For many years, facelift surgery has been a common way to correct the signs of aging. While new and sophisticated technologies have been developed in the past couple of decades, we still receive a large number of inquiries about surgical facial rejuvenation. A leading plastic surgeon serving patients in Louisville and environs, Dr. Salzman performs several facelift techniques. Each case is developed around unique needs and, often, patients consider the various ways they can enhance the outcome of their procedure. It doesn’t always take additional surgical procedures to make the most of a facelift. Here, we discuss a few conservative treatments that can take a facelift and make it even better.
You may be wondering why you would want dermal fillers after getting a facelift. The procedure itself repositions tissue across the cheek area. Isn’t that enough? It might be enough for the cheeks, yes. A facelift also lifts the tissue that has begun to sag at the jawline. The repositioning also smooths the creases the form around the nose and mouth, though it may not eliminate them completely. That’s where dermal fillers come in. Some people get dermal fillers after their facelift to restore soft plumpness to lips that have deflated with age. Some have the tiny lines around the mouth corrected with fillers. Some get fillers to fill in areas that have become hollow, such as the temples or under the eyes. The best part is that treatment is quick and requires no downtime.
As advantageous as a facelift can be for the sides of the jaw, this procedure may not eliminate submental fullness to the degree that a patient desires. Submental fullness is known as a double chin. This common problem can be corrected with liposuction but, if you’d prefer not to add a second surgical procedure to your facelift, CoolSculpting is a great option. You may need 2 or more sessions to eradicate the fat cells that are causing the double chin. However, like liposuction, CoolSculpting gets rid of the unwanted fat for good.