A facelift is a proven and effective way to remove wrinkles, clear away excess skin, and otherwise restore a youthful appearance. However, this does not mean that the procedure is right for everyone. Perhaps you are hesitant about having surgery, or you think it may be too soon to consider a facelift and wish to address issues on a smaller scale. Fortunately, you can find a number of alternatives to Toronto facelifts that can meet your aesthetic goals. Take a look at this selection of procedures and see if one feels right for you.
As the name implies, a mini facelift is a scaled-down version of a normal facelift procedure that is designed to target the cheeks and jaw area. A mini facelift can produce a more defined jawline, reduce wrinkles, restore facial contours, and create a more youthful, rested, and revitalized appearance. As an added bonus, the minimalist nature of the procedure means less recovery time and discomfort afterwards.
The eyes are the window to the soul and the view shouldn’t be distracted by fatty bags, drooping eyelids, sagging skin, or ‘hooded’ eyelids that make you look perpetually tired. Blepharoplasty can target excess fat and skin around the eyes to give yourself a more energized and younger look.
When getting your mini facelift, Toronto’s plastic surgeons are able to perform a blepharoplasty at the same time so you can double-up if you find yourself in need of both.
A liquid facelift is a non-surgical option that is better for more minor creases, folds, and wrinkles compared to a mini facelift. Advanced dermal fillers are used to gently lift your features and promote a natural, curved look to your facial contours while improving overall volume.
It is worth keeping in mind that fillers are not permanent solutions and, depending on the type of filler used, results will last anywhere from six months to two years. The exact filler you will receive when getting a liquid facelift in Toronto will depend on individual needs, preference, and what the practice actually has available.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is sometimes known as the “vampire facelift” because it involves using blood to address wrinkles and creases. A small amount of blood is drawn and the platelets–the parts the body uses to repair itself–are isolated in a centrifuge. The platelets, along with some extra nutrients, are injected into the area to be treated.
The sudden surge of platelets essentially tricks the body into thinking you’ve suffered a large injury, so it jump-starts the repair process and will begin to restore collagen and shape to the site. If you’re looking for a more natural-based and non-surgical alternative to a facelift, Toronto has a number of different clinics and cosmetic practitioners who offer PRP.
This procedure has been around for years but isn’t something people often think of when they consider cosmetic surgery. Buccal fat extraction can be an ideal way to reduce puffy cheeks and can be of additional value to anyone frustrated by persistently “chubby” cheeks despite being at a healthy weight.
Having the excess fat in your cheeks removed is a fast procedure that can be done in around 45 minutes by a skilled surgeon, and helps reduce fullness in the lower cheek area. If you’re curious, the amount of fat removed generally depends on the individual patient.
Dr. Philip Solomon has an advanced and varied skill set that includes primary expertise in rhinoplasty, facelift, facial implants, and many facelift alternatives along with the most up-to-date facial injectables and fillers. If you are looking for a Toronto facelift or alternative, give Solomon Facial Plastic a call at 1-866-293-0616.
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