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Comparing a Facelift to Over-the-Counter Anti-Aging Products

As plastic surgery continues to gain popularity and become increasingly affordable, many patients are debating whether to go under the knife or stick with non-surgical anti-aging products.

Over-the-Counter Anti-Aging Products

Obviously, anti-aging creams are safer and less invasive than surgery. Creams are natural with little, if any side effects. Thanks to scientific breakthroughs, anti-aging creams have come a long way in recent years, and some of the high-end creams can provide amazing results. However, these creams won’t dramatically alter your appearance like facelift surgery, and it can take a long time before you notice the results.

Facelift Surgery

A facelift is an involved surgery that carries inherent risks. Make sure that you are fully aware of all the potential side effects and issues before you commit to this procedure. Consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon will help you determine if you are a good candidate for facelift surgery.

Facelift surgery can effectively correct:

  • Mid-facial sagging
  • Deep creases under your lower eyelids
  • Fallen or displaced fat pockets
  • Very deep creases from your nose to the corners of your mouth
  • Fatty deposits or loose skin underneath your jaw and chin (which can create the appearance of a double chin)

Ultimately, the decision between creams and surgery is an important and highly personal choice that you should discuss with your Fairfax facelift surgeon. Topical treatments and non-surgical procedures can be effective, but will not provide the immediate results that many people desire.

If you would like more information about Fairfax facial rejuvenation procedures, please contact Dr. Desman at the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery to arrange your consultation.