As part of the natural aging process, our skin loses its elasticity and starts to sag. The face can lose its contours and youthful volume. While non-surgical facelifts are becoming more popular in New York, they have their limitations when it comes to rejuvenating the face. At times, injectables can look unnatural, making a facelift the better treatment option.

Dr. Rizk is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon in New York and an internationally renowned expert in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dedicated to helping NYC patients maintain their youthful look, he offers the best treatment options to achieve their aesthetic goals. Dr. Rizk is a NY specialist in facelift procedures and other surgical and non-surgical facial plastic surgery treatments.

Following are 3 signs that injectable treatments are not enough so you know when it’s time to consider a facelift instead of fillers:

Sign Number One: Abundance of Sagging Skin

From the age of about 40, facial skin starts to sag. This may be visible around the neck, chin, jowls or eyes and makes a person look older. One of the most prominent signs of aging are sagging jowls and a droopy jawline. It is important to note that large amounts of excess skin cannot be improved with fillers or injectables.

In cases where you have large amounts of excess skin around the neck or eyes, most experts would recommend a facelift instead of fillers. Fillers can add rejuvenating volume to the face but has its limits. In cases where you have large sections that need to be removed or lifted, facelift surgery with an expert facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Rizk is the best option to refresh your appearance in the most natural-looking way.

Sign Number Two: Desire for Permanent Results

The non-surgical facelift can be a solution for volume loss or to straighten out fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid fillers are typically used to restore youthful facial volume. Botox injections may be used to improve lines and wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the muscles underneath the wrinkles.

A disadvantage of fillers and injectables is that their effect is temporary. While fine lines and wrinkles may temporarily improve, deep creases often prove hard to treat with fillers. The results of hyaluronic acid fillers tend to last 9-10 months and those of Botox 4-6 months. However, if you are looking for a more permanent solution, it may be time to consider a facelift instead of fillers. Modern technology, a personal treatment plan, and the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon can give you the natural-looking, rejuvenating results you desire for many years instead of just months.

Sign Number Three: Comprehensive Approach

The essence of a facelift is the tightening of the deeper layers of the facial tissue, recreating a youthful, firmer appearance. When you want multiple facial areas refreshed, it is worth inquiring about the benefits of a facelift over fillers. A double board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in facial plastic surgery has the best knowledge of facial anatomy and will focus on a natural-looking, harmonious, long-lasting results. NYC plastic surgeon Dr. Rizk will recommend the most suitable and comprehensive approach in your situation, depending on your specific needs and aesthetic goals.

Learn more about the benefits of a facelift over fillers

When you consider a facelift instead of fillers, the first step is to book a consultation with a doctor you trust. Dr. Sam Rizk is a double-board certified plastic surgeon in New York and regarded as one of the top facelift specialists. He is dedicated to creating natural-looking, rejuvenating results for his patients in the New York area. His refined, customized approach offers a range of advanced techniques, as well as different types of facelifts.

If you are interested in working with Dr. Rizk, contact his practice and book a consultation today!