Have you heard the hype about the liquid facelift, also known as the lunchtime facelift? The buzz about this popular facial rejuvenation treatment is partially due to the fact that it is a
non-surgical procedure and requires minimal downtime – that equals two pluses in the plastic surgery industry! Many celebrities are turning to this form of a
“facelift” because it is a quick way to restore facial volume and reduce signs of aging, such as wrinkles and deep creases. Jill Zarin, former housewife from
The Real Housewives
of New York, shares her love for the liquid facelift in a video featured on US Magazine. Watch Jill get a liquid facelift!
How is a Liquid Lift Performed?
A liquid facelift incorporates Botox and dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Perlane, and Sculptra. It may also involve a fat transfer. Depending on the goal of the particular case, the application of these products and the specific techniques used varies by patient.
- Dermal fillers add volume to areas of the face, such as the under-eye area, the lips, and the cheeks. The Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery team injects the dermal fillers at specific
points to improve the overall appearance of the face.
- Botox smoothes lines and creases caused by years of facial muscle movement by paralyzing strategic muscles around the eyes, eyebrows and forehead.
- Fat transfer involves harvesting the patient’s fat from a donor area of the body where it is more plentiful (e.g., the abdomen, hips, or thighs) and
injecting it into the face to add volume. The Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery team uses the fat to smooth deep-set wrinkles, enhance thin lips, or augment the cheeks or chin tissues.
Fat transfer is an excellent option because it is entirely natural, and the results last a long time. Also, there is no risk of allergic reactions.