Is facelift without surgery a real thing?
I know about facelift tape - although I've serious doubts about how well that could possibly work - but do other non-surgical facelift procedures actually exist? I know there's a slew of questionable skin care products that claim to be "almost like getting a facelift" at the pharmacy and various beauty salons, but I'm not interested in miracle skin creams, I'm talking about a "real" facelift that doesn't require surgery. Outside of facelift tape, does anything like this exist? A true facelift without surgery? And if it really does, just how good are the results and where could I find some?
A facelift by definition is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess skin and frequently elevating muscles and fat pads. Anything that doesn't involve the above is not a facelift. Many people advertise these "non-surgical facelifts", and some may give benefit, and may even be good in carefully selected patients- read-people who really don't need a lift. Others may initially give an improvement but even that is very short lived. Usually, someone who does these procedures is NOT a plastic surgeon, so bad results may ensue. Be sure to only go to a board certified plastic surgeon.
If it sounds to good to be true it usually is not true. It is a marketing scheme to get people that do not want to have surgery, to buy their product. They promote things like no down time, less expensive , etc. but they will never replace a surgical facelift. Some products can help regain lost fullness, like fillers,but they will never replace a surgical correction