Non Surgical Face Lift

half-faceThe non-invasive facelift is more popular than ever before and continues to improve with surgical time and technological innovation. Plastic surgeons offices are more than ever before offering injectables to soften lines, restore volume and create contouring that allow for a more youthful look without the severity of the traditional facelift.  Dermal fillers such as Juvederm®, Voluma®, Radiesse®, Restylane®, Perlane® or Sculptra® are artfully being used to add volume to the face. Restoring facial volume can give the face a more youthful appearance. Also, injections of purified proteins such as Botox® or Dysport® are used to weaken facial muscles that cause wrinkles.  A combination of medical homecare, monthly spa visits and tweeks like fat injection and slight lift procedures allow for little down time if any and a refreshed look that doesn’t fade.

Pricing of the most popular procedures for 2014

Shelf life: 10 to 15 years
Days hiding out at home: 5 to 7
Cost: $6,000 to $11,000
Post-op pain factor (on a scale of 1 to 10): 5

Shelf life: 15 to 20 years
Days hiding out at home: 5 to 7
Cost: $4,500 to $8,000 for upper and lower (half of that for just upper)
Post-op pain factor: 4

Shelf life: 10 to 20 years for abs and thighs; 10 to 15 years for neck; love handles never come back.
Days hiding out at home: 2
Cost: $2,700 to $5,000
Post-op pain factor: 2 to 10, depending on the technique and instrument used

Shelf life: Permanent, although a small percentage of men will regain breast tissue if they gain weight.
Days hiding out at home: 2 to 3
Cost: $1,500 to $5,000
Post-op pain factor: 6

Shelf life: Permanent
Days hiding out at home: 7
Cost: $6,500 to $11,000
Post-op pain factor: 4 to 5

Shelf life: Permanent
Days hiding out at home: 2
Cost: $4,000 to $6,000
Post-op pain factor: 7