Facial Plastic Surgery vs. Injectables: Which Is Better for Me? By Nimit D on December 12, 2015

A woman holding her faceA leading plastic surgeon, Dr. Peter Brownrigg has helped countless patients in and around Ottawa look younger and rejuvenated thanks to advanced approaches to cosmetics. This includes the latest in anti-aging facial plastic surgery procedures and non-surgical skin care treatments.

Many patients wonder if surgery or a non-surgical option is right for them. Let's look into that right now.

About Facial Plastic Surgery

Facial plastic surgery is one of the tried and true options for addressing lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and other signs of advanced age. There are procedures that address different parts of the face, allowing patients to look much younger once the procedure is completed.

Examples of Facial Plastic Surgery Options

Some common kinds of facial plastic surgery procedures include the following:

  • Traditional Facelift – A traditional facelift is ideal at addressing wrinkles and lines around the middle portion of the face, such as the area around the corners of the eyes and the upper cheekbone area.

  • Brow Lift/Forehead Lift – The brow lift is ideal for major lines and wrinkles that appear on the forehead, ones that make people look worried or tired.

  • Lower Face Lift – The lower face lift is a surgery that's ideal for addressing issues with the jowls and the sagging portions of the jawline and chin.

  • Neck Lift – If you have loose skin and flab around the neck, the ideal way to get rid of this unwanted tissue is the neck lift.

  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) – For issues with drooping upper eyelids and bags under the eyes, the best option tends to be cosmetic eyelid surgery.

About Cosmetic Injections

Cosmetic injections refer to a whole host of wrinkle reduction treatments that use solutions injected into parts of the face. These solutions are able to reduce wrinkles, tighten skin, and prevent wrinkles from being very visible.

Examples of Cosmetic Injectables

Cosmetic injections have a number of different properties to consider. Broadly, though, they can generally be divided into dermal fillers and BOTOX® injections.

  • Dermal Fillers – Dermal fillers are types of injections that add volume to the injection site, reducing wrinkles, lines, and hollows.

  • BOTOX® Injections – BOTOX® injections cause muscle contractions in the injection site to stop, preventing wrinkles from being prominent in those areas.

The Advantages of Facial Plastic Surgery Over Cosmetic Injections

Facial plastic surgery yields excellent results overall, with scars well hidden in most instances. Pulling the skin tighter surgically means that patients are able to have a more youthful appearance. The results are fixed and lasting, unlike the temporary results achieved through the use of cosmetic injections.

The Advantages of Cosmetic Injections Over Facial Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic injections are able to achieve results comparable to facial plastic surgery at a fraction of the cost. There is no scarring, downtime, or time off of work required when getting cosmetic injections. Repeat injection therapies can be performed in order to prolong the results of cosmetic injection treatment.

Weighing Your Options During a Consultation

During a consultation at our practice, we will be able to go over all of the pros and cons associated with these anti-aging treatments. We'll answer all of your questions and help you make the best decision when it comes to your needs and goals.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Peter Brownrigg

If you would like more information on your options for wrinkle reduction and anti-aging treatment, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Dr. Peter Brownrigg and his team look forward to your visit and helping you achieve all of your aesthetic goals.

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Dr. Brownrigg

Dr. Peter Brownrigg

Dr. Brownrigg has focused on facial plastic surgery since 1984. He is affiliated with a range of prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Has acted as the Canadian Region Vice President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Has acted as the treasurer and president of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Ontario Medical Association

For more information about the services we offer, contact our office online or call (613) 724-1214 today.

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