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What’s the Difference Between a Surgical and Non-Surgical Facelift?


The pursuit of timelessness is an age-old quest, deeply embedded in human nature. We often go to great lengths to maintain our youthful vigor and radiance, making aesthetic enhancements a modern-day elixir. Amid this quest, one procedure stands out among the others.  What is it? The facelift! But there are two different types: surgical and non-surgical facelifts.

The Art and Science Behind Surgical Facelifts

Surgical facelifts, or rhytidectomy, have long been the cornerstone of facial rejuvenation. Traditionally considered a comprehensive approach, surgical facelifts are known for their ability to address the multiple facets of aging. The procedure, carried out under general anesthesia, involves removing excess skin, tightening the underlying tissues, and redraping the skin on the face and neck. Our experts at Amavi Aesthetic Surgery blend medical science with an artistic touch to bring out your natural beauty.

On the other hand, surgical facelifts demand a certain level of commitment. The procedure requires considerable pre-operative preparation and a substantial recovery period. Patients might experience discomfort, swelling, and bruising after the surgery, which generally subsides within a few weeks. Yet, a surgical facelift’s transformative results and long-lasting effects often make it a worthwhile venture.

An Insight into Non-Surgical Facelift Procedures

Non-surgical facelifts, unlike their surgical counterparts, are less invasive and offer a set of unique benefits. These procedures employ dermal fillers and neuromodulator injections to rejuvenate the face. With the patient’s comfort and convenience at its core, non-surgical facelifts are meticulously planned and executed to render subtle enhancements and a swift recovery

While non-surgical facelifts provide noticeable results, they are typically more suited for treating early signs of aging or minor cosmetic concerns. The effects, though remarkable, are not as long-lasting as surgical facelifts. Periodic maintenance sessions may be required to retain the desired look. Nonetheless, the minimal downtime and flexibility make the non-surgical facelift popular among many.

Weighing the Pros and Cons

When deciding between a surgical and a non-surgical facelift, understanding your needs and expectations is key. Surgical facelifts offer drastic, long-lasting results, suitable for those seeking significant improvements. However, it involves a longer recovery time and may pose risks associated with surgical procedures.

In contrast, non-surgical facelifts may be more appealing to those seeking minimal downtime and less invasive procedures. They offer immediate results, but the effects may only last for a short time and require regular maintenance.

Our team at Amavi Aesthetic Surgery is committed to guiding you through your decision-making process and helping you choose a path that best aligns with your goals.

Tailored Approach to Facial Rejuvenation

What sets our approach apart at Amavi Aesthetic Surgery is our dedication to personalized care. We understand that each person’s aesthetic journey is unique and their treatment plan should be as well. Whether you opt for a surgical or non-surgical facelift, we will ensure that our procedures are tailored to your specific needs and preferences.

The journey to a revitalized you is not merely about the procedures but the holistic experience we provide. We take immense pride in our state-of-the-art facilities and warm, empathetic approach. We strive to make your journey as comfortable and rewarding as possible, while consistently delivering exceptional results.

Schedule A Consultation At Amavi Aesthetic Surgery

Ultimately, whether you choose a surgical or non-surgical facelift, the goal remains the same: to rediscover your radiance and confidence. With either procedure, you’re not just enhancing your physical appearance but embracing a more vibrant, self-assured you.

At Amavi Aesthetic Surgery, we consider it our privilege to walk with you on this transformative journey. Allow us to be your partners in this pursuit of timelessness, helping you embrace your radiant self.

To schedule a consultation today, call our Greenwood Village, CO office at 720-807-3540 or use our online contact form.

Owner and Aesthetics-Trained Plastic Surgeon at Amavi Aesthetic Surgery | + posts

Dr. Aline Rau and the team at Amavi Aesthetics are dedicated to providing comprehensive care that extends beyond the operating room. She strives to create a comfortable treatment environment while providing the best in aesthetic medicine.