Facelift Vs. Silhouette Lift: What You Need to Know

faceliftAging can make you feel like a wise owl in many ways, but it can also make you look a lot older than you’d care to admit. As you age, your skin starts to lose collagen and elastin which can make your fine lines and wrinkles more pronounced. And although things such as Botox can help to temporarily get rid of those pesky fine lines and wrinkles on your forehead and around your eyes, it may be worth considering getting something that will give you longer lasting results like a lift. However, with two different types of lifts that can help restore your more youthful complexion, it can be hard to differentiate between the two. This article will discuss all that you need to know about facelifts and silhouette lifts. Read on to learn more.

Facelift
A facelift is an invasive surgical procedure that is used to lift the skin on the face to physically tighten it. By making incisions behind the ear and at the hairline, a facelift requires a surgeon like Jack Bertolino to peel the skin away from the face and lift it. Once the skin is lifted, tiny sutures will be used to hold your skin in place. The recovery from a facelift is a bit demanding and extensive. Directly following your surgery, your face will be completely bandaged so that the skin doesn’t move or the sutures don’t come open. Once you are cleared to be sent home, you will be required to rest in bed for about 1-2 weeks. However, although the recovery is a bit grueling, the results will make you feel like you’re in your thirties again.

Silhouette Lift
As a less invasive method to help surgically lift and tighten the skin and your face, the silhouette lift requires minimal downtime. Plus, as an FDA approved procedure, the Silhouette is safe and efficient. By using specially designed silhouette sutures, the silhouette lift is anchored in the facial tissues and fastened to the scalp. The best part of this procedure is that the sutures can be tightened after a few years to give you longer lasting results.

It can be a difficult decision to decide between a facelift and a silhouette lift. However, during your consultation appointment with Dr, Jack Bertolino, you will have your concerns addressed and your questions answered. If you would like to learn more or if you would like to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Jack Bertolino’s office today!

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