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See patients with similar concerns, then compare their choices & results.

About This Comparison

As you can see from our patients, it’s possible to look younger and better refreshed with or without having facelift surgery. But you’ll also notice that for each patient, “looking younger” meant addressing different signs of facial aging.

Injectables can be a cost-effective way to treat early signs of aging

Our patient on the left wanted to soften and smooth the lines around her eyes, nose and mouth. Injectables are well-suited to achieve these goals; in fact, a facelift would have done little for this patient, as she has good skin tone and her concerns were wrinkles and mild volume loss, not sagging skin.

Injectables yield nearly immediate results with little to no downtime, so if you have wedding to attend next weekend, an injectable treatment today can help you look great for the event. Since the results are temporary, lasting 3 to 12 months depending on the product & patient, they can be a great way to “test-drive” facial rejuvenation.

Keep in mind, though, that you’ll need to repeat treatment if you want the results to last, so figure this into your budget when comparing options. For your safety and optimal results, choose your provider wisely. Dr. Ditesheim performs all of his own injections at our practice – as a board-certified plastic surgeon, he has a thorough knowledge of facial anatomy and an eye for aesthetic detail needed to create beautiful, natural results.

For long-lasting rejuvenation of sagging facial tissue, surgery may yield more satisfying results

In contrast, our patient to the right was showing more advanced signs of aging, such as hollowed cheeks, and jowling along the jawline. While injectables could help restore some volume to her cheeks, this temporary treatment would not have addressed the sagging tissues on her cheeks and neck.

A facelift with fat grafting to the cheeks and lips achieved the more permanent, comprehensive results she was looking for.


Jeffrey Ditesheim

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Many Plastic Surgeons will tell you what you should have “done” and will push for multiple procedures.

If you’ve ever had a consultation with a plastic surgeon, you may have heard pronouncements like “you need a facelift” or “you’ll also need a breast lift” or “only a tummy tuck will help you.” The fact is, no matter what your concern, there are always multiple options. That’s why we take a different approach.

We’ll help you understand all your choices, both surgical & non-surgicals

First, we listen carefully to what aspects of your appearance actually concern you. Then we explain the full range of options, plus pros and cons of each. Many of our patients choose a lower-cost, quicker-recovery option. You can rest assured knowing that Dr. Ditesheim is a board-certified plastic surgeon, so every service he offers is known to be safe & effective.

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