The study and analysis of facial aging is ongoing in the world of Plastic Surgery. One of the realizations that we have made is that as the face ages, it loses volume. This is where the “liquid face lift” comes into the picture.
In the last few years there has been an increasing number of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers hitting the market, the most commonly known ones being Juvederm and Restylane. These fillers are long lasting (over 1 year) and effectively re-establish facial volume.
The new fillers can be used to camoflauge the signs of facial aging. Typical placement spots include: the groove between the lower lid and upper cheek, just under the cheek bone, the groove between the cheek and the upper lip, around the mouth, and along the jaw line. When all of this is done in combination, it can offer significant facial rejuvenation, thus a liquid face lift.
In Louisville, KY facelift surgery is a popular option for many. For a lot of others though, the thought of surgery is just not appealing. But remember, a facelift is a facelift and will always produce more dramatic results than fillers. So you need to be very clear with your doctor about your goals. But for those not interested in surgery, using fillers is now a very nice option we didn’t really have just 5 years ago.
Lee Corbett, MD