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Injectables and Cosmetic Surgery: Better Together?

Posted by Carey Nease on Jun 22, 2015 12:30:00 PM

breast_roll_bQ: Is it true that adding Botox or fillers to my facial rejuvenation procedure will improve my results?

A: This is actually a question that we get asked more and more frequently, as people are learning about their options regarding cosmetic surgery. Yes, it is true that injectables like Botox and fillers can provide maximum impact when combined with facial rejuvenation procedures.

Neurotoxins like Botox and Dysport are ideal for relaxing fine lines, crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles and more, by temporarily blocking nerve function to relax muscles and create a smoother surface. Fillers such as Juvederm and Voluma add volume to hollowed places, smooth lip lines, improve the appearance of nasolabial folds and generally restore a more youthful appearance overall. When combined with facial surgery or laser resurfacing, fillers and Botox can provide truly impressive results.

Additionally, combining Botox with surgery has benefits beyond aesthetic appeal. We frequently recommend that patients, especially those ages 50 and up, get Botox before facial surgery so that the facial muscles are relaxed. This creates less stress and tension on the incisions, resulting in scars that heal more effectively and aesthetically.

Many of our patients have combined Botox and fillers with surgeries such as eye lifts, brow lifts, total face lifts and liposuction of the neck, for beautiful, youthful results.

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Topics: MedSpa, Face