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Choosing the Right Facial Rejuvenation Procedure

Surgical or Non-Surgical

Alexander Cosmetic Surgery offers many types of plastic surgery procedures San Diego patients can benefit from. When choosing a plastic surgeon, San Diego residents should take the time to become familiar with all of the surgical or non-surgical procedures available at Dr. Alexander’s office. Working closely with the Alexander Cosmetic Surgery staff, patients will be able to decide which procedure(s) will work best for them. The practice offers many treatments and alternatives, and can help patients decide which options best address their concerns and accommodate their current lifestyle.

Surgical Procedures

For a surgical facelift, San Diego patients can expect one significant benefit: much longer-lasting results compared to nonsurgical treatments. A surgical facelift is also the only realistic option for restoring more advanced signs of aging, as nonsurgical procedures have much more subtle results. Procedure time and recovery time are longer with surgical vs. non-surgical procedures, and a surgical facelift often requires anesthesia. Dr. Alexander is trained in the revolutionary QuickLift™ procedure, which can achieve results quite similar to more invasive procedures, but with less risk of complications and a faster recovery.

Other Surgical Options

Men and women considering facial rejuvenation also can select other surgical procedures, such as an eyelid lift surgery or a brow lift, to take years off of their appearance. Since everyone’s face is unique, results can be very satisfying from relatively small or targeted adjustments. The doctors and staff at Alexander Cosmetic Surgery take the time to evaluate your facial anatomy and recommend only those procedures that will help you achieve your cosmetic goals.

Surgical Results

Results from a surgical facelift at Alexander Cosmetic Surgery can be dramatic, without looking unnatural. In many cases, a facelift performed by a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. John T. Alexander will help a patient look 10 years or more younger, resetting the clock and preparing you for many beautiful and active years to come.

Non-Surgical Procedures

There are many non-surgical alternatives to facial plastic surgery San Diego residents can opt for. Skin resurfacing, by chemical, laser, or dermabrasion, can help reduce and eliminate wrinkles and scars while restoring evenness to pigmentation, and even repairing loss of skin tone. Dermal fillers such as Restylane® and Artefill® can drastically reduce deeper wrinkles. Botox® and Dysport® are muscle relaxers that help diminish frown lines in the forehead and around the eyes. Even precancerous growths can be removed non-surgically with modern technology such as laser resurfacing. Although these procedures do not offer the same level of results as a traditional facelift, they are great for a quick touch-up and can complement the results of a surgical procedure.

Non-Surgical Results

Patients can expect much shorter downtime when opting for non-surgical procedures, which are performed on an outpatient basis. Although some peels require significant down time, there are non-invasive laser treatments and fillers that have essentially no down time.

Choosing the Best Option for You

When considering facial rejuvenation, think about whether a surgical or non-surgical procedure is right for you, and also seek out a doctor who is well-versed in a variety of facial enhancement techniques. At Alexander Cosmetic Surgery, the primary goal is to make each patient feel comfortable in their choices. There is never any pressure to make a decision, and the practice does everything it can to build trust and long-term relationships with its patients.

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