Facial Surgery vs. Fillers: Which Is Best for You?

Facial Surgery vs FillersDermal fillers have become much more popular over the years because they have shown to have significant results. The problem is that it’s not best for everyone when considering people’s desired results. Although fillers have the potential to change the appearance of the face, they do have some limitations that are important for people to be aware of when trying to decide between facial surgery and fillers.

Overview of the Differences Between Facial Surgery and Dermal Fillers

The differences between facial surgery and dermal fillers can help people understand if it’s right for them.

Dermal Fillers

Fillers are best for people who show minor signs of aging. It is noninvasive and the results last for 4 to 6 months. Follow up treatments are required to keep the results they deliver.

Facial Surgery

This is best for people who have moderate to severe signs of aging. It’s invasive and recover can take up to 3 weeks. The results last about 10 years and no follow up treatments are needed.

Dermal Filler Details

Dermal fillers can address many facial aging issues. Most fillers, such as Juvéderm and Volbella, contain hyaluronic acid (HA). This provides instant volume to smooth wrinkles. It’s this volume that can change the appearance of the face.

The draw to fillers is that they require little downtime and the treatments are fast. Many people can get a treatment in during their lunch break.

The downside to fillers is that they don’t last very long – as little as four months. They also can’t correct some of the more advanced signs of aging.

People under the age of 50 years will usually try dermal fillers first because they don’t have the volume loss and sagging skin that those over this age experience. As people grow older, they start to see that fillers simply aren’t effective in giving them the youthful appearance they desire. This is when they start to consider facial surgery.

About Facial Surgery

Facial surgery is an efficient way to tackle advanced aging effects. It involves a manual excision and tightening of loose and sagging skin. Several incisions are also made along the hairline, past the front of the ears and under the chin. Excess fat can be removed and muscles can be tightened as needed. The skin is then pulled and stitched back when the cut was initially made.

People choose facial surgery because it can drastically improve the look of their face, making them look years younger. It’s also long lasting, so follow up treatments are not needed like with dermal fillers.

The drawbacks include the recovery time of about three weeks and the lump sum cost versus paying for treatments every 6 months, although the total cost of fillers vs. surgery end up being similar.

The Cost of Fillers and Facial Surgery

Many people choose dermal fillers over facial surgery because they believe they are less expensive. The truth is that the cost of fillers over time can be just as much or even exceed the cost of facial surgery. Most people do not want to spend a lot of money at once, but it can be the most cost-effective way to achieve desired results. Financing is available for those who would like to have facial surgery but do not have the money to pay for it.

Facial Surgery on Long Island in East Setauket

Contact Suffolk Plastic Surgeons, PC for more information on facial surgery. We would be happy to help you make the decision on what would help you achieve your desired results for a more beautiful and younger looking you.



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