It is common for patients to notice signs of aging on the face, like sagging skin, volume loss, and wrinkles, but not feel ready for a surgical facelift. While effective in reducing these visible signs of aging with long-lasting effects, surgical facelifts also require some downtime and represent a commitment that some patients may be hesitant to make. Often, a liquid facelift can be a solution for these patients. At Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery, a liquid facelift consists of injections of Botox and dermal fillers to target multiple signs of aging across the face. Thanks to board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rifai and a team of master injectors, Detroit area patients can enjoy facelift results without going under the knife.
A liquid facelift is a nonsurgical procedure in which a combination of injectables is used to address signs of aging on the face, including fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss. Typically, Botox and fillers such as Juvederm or Radiesse are used. Liquid facelifts are highly customizable procedures, and our master injectors will tailor your treatment to your unique needs and cosmetic goals.
Most patients with some degree of visible signs of aging who do not wish to undergo a surgical procedure are good candidates for a liquid facelift. These patients should be generally healthy overall before choosing the procedure. During a consultation, your injector or Dr. Rifai will review your health history to ensure that you are a safe candidate.
Patients with more advanced signs of aging may not be good candidates for a liquid facelift. This includes those with extensive sagging or drooping and very poor skin elasticity. Patients should maintain realistic expectations for the procedure, which can be explained during a consultation.
Thanks to a combination of injectables used, a liquid facelift is a suitable solution for common concerns including:
- Frown lines
- Vertical “11 lines” between the eyebrows
- Crow’s feet
- Marionette lines
- Parentheses lines around the mouth and nose
- Volume loss in areas such as the cheeks
- Lipstick lines around the mouth
Often, liquid facelifts can be performed immediately after your consultation. The procedure typically takes about 30 minutes to complete, depending on the number of injections required to meet your intended results. First, the skin will be thoroughly cleansed. Injection sites will be marked, and a numbing agent may be administered as needed. Dr. Rifai or our master injectors will then administer your dermal fillers and Botox according to your unique treatment plan. Very small needles are used to complete injections, so this process causes only minor discomfort and is generally well-tolerated.
A talented, board-certified cosmetic surgeon with more than forty years of experience, Dr. Rifai uses only the finest equipment in our clean, state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Rifai knows that taking time to listen and learn about your expectations is essential to giving you the results you want. He will answer your questions and explain the treatment options in detail. Dr. Rifai is devoted to improving the way you look, the way you perceive yourself, and the way others see you.Meet Dr. Rifai
The primary benefit of a liquid facelift is that the process does not require downtime, unlike a traditional facelift. However, you will likely notice some side effects including swelling, redness, and potential bruising. Patients should avoid applying pressure to injection sites, strenuous activity such as exercise, smoking, or drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours after receiving a liquid facelift.
Liquid facelift results are not permanent, and typically last about 6-18 months. This varies depending on the types of injectables you receive. Maintenance injections can be scheduled to keep up your results over time.
What Our Patients Say
“Fadi Mayta did my Botox & Juvaderm which I bought on Groupon. He did a fantastic job & I’m thinking of getting a procedure to eliminate the bags under my eyes.”
“Katelyn has done such an amazing job. She is so easy to talk to while being thorough and informative, always keeping me in the loop with what she is doing. I always felt comfortable and felt like she really cared about what was best for me. I cannot wait for my next appointment with her and would recommend her to anyone looking to be in the best of hands.”
“I absolutely adore Dr.Rifai. He’s kind and soft spoken. He takes his time with you to explain everything and answer any questions or concerns. He’s honest and patient. I know several people that have seen him, and his work is impeccable.”
To learn more about your liquid facelift options, schedule a consultation by calling Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery at (248) 723-9370 or contacting us online.