Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Facelift Options in Northern Virginia

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Posted on April 4, 2019 under Facelift

Face is the most prominent aesthetic area of the body that will reveal the signs of aging earlier than any other part. Therefore, many people seek facelift cosmetic surgery as well as non-surgical procedures to rejuvenate the facial appearance. A number of techniques are available under both options, and the patients can choose the right combination to match with their unique aesthetic requirements.

Board certified plastic surgeons Dr. A. Dean Jabs and Dr. Franklin D. Richards, working from their offices in McLean VA and Bethesda MD, provide state of the art surgical and non-surgical facelift procedures. Their practice Cosmetic Surgery Associates receives patients from Northern Virginia, Fairfax County, Alexandria, VA, Chevy Chase, Rockville, MD, and surrounding communities.

Surgical Facelift Options

Most patients will have a choice between full facelift cosmetic surgery and partial facelift procedures that deal with only a limited area of the face. Some patients may only need a mini facelift, which is more of a maintenance procedure to delay the onset of facial aging signs. Other key procedures include forehead lift or brow lift, eyelid lift, and chin augmentation.


This is a comprehensive procedure involving a longer incision placed discreetly along the hairline and going behind the ears. The plastic surgeon will lift the skin to remove excess fat tissue, excise loose skin, and tighten the underlying facial muscles. Excess fat may sometimes be redistributed in depleted areas. The skin is then re-draped smoothly and tightly over the face, and incisions are closed with sutures.

Brow Lift

Loose skin in the eyebrow area can cause the brows become too low, causing the eyes to appear older and tired. In some cases, it may also obstruct the vision of the person. This condition can be corrected with brow lift surgery, and at the same time, the lines between brows can be reduced to give a younger look.

Eyelid Lift

Sagging upper or lower eyelids or under eye bags can be corrected with eyelid lift procedure. Excess skin and fat can be removed from the eyelids through minimal incisions to achieve the desired results. Cosmetic Surgery Associates provide this procedure to patients in Northern Virginia, Fairfax County, Alexandria, VA, Chevy Chase, Rockville, MD, and nearby areas.

Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation

Some of the key procedures at Cosmetic Surgery Associates that can provide facial rejuvenation without surgery include the following:

• Dermal Fillers
• Laser Skin Resurfacing
• Latisse
• Ulthera
• Skin Care – Chemical Peels

Millions of women and men in the US receive the benefits of FDA approved injectable treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers. These procedures can provide near-instant reduction in facial wrinkles and lines and add volume to the face.

Laser Skin Resurfacing and Ulthera are advanced non-surgical treatments to stimulate collagen in the deeper layers of the face and improve skin elasticity. Chemical peels are a highly popular way to remove topmost layers of dead skin and reveal a fresh, renewed facial skin.

Modern society is highly results-oriented, and places a premium on speed, efficiency, and youth, which has impacted trends and developments in the field of medical aesthetics. Patients are attracted to non-surgical cosmetic procedures that keep them looking refreshed and youthful, require little or no post-procedure down time, and can be performed in less than 30 minutes. Non-surgical cosmetic procedures enable our patients to correct troubling aesthetic problems without disrupting their busy lives.

If you would like to learn more about plastic surgery procedures performed by Plastic Surgeons Franklin D. Richards, M.D. , A. Dean Jabs, M.D.  and Dr. Keshav Magge please visit or Serving patients in and around Northern Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, McLean, Bethesda, Fairfax County, Rockville, Alexandria, Chevy Chase an, Potomac, Montgomery County, and Londoun County.

Our Plastic Surgery Associates team includes Dr. Franklin Richards, Dr. A. Dean Jabs, and Dr. Keshav Magge. Each of our plastic surgeons is board-certified, and together they have over 60 years of combined experience. Drs. Richards, Jabs, and Magge are all highly qualified in procedures for the face, breast, and body, and pride themselves in providing excellent results through our state-of-the-art, Quad A certified operating centers