Recovery: Liquid Facelift VS Traditional Facelift

For many men and women, the first signs of aging begin to appear on the face. Some people may develop fine lines and wrinkles earlier than others due to genetics, lifestyle choices, and other factors. Fortunately, cosmetic surgery offers a wide variety of innovative and effective anti-aging treatment options to help patients turn back the hands of time and restore their youthful appearance. If you are seeking more intense rejuvenation, a traditional facelift is an excellent option. If you are just starting to notice signs of aging, a liquid facelift might be best for you.


Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Dorfman and the entire team of experts at Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics are proud to offer the latest and most innovative surgical and non-surgical options in Huntington Beach. While both procedures have the ability to produce dramatic, long-lasting results, the surgical facelift and liquid facelift each offer patients a unique set of benefits. Read on to learn more about the differences between these two procedures and what to expect from their individual recovery times.

Liquid Facelift VS. Surgical Facelift

When it comes to determining which facelift option is the most appropriate for you, there are several important factors to consider:



Medically known as a rhytidectomy, a facelift is a procedure used to reposition muscle tissue and remove loose skin in order to address common signs of aging in the face. It’s the ideal procedure for patients who would like to remove up to a decade from their appearance. Dr. Dorfman typically performs Huntington Beach facelifts as an outpatient procedure, with either general sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Dorfman’s technique depends entirely on your facial structure and the extent of your desired corrections.

Liquid Facelift

A liquid facelift, on the other hand, involves a personalized combination of injectables, including dermal fillers and Botox. During a liquid facelift at Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics, one of our highly experienced expert injectors will administer a local anesthetic to minimize any discomfort and then strategically inject a controlled amount of dermal filler and Botox into the areas you want to treat. A liquid facelift can be performed in a matter of minutes, with the patient being able to return home or to work immediately.

Facelift vs. Liquid Facelift: What Can They Treat?

While a liquid facelift can improve the appearance of hollow cheeks, dark under-eye circles, and fine lines, the surgical facelift can undoubtedly address a more extensive list of concerns, including more advanced signs of aging. A traditional facelift will also be able to offer you longer-lasting results than a liquid facelift.

Let’s Talk Recovery Times

One of the most appealing aspects of a liquid facelift is the fact that there is almost no downtime required, especially when compared to the recovery associated with a surgical facelift. Following your liquid facelift, you’ll be able to resume your normal daily activities, including returning to work, with few restrictions and no downtime.


Patients who undergo traditional facelift surgery typically experience discomfort, swelling, and bruising, which may require them to take up to 2 weeks off from work and other vigorous activities.

Schedule A Consultation To Learn Which One Is Right For You

The choice between a surgical facelift and a liquid facelift is ultimately a personal one. Patients should consider the severity of their concerns, their lifestyle, work obligations, financial situation, and their desired results. Schedule a consultation at Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics by calling (714) 804-5460 to learn more.