Facial Contouring: Dermal Fillers, Liposuction, & Facelift

Facial Contouring: Dermal Fillers, Liposuction, & Facelift

Remedies that minimize wrinkles and other signs of aging can range from minimally invasive treatments such as fillers to plastic surgery. At our Harrisburg, PA, practice, I can help patients choose procedures that best-suit their specific concerns and preferences based on a physical examination and the description of their aesthetic goals.

Even though I believe in pursuing the least invasive solutions possible for our patients, not everyone can achieve the youthful appearance they want using nonsurgical procedures. In this blog post, I’ll explain various facial rejuvenation options and describe who are the best candidates for each of them.

Dermal Fillers

The increased popularity of cosmetic injectables such as fillers and BOTOX® is one of the most significant developments in the aesthetics field to occur in the past 10 to 15 years. Fillers are now more specialized and longer lasting than ever before and can create remarkable results in most areas of the face, including the nose. I can perform a nonsurgical facelift by strategically combining different fillers to produce comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

Not everyone is a good candidate for this approach. This is a treatment plan that works best for patients who want a more youthful appearance without undergoing surgery. Women and men whose skin still retains most of its elasticity can really benefit from nonsurgical treatments such as fillers, which restore volume around the mouth and eyes and in the cheeks.

Facial Liposuction

Many of our patients aren’t aware that liposuction can be used for facial contouring. It’s especially effective to reduce fat that causes the appearance of a double chin. Even though a double chin can be an inherited trait or associated with weight gain, aging can also cause fat to accumulate in the neck. Combining liposuction with a neck lift of facelift can create a slimmer, more youthful appearance. Patients who want to avoid surgery can opt instead for KYBELLA® to reduce fat below the chin. KYBELLA is an injectable treatment that kills fat cells. It’s best for men and women whose neck skin isn’t too saggy.


Facial plastic surgery provides results that nonsurgical treatments can’t achieve. The tradeoff is downtime to recover after the procedure, but most patients are actually pleasantly surprised that the recovery is more comfortable than anticipated. A facelift — which addresses the lower two-thirds of the face — is ideal for patients who want a single procedure that will produce results that can last for years. Younger women and men may be good candidates for a “quick recovery” facelift that involves shorter incisions and less skin removal. The procedure focuses on tighten facial muscles for patients with less sagging.

If you’re considering facial rejuvenation such a facelift in Harrisburg, PA, you can contact us using the online form to request a personal consultation to discuss your concerns. Or call us at (717) 728-1700 to schedule an appointment.

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