Facelift vs. Liquid Facelift: Making the Right Decision for You

Facelift Specialist New York City, NY

No one wants to look old, which is why facial rejuvenation procedures — surgical and non-surgical — are in so much demand. In this blog, lauded Long Island plastic surgeon Dr. Lloyd Landsman details two of the most requested procedures for reversing signs of aging on the face: facelift and liquid facelift. Since both are viable options, you can use this information to make a decision that feels right for you and your skin.


Facelift is the most comprehensive surgical option for facial rejuvenation, addressing issues on the lower half of the face as well as the neck. With facelift, Dr. Landsman can help you to look years younger. While each facelift surgery is customized to the needs of the specific patient, you can request that Dr. Landsman tighten loose skin, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, eliminate fat along the jawline that contributes to jowliness, reposition fat that has sunk lower on the face and smooth out sagging skin and vertical bands on the neck. Dr. Landsman uses advanced techniques that avoid an unnatural or “pulled” look, while also ensuring that the results are long-lasting.

Liquid Facelift

Liquid facelift is a minimally invasive procedure that tackles similar problems to facelift surgery with injectables. Using a combination of strategic injections, Dr. Landsman can restore definition to the jawline, minimize wrinkles, add volume to the cheeks, smooth out undereye bags, make aesthetic modifications to the nose, and smooth out neck skin.

As expert injectors, Dr. Landsman and his team know exactly which type of injectable (Juvederm, Botox, Restylane, Belotero, Voluma, Dysport, Radiesse and Sculptra) is necessary and the precise injection point for achieving your desired look. 

Deciding Between These Options

The main distinction between traditional and liquid facelift is the quality and duration of the results. With surgery, the results are not only more dramatic, but also remain visible for about a decade. The results from injectables tend to be a bit subtler and only last for a matter of months (with the exact length depending on the type and amount of filler used). Maintaining the results of liquid facelift requires periodic injections.

Recovery is also a consideration. With liquid facelift, you can walk out of Dr. Landsman’s office and resume most normal activities immediately. If you have facelift, however, expect to take a week or two off work and to experience some discomfort while you heal. However, you may deem this a worthwhile trade-off — that is, not having to return to the office multiple times a year for further injections, as is the case with liquid facelift.  

During a consultation, Dr. Landsman will assess the condition of your face and listen to your goals for cosmetic transformation. With this information, he can make a professional recommendation as to what course of action is most appropriate. If you are already inclined to take a surgical or non-surgical route, he sets a realistic expectation about what that procedure can achieve for you.

Make an Appointment

If you are interested in rejuvenating your face, then arrange a consultation with Dr. Landsman, one of New York City’s best plastic surgeons. Call (631) 864-4111 to schedule an appointment.