Low Cost Alternatives to Facelifts and Breast Implants
Are there Low Cost Alternatives to Face Lift Surgery?
Facelifts typically cost about $8,000 - $10,000+ depending on the type of procedure, surgeon you go to, and facility. Facelift surgery involves removing facial fat with mini liposuction, and resculpting the face by removing and moving certain tissues in each facial compartment. Downtime can be anywhere from a few weeks to a month, and the patient is usually left with a number of scars from the incisions. Still, there are some alternatives to this expensive, and intensive, treatment:
Thermage skin tightening treatments: These treatments help to tighten, tone and sculpt the face so that the skin appears firmer and collagen production is dramatically increased. Thermage works by delivering heat energy deep into the skin tissues to make the tissues contract. This also triggers the production of collagen, so skin naturally looks smoother and more rejuvenated.
Average cost: $2,800 for a complete facial treatment
Dermal fillers: Dermal fillers such as Botox, Juvederm, Restylane and Artefill are becoming increasingly popular for people who want to undergo a ‘liquid facelift’. This treatment involves injecting several different fillers into various facial compartments to augment the cheeks, chin and other areas that are sagging. Results are temporary, but the effects can simulate a real facelift.
Average cost: $400 - $600 per injection
Radiesse: For individuals looking for a ‘quick fix’ for just one area of the face, injectable fillers such as Radiesse can provide exceptional results. Radiesse can be used for nose recontouring and upper eyelid reshaping, and provides very natural-looking results.
Average cost: $1,000 for facial compartment reshaping
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