Facelift or Botox: Which Is Right for You?

How often do you stare at your face in the mirror, agonizing over the new line or wrinkle you recently spotted? While facial lines and wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process, finding them on your face can be a rude awakening. Perhaps you don’t feel old enough to have developed crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles. Or maybe you’re just not ready to let the natural aging process have its way with you. Thankfully, we live in a time of medical advancement and there are multiple options to get rid of those fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin, like BOTOX® and facelifts. But which procedure is the right one for you? Keep reading to find out!


BOTOX is performed via injection. Its main goal is to relax the facial muscles and smooth out lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and mouth. It’s a minimally invasive option that doesn’t involve any downtime, and the effects can last for three months or longer. However, the downside to BOTOX is that it’s not permanent and you will need further treatments down the road. Plus, it won’t correct sagging skin or other types of facial aging.


A more involved cosmetic procedure, a facelift will require downtime from work and regular activities. The procedure takes place under anesthesia and its main goal is to remove excess fat and skin, reposition and lift tissues, smooth out deep wrinkles and lines, and tighten the skin. The results of a facelift are more pronounced than with BOTOX and last much longer, too.

So, which procedure is right for you? It all depends on your aesthetic goals. Tampa Surgical Arts offers both procedures for our clients and our renowned cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Manik S. Bedi can help you select the option that is best for your needs. To schedule a consultation, contact us today!