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Should I Get a Facelift or BOTOX®?

It’s that time of year to look your best, but how can you look your best with saggy skin? If you are displeased with your skin’s laxity, then you can request a facelift or BOTOX® injections. This blog will give you an idea of which procedure may be best for you.

How Is a Facelift Different From BOTOX® Injections?

A facelift is an invasive procedure that targets from beneath your eyes to your neck. BOTOX, on the other hand, is only a minimally-invasive procedure. In other words, the plastic surgeon does not need to cut you open. Instead, the plastic surgeon injects botulinum toxin under your skin to address frown lines.

What Are the Advantages of Facelift Surgery?

Long-lasting Results

A facelift can last as long as 10 years, making it more convenient and permanent than BOTOX. You will not need to schedule a new session every three to six months as you would with BOTOX injections.

Firmer Jowls

Pronounced droopiness and excess skin can target your jowls the most. Droopy jowls can make you look older than you are and make you look exhausted when you’re wide awake. When this happens, an injection will not suffice to lift and repair your skin. A facelift is better suited for tightening the excess skin by removing and lifting your skin, muscles, and tissue.

What Are the Advantages of BOTOX® Injections?

Postpones Wrinkle Formation

Wrinkles form after years of muscle contractions that are caused by smiling, laughing, and crying. Botulinum toxin blocks the chemical signals that are responsible for causing muscle contractions from communicating with the injection site. In doing so, BOTOX prevents wrinkles from forming.


Unlike a facelift, the plastic surgeon can inject BOTOX into various areas of the body. For example, you can get a BOTOX injection in your hands and feet. BOTOX is not only versatile in where it can be administered; it is versatile in applications as well. For years, medical professionals have used BOTOX to treat eye spasms, excessive sweating, and migraine headaches. A facelift, of course, does not share in any of these dual qualities.

Visit a Facial Plastic Surgeon Today

Dr. Thomas Romo, the head surgeon of Romo Plastic Surgery, is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon. He is also a well-respected and acclaimed plastic surgeon, boasting awards as prestigious as Super Doctors New York 2020 and Top Doctor 2021 NY Top Docs. To book a consultation, call his office at 212-288-1500.

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