Do You Need Fillers or Facelift?

Dermal fillers and facelift are two ways San Diego plastic surgeon Dennis Bucko can turn back the clock on facial aging and help you enjoy a younger-looking expression. Though they are both anti-aging treatment options, each is designed to satisfy different needs and expectations and comes with its own unique set of limitations.

Dermal Fillers At a Glance

Dermal fillers are a non-surgical solution to minor signs of aging, such as facial wrinkles and creases and loss of facial fat. When injected under the skin, fillers plump and smooth the skin; some of them also attract moisture to the area.

Fillers can be administered during a quick office visit and require no downtime. Depending on the specific filler, results can last up to a year or more. Repeat treatments are required to maintain the effects long-term. When used correctly, fillers can help you delay the need for facial rejuvenation surgery.

Are You a Candidate for Fillers?

Fillers may be appropriate for you if you have mild to moderate facial wrinkles, creases and facial fat loss.

Facelift At a Glance

Facelift is a general term for a comprehensive surgical solution to most signs of aging in the middle and lower face, neck and forehead. Through incisions around the hairline, the facial skin and neck can be lifted and tightened, the facial muscles are tightened and fat is redistributed. Fillers can also be incorporated into facelift surgery to add healthy volume to the face. The recovery usually takes about two to three weeks.

Are You a Candidate for Facelift?

Facelift may be appropriate for you if you have prominent signs of aging, such as deep facial folds and creases, noticeable skin laxity, jowls and neck bands. You should understand and accept the risks of surgery and be able to commit to several weeks of downtime during recovery.

The best way to determine whether you are better suited to fillers or facelift is to request a one-on-one consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Bucko. Please call (858) 453-8484 or email Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Care Center today.