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Facial fillers and facelift surgery are two popular plastic surgery methods that can achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated face. As you evaluate your needs, the following information may help you to decide which of these options will be better for you.


  • Purpose: A facelift is a major surgery that can correct facial sagging, drooping jowls, deep wrinkles and creases around the mouth, and fat deposits under the chin or along the neck.

  • Best for: A facelift is best for patients with good skin elasticity, strong bone structure, loose or sagging skin, and moderate to severe signs of facial aging such as those described above.

  • Benefits: A facelift can significantly rejuvenate your face by eliminating many signs of aging. It can also be customized to meet your needs, whether you need a mid-facelift, a lower facelift with a neck lift, a full facelift, or a facelift with a brow lift. A facelift leaves long-lasting results that can keep you looking younger for years to come.


  • Purpose: Facial fillers such as JUVÉDERM® and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC are nonsurgical methods of correcting lines, wrinkles, volume loss, scars or depressions, and facial definition.

  • Best for: Facial fillers are best for patients who desire a slight lift, improved facial volume and contour, and minimization of moderate to severe wrinkles and lines.

  • Benefits: Treatment with facial fillers requires only a short in-office visit, has little to no recovery time, and leaves no scars. Facial fillers can be combined with other nonsurgical methods for facial rejuvenation to enhance the results. Results tend to look very natural and can be maintained with regular treatments.

Dr. O’Toole may recommend that you try facial fillers for facial rejuvenation before you pursue a facelift, as your desired results may be attainable through this less-invasive method. During your personal consultation, Dr. O’Toole will help you determine which method of facial rejuvenation will best achieve your aesthetic goals.

Schedule your complimentary initial consultation with Dr. Martin O’Toole at Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery. Contact us online or call (626) 689-7800 to book your appointment today. Dr. O’Toole welcomes all patients from Los Angeles and the surrounding areas here in southern California.