Dr. Jerome H. Liu and Dr. Tom S. Liu of Liu Plastic Surgery discuss the benefits and drawbacks of surgical and non-surgical facelift procedures, revealing a unique method for facial rejuvenation utilizing multiple minimally invasive techniques.
Posted on October 19, 2015 in
San Jose, CA—To better serve patients considering facial rejuvenation options, San Jose plastic surgeons Jerome H. Liu, MD and Tom S. Liu, MD provided a helpful resource on two of most popular procedures designed to reduce signs of facial aging: facelift surgery and what is commonly called “Liquid Facelift.” The latter, they explain, is a non-surgical modality that combines BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers. While each method has benefits and drawbacks, they suggest a third option, comprehensive non-surgical facial rejuvenation, available at Liu Plastic Surgery, that straddles the line between the previous two and offers more comprehensive results.
To determine whether facelift surgery or non-surgical facial rejuvenation may offer the best possible results, the San Jose plastic surgeons indicate that patients should research a board certified plastic surgeon to perform an examination and provide guidance.
Considerations such as depth of wrinkles, degree of skin laxity, and desired duration of results can help to determine which method may provide the optimal outcome, they explain. Facelift surgery will also require approximately one week or more of downtime, they note, and some patients may prefer treatments that can be completed in less time.
Dr. Jerome Liu and Dr. Tom Liu offer an alternative option for patients who desire more comprehensive facial rejuvenation than a “Liquid Facelift” can obtain but also wish to avoid surgical procedures. They say at their practice they combine Ultherapy® skin tightening and lifting, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and dermal fillers as needed to suit the needs and goals of each individual. By adding Ultherapy®, the San Jose plastic surgeons indicate that they can address mild skin laxity—something cosmetic injectables typically cannot. They also reveal that they administer all injections personally to enhance the safety and efficacy of the treatment.
Ultimately, the San Jose plastic surgeons emphasize that each procedure offers distinctive benefits and drawbacks and will suit the anatomic indicators and desired outcomes of different patients. They encourage individuals considering aesthetic facial rejuvenation to seek out an extensively trained plastic surgeon that offers a comprehensive selection of cosmetic options, both surgical and non-surgical, to determine which method may be best for their unique situation.
About Liu Plastic Surgery
Led by board certified plastic surgeons Jerome H. Liu, MD, MSHS and Tom S. Liu, MD, MBA, Liu Plastic Surgery is a state-of-the-art plastic surgery practice that serves patients in the San Jose, Mountain View, and Palo Alto, California area. The physicians and medical team offer a comprehensive range of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic enhancement procedures for the face, breasts, and body. Furthermore, they prioritize the patient experience, emphasizing safety, comfort, and results.
For more information about Liu Plastic Surgery, please visit liuplasticsurgery.com and facebook.com/LiuPlasticSurgery.
Liu Plastic Surgery
Los Gatos/San Jose Location:
15055 Los Gatos Blvd., Ste. 250
Los Gatos, CA 95032