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Surgical Facelifts vs Non-surgical Facelifts

Dr. Vi Sharma has worked in the field of cosmetic surgery

He has a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Monash University; and former member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice.

Is your face looking dull and boring? Do you feel like you have aged 50 years within a few months? With the natural ageing process, the muscles of your face start losing their elasticity; and you have to suffer the consequences. Parts of your face like your eyebrows, your upper eyelids, your cheeks and your chin start to appear wrinkled and saggy along your skin and neck. After your initial consultation with our doctors at Skin Club Cosmetic Doctors, they may ask you to think about getting a facelift treatment at this point. A facelift treatment will improve the elasticity of the skin of your face. Thus, successful facelift surgery will improve the appearance of your skin, giving you a much younger and fresher look. 

You have agreed to a facelift treatment. You have researched online and asked some of your friends but you still can not figure out if you should get a surgical or a non-surgical facelift treatment done. To decide, first you have to know carefully about both the types of treatments, their risks and benefits. 

A non-surgical facelift treatment here at Skin Club Cosmetic Surgery is performed using PDO threads. These threads are made of a protein polymer called Polydioxanone. PDO threads dissolve in your skin with time. The threads start dissolving in about 10 – 14 days. These threads relax your tendons and improve blood circulation, boosting collagen production in your skin. This gives you a more youthful look. These facial thread lifts are also done using FDA-approved methods.

Other non-surgical Facelift treatments in our clinic include using Botox injections and dermal filler injections to get a much more neutral and softer-looking contour. These are easier treatments and give instant results. 

Non-surgical facelift treatments have been in the run long enough to be called safe and almost completely risk-free. At Skin Club Cosmetic Doctors, you will notice the result of your facelift treatment almost immediately after the procedure. After about 10 – 14 days of the procedure, you will get results. Are you wondering how long the effects of your facelift treatment will last? We have the answer. The results of this treatment can even last up to 3 years. The duration depends largely on your lifestyle, your own body’s metabolism, and also the effectiveness of your treatment procedure. These are important in maintaining the tightening and glow of your skin. 

Non-surgical facelift treatments give a much more subtle look than surgical facelift treatments. It looks much more natural. The results are not permanent and if you do not like it, the process can be reverted. The downside is that, if you wish to maintain the results, you will need to continue getting treatments.

On the other hand, a typical surgical facelift treatment includes lifting the facial skin along with tightening the surrounding muscles and underlying tissues. Fat in the facial and neck area is taken out and repositioned properly. After the repositioning part, any additional skin is removed and the incision is sewed. 

Usually, the whole surgical facelift treatment takes between 2 hours – 4 hours. Surgical facelift treatment is the traditional and most effective form of facelift. If it were not for the risks of a surgical procedure, this surgical version would have remained popular as it is more permanent and gives a sharper contour than non-surgical facelift treatments. 

The outcome of this procedure not only helps in the restoration of a youthful and attractive appearance but also helps make individuals feel a lot more confident and positive about themselves.

Although all kinds of cosmetic procedures pose some risks, surgical plastic surgery poses much more risks than non-surgical ones. Surgical facelift treatment in melbourne can be much more painful than non-surgical treatment. Other than that, drainage from the incision sites, swelling, bruising and prolonged numbness are also common. Apart from this, surgical treatments also have a much higher downtime for recovery. The results are also permanent. Unlike non-surgical facelift treatments, these results can not be reversed. 

Now that you know about both the procedures, it will be easier for you to compare the pros and cons, and you will be able to make an informed decision. You should also consult your doctor to help you decide which facelift treatment will get you the best results. 

Contact our Skin Club Cosmetic Doctors clinic for further guidance regarding facelift treatments. We will consult you on the best possible course for your cosmetic problems.


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About Dr Vi

Dr Vi Sharma is a renowned and highly trained cosmetic surgeon in Melbourne, practising cosmetic surgery since 2012. He has a worldwide loyal patient base. He has a bachelor of medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery from Monash University. Dr Vi Sharma is a former member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice. Along with treating patients, he also provides training for doctors and nurses regarding aesthetic and cosmetic treatment modalities.

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