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Fillers vs. Facelift, Which is Right for Me?

These days, for individuals seeking to improve the look of their face, there are many options from which to choose. Depending on your specific needs, and due to the overwhelming amount of information online, you may be left wondering what choice you should make. So if you are determining whether a filler or a facelift is right for you, then you have come to the right place.

What Will Fillers Address?

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Dermal fillers and injectables are non-surgical options for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and adding overall volume to the face. Proven safe and effective by the FDA, fillers work to remove shadows and botox relaxes muscles in the face, thus reducing and preventing the creases that are caused by daily facial expressions.

At Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer a wide variety of dermal fillers and injectables to suit your needs. Depending on the product used and your individual anatomy, you can expect the results of your injection to last anywhere from six to 24 months.

What Will A Facelift Address?

A facelift is a frequently performed surgical procedure used to enhance and bring a sense of natural youthfulness to your face. Specifically targeting the lower cheeks and neck, a facelift removes excess skin, tightens muscle tissue, re-sculpts facial contours, and redrapes the skin.

At Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery, this procedure is typically completed in two to three four hours. We do not require your head to be shaved prior to the procedure and place all incisions above the hairline at the temples, as well as in the ear creases and behind the ears. Afterward, patients generally report very little pain and discomfort, although you may experience minor swelling and bruising. Typically, the full results of your surgery will be noticeable one to three months later. Although results can vary depending on the individual, many will enjoy their improved look for the rest of their lives.

Which One Do I Choose?

If you are unsure of which procedure is best for you, speaking with Dr. Phillip Garcia can help. A double-board certified surgeon, Dr. Garcia has performed over 10,000 cosmetic and reconstructive facial procedures as North Florida’s Face Expert since 2001. His affiliates include AAFPRS, AAOHNS, FSFPS, ABFPRS and ABOTO and he is the proud co-author of Just Faces, A Guide to Facial Plastic Surgery. So when you are ready to take the next step and give your face a new and improved appearance that looks natural, do not hesitate to contact us to schedule an appoint at one of our five office locations. We serve residents in and around the areas of Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach.


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