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What Can I Do When Fillers and Lasers No Longer Work?

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


In your 30s and 40s, you may be like many men and women who begin to use minimally invasive aesthetic treatments and services to address the early signs of facial aging. At some point, however, these methods may no longer be able to keep up with the aging process, at which point it may be time to consider cosmetic surgery. Sought-after Las Vegas, NV board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi, founder of VIP Plastic Surgery, performs a complete range of facial rejuvenation surgeries to help patients continue looking and feeling their best when minor treatments are no longer adequate. You’ll find more information on your options for facial enhancement surgery below.

Am I ready for a facelift?

Fillers, laser treatments, and other nonsurgical methods can give younger patients many years of fantastic results and keep visible signs of aging at bay, but there comes a time when the aging process simply outruns these treatments – and it may happen earlier than you expect. In fact, more patients are turning to facelift surgery in their 30s and 40s, in part due to early filler use that has stretched out facial features and led to premature sagging and drooping. Generally speaking, there is no right or wrong age for facelift surgery, and Dr. Khorsandi can help you understand which type of facelift or facial rejuvenation procedure may be most appropriate and effective for you.

Which type of facelift do I need?

Each facial enhancement plan is fully customized based on the patient’s specific concerns, anatomy, desired outcome, and other individual factors. For younger patients who are noticing sagging cheeks due to long-term filler use, a mini facelift may be appropriate, while patients with pronounced signs of natural facial aging may require a full facelift. Some of the most popular facial rejuvenation surgeries among Las Vegas area patients include:

  • Traditional (full) facelift
  • Mid-facelift
  • Mini facelift
  • Neck lift
  • Brow lift
  • Eyelid lift (blepharoplasty)
  • Chin augmentation
  • Lip augmentation
  • Buccal fat removal

Can I still use fillers after a facelift?

Absolutely. Once the muscles, skin, and other tissues have been repositioned during facelift surgery for a firmer, more youthful look, patients can resume using fillers to further enhance certain features, such as the lips or the area beneath the eyes – though many patients find that they do not need as much filler product, nor do they need fillers as often, after facelift surgery. Injectable wrinkle relaxers, skin treatments, and other therapies can also be routinely used to maintain a fresh and youthful appearance after your facelift is complete.

Following your facial surgery, Dr. Khorsandi will work with you to develop a custom-tailored aesthetic treatment plan that can add to your surgical results and keep you looking your best for years to come.

Feeling like it’s time for a facelift in Las Vegas, NV? Call us

Whether you’re 35 or 65, you deserve to look and feel confident and beautiful. When minor, aesthetic treatments run their course, and you feel that it’s time to move on to something more extensive, call VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV, and schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi to learn more about your options for restoring a more youthful look with facial rejuvenation surgery.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.