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Facelift vs. Fillers: Which is Better?

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Facelift vs. Fillers: Which is Better?

With the rise in facelift alternatives for facial rejuvenation, many patients wonder which approach to facial rejuvenation is best. The truth is, either a facelift or fillers (or even both) could be recommended to you based on your needs. Below are some general guidelines that will help you prepare for your consultation with Dr. Mouchantat. He will help you decide which approach is best for you, as he tailors every facelift procedure for each individual to ensure the best results.

Facelift Surgery

A facelift is a surgical procedure that addresses sagging and deep creases in the mid and lower face. As a surgical procedure, a facelift addresses the underlying supportive tissues beneath the skin and can noticeably improve the appearance of the jawline and neck. Often, a facelift will include a neck lift or other procedures such as brow lift surgery to more fully transform the appearance.

A facelift is best for the correction of the following concerns:

  • Significant facial skin sagging
  • Jowls and sagging along the jawline
  • Poor facial skin tone
  • Deep creases around the mouth
  • Lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin in the upper neck
  • Sunken and hollow cheeks

A facelift is best for individuals who also identify with the following:

  • Prepared for a major surgery and recovery
  • Able to take time off for recovery
  • More severe signs of aging
  • In need of rejuvenation that injectables cannot provide
  • Accepting of inconspicuous scarring that may result in the hairline/ear area
  • Desire for long-lasting results without touch-up treatments
  • Usually between 40 and 65 years of age


Fillers are used for non-surgical enhancement and rejuvenation of the face. They are injected just beneath the surface of the skin and can provide volume enhancement, contour improvements, and wrinkle reduction. Fillers are often combined with BOTOX® Cosmetic injections or other facial rejuvenation treatments for the best results. Often, fillers have benefits similar to those of a facelift, but without the surgical recovery. There are various types of fillers, some with temporary results and others with semi-permanent results. Dr. Mouchantat will recommend specific fillers for you after his personal consultation with you.

Fillers are best for the correction of the following concerns:

  • Volume loss
  • Shallow contours
  • Pitted scars
  • Moderate to severe wrinkles or creases
  • Thinning lips

Fillers are best for individuals who also identify with the following:

  • Not eligible for or interested in surgery
  • Desire or need to avoid surgical recovery
  • More minor to moderate signs of facial aging
  • Limited signs of neck aging
  • Minimal skin laxity
  • Willing to undergo maintenance treatments to touch up the results
  • May be younger (typically 30s or older)
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Dr. Mouchantat has been performing plastic surgery procedures in the Denver area since 1996. Some of these procedures include abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, breast reduction, liposuction, face lifts and eyelid surgery. Dr. Mouchantat is experienced in fat grafting techniques as well. Some procedures can be done comfortably in the office under local anesthesia, while others are done in an accredited outpatient surgical facility or hospital setting.

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