While facelift surgery can tighten your lower face, reduce sagging jowls and restore a more defined jawline, it does this by surgically removing excess skin. For those who don’t want scars and a general anaesthetic or who don’t yet need such drastic measures, there are less invasive options. Volume in cheeks can be restored by injecting volumising fillers into the deflated fat pads. The results are instant and last up to two years. Thread-lifting can lift and tighten a sagging forehead, face and neck. This is a slightly invasive procedure, but there are no residual scars. Skin tightening procedures using ultrasound (Ulthera) and radiofrequency (Sublime and Thermage) generally have no or minimal downtime. The effects are instant and continue to improve over the following months.
Julie Bradford, The Bradford Clinic