiesse, Boletero, and Fat Grafting. Botox is an injectable that targets the wrinkles caused by muscle activity. Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, Boletero, and Radiesse are fillers that target wrinkles caused by lost volume. They can also subtly lift sagging jowls and cheeks by supporting the structure of your skin.
Fat grafting or fat transfer is an exciting process that removes adipocytes (fat) from areas of the body where you have excess (such as the thighs or buttocks) and strategically places it into areas of the face where you need it. This is a two-part process, but there is never a worry about an allergic reaction or rejection because it is your own tissue.
Dr. Small has performed liquid facelifts for numerous happy patients who leave his office looking naturally younger.
The Liquid Facelift Procedure
During your consultation, Dr. Small will evaluate your skin carefully and listen to your concerns about your appearance. He will then devise a plan for your liquid facelift in order to expertly place the injections in the proper dosage.
A topical anesthetic cream will be used to numb the injection areas, and you will have to wait approximately 45 minutes for it to take effect. If you are to receive a number of injections, your liquid facelift may occur in stages of two or three treatments.
For fat grafting, liposuction is used to remove the excess fat from the donor area(s), and the fat is carefully treated and then injected into the facial areas that have lost volume.
Recovering from a Liquid Face Lift
Recovery from a liquid facelift will depend a great deal on the number of injections you receive and whether you are receiving fat grafts. Dr. Small will tell you all you need to know to heal as fast as possible, and he will watch your progress. Generally, recovery from injections is fast with only minor swelling, bruising, and soreness for a few days.
Candidates for Liquid Facelift
Ideal candidates for a liquid facelift are men and women who are experiencing mild to moderate wrinkles and a small amount of skin sagging. Patients undergoing the procedure should be in good general health and have realistic expectations. We’ll perform an assessment of your skin and ask you about your medical history to help determine if the procedure is a suitable option for you.
Contact Ocean Plastic Surgery P.A. and Laser Center today to find out more about how a liquid facelift can help you look younger without surgery. At our Toms River and Manahawkin locations, we serve patients from all over the New Jersey Shore and beyond, including Stafford Township, Barnegat, Lacey, Berkeley, Dover Township, Brick, Little Egg Harbor, Manchester, Jackson, Howell, Wall, Freehold, Manalapan, and Point Pleasant.