The Best Alternative to the Surgical Facelift

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

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In the past, a surgical facelift was the best way to achieve dramatic anti-aging results. However, that refreshed look came at a cost, including incisions, anesthesia and often an extended recovery process. Today, you can get the same positive results without surgery, thanks to a minimally-invasive procedure known as the Nova Volume Lift. There are many potential benefits to this procedure over traditional surgical facelift techniques.

No General Anesthesia

Surgical facelifts are often performed using general anesthesia, which allows the patient to sleep through the procedure. However, general anesthesia also carries a small degree of risk, including heart attack, stroke and lung infection. While the risks are minimal for the general population, patients that smoke, consume large amounts of alcohol or have allergic reactions to medications may have a higher risk. Since the Nova Volume Lift does not require general anesthesia, it may be considered a safer option for those in the higher risk category.

No Incisions

Facelifts involve incisions, which are usually placed in the natural folds of the skin or inside the hairline to reduce visible scarring. However, even when scarring is minimal, there are always risks associated with any type of incision, including poor wound healing and infection. The Nova Volume Lift uses a needle to insert surgical threads into the underlying dermal structure, where they will shore up the structure and provide subtle lift to the lower face. No incisions are required.

No Recovery Time

Surgical facelifts also require the patient to take time off after the procedure to recover. Downtime is usually a week or two, both to allow the patient time to feel better physically and to look better cosmetically. For some patients, taking two or more weeks off of work and other activities can be difficult. Fortunately, the Nova Volume Lift does not involve any downtime, so you can achieve the more youthful appearance you are looking for without a major disruption to your life.

Results Continue to Improve

The Nova Volume Lift offers results you can see right away, but it also provides results that improve in the weeks following the procedure. The insertion of the surgical threads supports the underlying dermal layer immediately, while stimulating the body’s own collagen production for natural, long-lasting results. The surgical facelift does not provide the same benefits in terms of collagen production, although results of the procedure alone will endure for many years.


A Nova Volume Lift can be used to turn back the clock on the entire lower portion of the face or it can be focused on a single area to achieve a patient’s aesthetic goals. This procedure is particularly helpful in reviving aging, thinning lips, erasing vertical lines above the upper lip while adding a bit of plump and fullness to the pucker. The procedure can also focus on areas like the brows, cheeks and even the neckline to create a smoother, more youthful appearance in these areas.

When you are considering the Nova Volume Lift, it is important to find a physician that is experienced in the procedure to ensure the best possible results. Dr. Smith at Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics is one of the few providers of the Nova Volume Lift in the Minneapolis area, offering Minnesota patients the chance to restore their youthful appearance without surgery. To learn more, contact Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics today at 952-460-1970.

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