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Is there any way to have a facelift naturally without surgery?

30 doctors weighed in
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

No. Fillers and lasers may help, but only a surgical facelift will produce the lasting results of a facelift.

In brief: No

No. Fillers and lasers may help, but only a surgical facelift will produce the lasting results of a facelift.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Marc Polecritti
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Expectations

The more invasive the procedure, the more results you can expect.
If you desire modest improvement, laser resurfacing, lipo, fillers and " mini facelifts" can help. But none of these will equal the results provided by a well done face lift.

In brief: Expectations

The more invasive the procedure, the more results you can expect.
If you desire modest improvement, laser resurfacing, lipo, fillers and " mini facelifts" can help. But none of these will equal the results provided by a well done face lift.
Dr. Marc Polecritti
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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No.

There are many creams and lotions out there.
There are modalities like botox, fillers, and laser. They all have their place. A facelift is a surgical repositioning of tissue. It is three dimensional and can be very powerful. Best to see an experienced surgeon to see what is best for you.

In brief: No.

There are many creams and lotions out there.
There are modalities like botox, fillers, and laser. They all have their place. A facelift is a surgical repositioning of tissue. It is three dimensional and can be very powerful. Best to see an experienced surgeon to see what is best for you.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

One option is fat injections which restore volume, but won't correct excess skin.

In brief: No

One option is fat injections which restore volume, but won't correct excess skin.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ultherapy lifting

Ultherapy can provide a lift, although not the same extent as a face lift, by introducing focused deep ultrasound energy into the deep dermis.
This tightens, lifts and produces more collagen. It is not a "natural" treatment but it is non-invasive.

In brief: Ultherapy lifting

Ultherapy can provide a lift, although not the same extent as a face lift, by introducing focused deep ultrasound energy into the deep dermis.
This tightens, lifts and produces more collagen. It is not a "natural" treatment but it is non-invasive.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ultherapy

There is a new skin tightening device by "ulthera" which uses ultrasound technology to deliver energy into the deeper skin & soft tissues of the face resulting in some lifting of the neck, cheek, and forehead skin.
The device is fda cleared & safe to use. I would recommend seeking advice from a facial plastic surgeon. Ultherapy is not a substitute for a real facelfit when needed. Hope this helps!

In brief: Ultherapy

There is a new skin tightening device by "ulthera" which uses ultrasound technology to deliver energy into the deeper skin & soft tissues of the face resulting in some lifting of the neck, cheek, and forehead skin.
The device is fda cleared & safe to use. I would recommend seeking advice from a facial plastic surgeon. Ultherapy is not a substitute for a real facelfit when needed. Hope this helps!
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Facelift

There is no way to have a facelift naturally without surgery.
Aging is a natural process.

In brief: Facelift

There is no way to have a facelift naturally without surgery.
Aging is a natural process.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Larry Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Facelift surgery

Facelifts require surgery.
Do not be fooled by "liquid" or other non surgical procedures. Lasers, peels, and fillers can improve a facelift but not replace it.

In brief: Facelift surgery

Facelifts require surgery.
Do not be fooled by "liquid" or other non surgical procedures. Lasers, peels, and fillers can improve a facelift but not replace it.
Dr. Larry Nichter
Dr. Larry Nichter
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Dr. Jason Hall
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not really

Most non-invasive or minimally invasive "facelift" techniques focus on tightening the skin and ignore the underlying problem of volume loss in the face.
While they may offer some temporary fix, none of them (facelifts included) are "natural".

In brief: Not really

Most non-invasive or minimally invasive "facelift" techniques focus on tightening the skin and ignore the underlying problem of volume loss in the face.
While they may offer some temporary fix, none of them (facelifts included) are "natural".
Dr. Jason Hall
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Get a consultation

There are many different techniques both surgical and non-surgical for rejuvenation of the face.
What will work best for your depends mightily on your face what type of improvements your desire. Seek a consultation with a qualified facial plastic surgeon and you should be able to get some definite recommendations for the best way to get the results you desire.

In brief: Get a consultation

There are many different techniques both surgical and non-surgical for rejuvenation of the face.
What will work best for your depends mightily on your face what type of improvements your desire. Seek a consultation with a qualified facial plastic surgeon and you should be able to get some definite recommendations for the best way to get the results you desire.
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Robert W. Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

Depends on your face/neck and aging change extent.
Often use of fillers, fat grafting or minimally invasive tightening (like radiofrequency use), and surface lasers will produce a more full, more youthful appearance without significant invasive procedures.

In brief: Maybe

Depends on your face/neck and aging change extent.
Often use of fillers, fat grafting or minimally invasive tightening (like radiofrequency use), and surface lasers will produce a more full, more youthful appearance without significant invasive procedures.
Dr. Robert W. Alexander
Dr. Robert W. Alexander
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Dr. Joseph Campanelli
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Actually, yes.

You are 28 years old and there are numerous alternatives.
Non-invasive skin tightening, laser resurfacing, volumizing agents (filler/fat) are all options. Be aware, however, that results are less impressive than surgical facelifts and often multiple modalities are necessary to address all aging concerns.

In brief: Actually, yes.

You are 28 years old and there are numerous alternatives.
Non-invasive skin tightening, laser resurfacing, volumizing agents (filler/fat) are all options. Be aware, however, that results are less impressive than surgical facelifts and often multiple modalities are necessary to address all aging concerns.
Dr. Joseph Campanelli
Dr. Joseph Campanelli
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Dr. Tanveer Janjua
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Fat injection faceli

Fat injections can help but there have been cases of blindness reported after fat injections.

In brief: Fat injection faceli

Fat injections can help but there have been cases of blindness reported after fat injections.
Dr. Tanveer Janjua
Dr. Tanveer Janjua
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: No

No.

In brief: No

No.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery

In brief: Combined

Slim lipo and fat grafting is an excellent alternative in some cases.

In brief: Combined

Slim lipo and fat grafting is an excellent alternative in some cases.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Richard Baxter
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: No but other options

Though we use the term "facelift" to include a lot of different things, a surgical facelift reshapes the face is a 3-dimensional way that skin tightening and filler injections alone cannot.
However, if there is little skin laxity then treatments like ulthera or thermage could be helpful, and fat transfers or fillers such as radiesse, juvederm, and Restylane (dermal fillers) definitely have a place.

In brief: No but other options

Though we use the term "facelift" to include a lot of different things, a surgical facelift reshapes the face is a 3-dimensional way that skin tightening and filler injections alone cannot.
However, if there is little skin laxity then treatments like ulthera or thermage could be helpful, and fat transfers or fillers such as radiesse, juvederm, and Restylane (dermal fillers) definitely have a place.
Dr. Richard Baxter
Dr. Richard Baxter
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Dr. Darab Hormozi
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Fat injections

Using various fillers such as radiesse, (dermal fillers) juvederm or own patient stem cell fat, one can creat a filling of the face and produce in some degree a lift.
The limitation is the amount of sagging but some improvement can be made. Stem cell fat lift is the most durable.

In brief: Fat injections

Using various fillers such as radiesse, (dermal fillers) juvederm or own patient stem cell fat, one can creat a filling of the face and produce in some degree a lift.
The limitation is the amount of sagging but some improvement can be made. Stem cell fat lift is the most durable.
Dr. Darab Hormozi
Dr. Darab Hormozi
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Dr. Alan Chen
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: No

While diet, heredity affects ones skin tone.
Non-surgical facelifts are gimmicks that do not work.

In brief: No

While diet, heredity affects ones skin tone.
Non-surgical facelifts are gimmicks that do not work.
Dr. Alan Chen
Dr. Alan Chen
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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Fat injections

Fat injections to the face can restore the dermis to it's fullness, and give the face a more youthful appearance.
However, fat injections are considered to be a 'surgery', but the procedure can be performed under local anesthesia.

In brief: Fat injections

Fat injections to the face can restore the dermis to it's fullness, and give the face a more youthful appearance.
However, fat injections are considered to be a 'surgery', but the procedure can be performed under local anesthesia.
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
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