What is a Liquid Facelift? The New Modern Facelift Procedure

Thinner men and women often experience hollowing of the temples as they age (sometimes colloquially referred to as "peanut head"). This is due to fat loss of the upper third of the face at the temporal fat pads. Although it's not obvious to think about the temples as an aesthetically important area, a major characteristic of a youthful face is a soft, round curvature between the hairline and lateral orbital wall. Seeing that feature causes the brain to reflexly interpret a face as younger.  

 Patient of Dr. Devgan receiving temporal hollow fillers

Patient of Dr. Devgan receiving temporal hollow fillers

Filling the temporal hollows can improve contour and curvature of the face to give a look of youthfulness and plumpness. Dr. Devgan uses various fillers for this, such as Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma, Belotero, Radiesse, Sculptra, and others. Different fillers are used depending on the patient's unique anatomic characteristics.   

The filling of the temporal hollows is a procedure that is a part of what is called a "liquid facelift." A liquid facelift is a combination of any of the following procedures such as temporal hollow fillers, cheekbone fillers, non-surgical rhinoplasty, nasolabial fold fillers, marionette line fillers and lip fillers.  

 Before (left) and after (right) liquid facelift

Before (left) and after (right) liquid facelift

 Before (left) and after (right) liquid facelift

Before (left) and after (right) liquid facelift

Before performing a liquid facelift, Dr. Devgan performs detailed facial analysis and an in-person examination of each patient's face prior to offering any formal recommendations about which treatment approaches might be best for him her. 

A liquid facelift can last months to years, and while it lacks the longevity of surgical procedures, it offers the benefits of short procedural time, no incisions, no anesthesia, and no downtime. It can be a good temporizing maneuver for those patients who are considering surgery at a future date, or for those who want to get a sense of the best case scenario without surgery.

 Before (left) and after (right) liquid facelift

Before (left) and after (right) liquid facelift

The power of a modern liquid facelift can change facial aesthetics within a short period of time and although it does not last forever, it gives patients a good sense of what type of results they are looking for from surgery, or it could be a yearly maintenance if patients are more comfortable with this option.

Please contact 212-452-2400 or email office@LaraDevganMD.com of you would like more information.