Facial rejuvenation is a popular cosmetic procedure that helps you achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Facelift surgery removes excess skin and tightens the underlying muscles to create a more youthful appearance and address deep wrinkles and sagging skin on the face and neck.

On the other hand, non-surgical facial rejuvenation options are minimally invasive and require little to no downtime. They are effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. However, they may not be as effective as facelift surgery in addressing more severe signs of aging.

Facelift Surgery: The Facial Rejuvenation Gold Standard

Facelift surgery, also known as rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that reduces the signs of aging on the face and neck. The process involves removing excess skin and tightening the underlying muscles and tissues to create a smoother, more youthful appearance.

No universal facelift procedure works for everyone, so Dr. Shuster is cautious about studying each patient’s facial anatomy to address their specific concerns. Dr. Shuster’s facelifts may include:

  • Elevating areas that have descended
  • Re-positioning soft tissue over the cheekbones
  • Smoothing out jowls to restore a well-defined jawline
  • Tightening visible neck bands for a smoother appearance

Facelift surgery can provide several benefits, including:

  • A more youthful appearance
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Long-lasting results
  • Improved facial symmetry
  • Improved skin elasticity

Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation

Non-surgical facial rejuvenation uses non-invasive or minimally invasive techniques to reduce the signs of aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. Dr. Shuster’s favorite non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques include:

  • BOTOX: An in-office treatment that reduces the appearance of dynamic facial lines. It is made of a purified neurotoxin called botulinum toxin type A, which is exceptionally safe and effective at temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles. BOTOX is administered via several small injections using a very fine needle into the areas of concern. Patients usually compare the treatment to the sensation of a mosquito bite, and each session only takes a few minutes.
  • Juvederm: One of the most in-demand and effective dermal fillers on the market. It is formulated with a hyaluronic acid-rich gel injected into the skin to add plumpness to the lips and revitalize age-depleted facial contours, boosting self-confidence and self-image. Once Juvéderm has been injected into the skin, it hydrates, replenishes, and renews facial contours.

These methods of non-surgical facial rejuvenation offer several benefits, including:

  • Unlike surgical procedures, non-surgical facial rejuvenation does not require any downtime, allowing you to resume daily activities immediately after the procedure
  • Most non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques are minimally invasive and do not cause any discomfort
  • Non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques can provide nearly instant, long-lasting results with minimal maintenance

Facelift Surgery vs. Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation: Which is Right For You?

Facelift surgery can provide more dramatic and long-lasting results than non-surgical facial rejuvenation. For example:

  • A facelift can tighten loose skin, remove excess fat, and lift sagging tissues
  • Non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments can smooth out wrinkles and add volume to the face, but they may not be able to address more severe signs of aging

Additionally, facelift surgery requires a longer recovery time than non-surgical facial rejuvenation. You’ll need to take several weeks off work and avoid strenuous activity during this time. Alternatively, non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments have little to no downtime, so you can usually resume your normal activities immediately.

Another considerable difference is candidacy. Facelift surgery is generally more suitable for people with more severe signs of aging, such as deep wrinkles, sagging skin, and jowls. Non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments are more suitable for people with mild to moderate signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles.

Discerning Patients Choose Dr. Shuster

Dr. Shuster combines his 20+ years of surgical experience with the expertise of top beauty industry experts to rejuvenate the face most inconspicuously. Whether through a facelift or non-surgical methods, he can help you achieve a rejuvenated facial appearance with subtly elegant results.

Our patients are appearance-conscious but not ostentatious. We welcome discerning patients who want the most natural-looking results possible. If you’re in the Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, or Miami areas and are interested in working with Dr. Shuster, we urge you to research his methods and track record for excellence. We would love to hear from you if you feel he is the right doctor.

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