Not everyone is ready for or needs a surgical procedure, which is why Cosmetic Surgery Specialists in Langhorne, Bucks County, PA offers "lunchtime" injections of BOTOX® or Dysport®, and fillers such as Restylane® and Juvéderm® that can be combined to create a nonsurgical liquid facelift. Using a mix of wrinkle relaxers and fillers that are tailored to each patient's needs, Dr. Alan Brackup can dramatically improve your appearance while still allowing you to return to work and activities right away. The immediate gratification of injectable facial sculpting is often the "pick-me-up" needed to remove years from your appearance. The advanced techniques of a liquid facelift utilize injectable sculpting products to fill in volume where it has been lost due to the aging process and reduce facial wrinkles. While not permanent, lasting results are achieved that can take years off your appearance and boost your confidence.
A limited number of "core" specialists — oculofacial plastic surgeons, dermatologists, plastic surgeons and facial plastic surgeons — have qualified to be included on the liquid facelift website. Dr. Brackup, a double board-certified cosmetic surgeon and ophthalmologist with training in oculofacial plastic surgery, is excited to have been invited, and he encourages you to visit liquidfacelift.com for more information on the procedure.
"My search was over after being referred to Dr. Brackup!!!. My son's wedding was coming up in August, 2016. My eyes were horrible .When I smiled you saw know eye's. I met one surgeon that was scared to remove the lower bags. How would that look? Didn't make sense. With Time running out by chance I when to a new hairdresser, that had her eyes done and look beautiful. Even though Dr. had a busy schedule,he made it a point to fit me in for June 28th. I was assured my eye's would look beautiful by August 20th. Dr. Brackup was right. I had Upper and lower procedures done. Dr. sculpted my eyes to compliment my high cheek bones. They are beautiful. At 60 years old I look twenty years younger!! Dr. Brackup and his entire staff were kind and honestly the best experience I ever had. He is gifted with hands of gold. He only works from the neck up and is a oculoplastic surgeon. My confident's is through the roof. I walk with my head high for the first time in a very long time. Thank you, Dr. Brackup for setting this butterfly free!! Before pictures click on Rosemarie P. Thanks"- R.P. / Yelp / Apr 06, 2017
"Great experience - Mid May I had upper and lower lid blepharoplasty and I have not had anyone ask me if I were tired since! Dr. Brackup and his team were warm and professional from the first visit. The staff at the surgery center were equally wonderful. I knew I was in good hands. The recovery was not bad at all and the results are fantastic!"- D. / RealSelf / Oct 01, 2018
"Best Doctor and Staff - 100 percent amazing. Dr. Brackup is extremely calm,cool, and confident. He knows what he is doing, explains clearly what needs to be done, and I am thrilled with the results. I had a facelift and a strong chemical peel above my lip 4 months ago, and I look completely natural, not pulled too tight, and my-upper lip has no lines!!! I couldn’t be happier with the results....I can’t say eno..."- H. / RealSelf / Sep 26, 2018
"Two Good Reasons to Choose Dr Brackup - The two main reasons I chose Dr Brackup to 'freshen up' my eyes were:1) 3 friends had cosmetic surgery by Dr Brackup over 10 years ago, all still look great. 2) Dr Brackup is the first doc to have duel board certifications in both ophthalmology and facial plastic surgery.I've found Dr Brackup and his team to be compassionate and highly competent."- W. / RealSelf / Sep 17, 2018
"Great Choice - Dr. Brackup - Excellent. Just completed my second followup appointment following lower eyelid surgery with excellent results. The entire experience was positive. The staff is pleasant, organized and very competent. Instructions both pre and post op are clearly explained. Dr. Brackup's curriculum vitae is most impressive. Additionally, he's a very nice guy, who is an excellent surgeon. I am very glad..."- M. / RealSelf / Aug 30, 2018
During/After the TREATMENT
A liquid face lift is a minimally invasive procedure which restores the three-dimensional contours of the face, while softening wrinkles and folds. These advanced techniques utilize injectable sculpting products to fill in volume where is has been lost due to the aging process. No trip to the operating room, no downtime, astounding results. While not permanent, lasting results are achieved.
Treatment is designed to address an individual’s specific facial condition. Local anesthetic may be applied to ease the patient’s discomfort with the pricking from injections. The fillers are introduced gradually to spots needing treatment with fine needle. There may be swelling and redness on treated areas, mild bruising may also be present and these will fade after a few hours. There is no downtime with this procedure, but since it combines several injections, patients must avoid any pressure on the face area and strenuous activities are restricted.
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Liquid Facelift FAQs
All products used are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and backed with comprehensive testing. Prior to treatment, details of each product will be discussed and reiterated in the treatment plan. It is important to find a reputable injector who understands how to use each product so that a safe and effective outcome can be attained.
A liquid facelift is a combination of dermal fillers, such as Restylane and Juvéderm, as well as muscle relaxants such as BOTOX or Dysport. These are injected directly into the areas that need reshaping, lifting and additional volume in order to reduce signs of aging. The products are commonly injected into the forehead to soften frown lines, around the eyes to diminish Crow’s feet, into the cheeks, as well as the nasolabial folds or marionette lines. Some of these products are also used to enhance the appearance of the lips. The combination of products can take years off the facial appearance. The results following a liquid facelift are temporary; however, depending on the products used, it can last from six months to two years.
How Many Reinjections?
It depends on how long the patient wishes to maintain the achieved facial enhancement. Muscle relaxants, such as BOTOX, normally only last up to four months. Dermal fillers can last anywhere from six months to two years. Injections are repeated when the practitioner and the patient feels its necessary, which is usually around the time the visible signs of aging slowly reappear. Even though some consider this a "high maintenance" way to maintain a youthful appearance, many patients feel that this outweighs the risks of invasive procedures such as a traditional facelift.
At the time of your consultation, we can discuss the pros and cons of the multiple products currently available. A liquid facelift significantly helps in reshaping and regaining youthful contours of the face. Skin irregularities such as age or sunspots may be corrected with additional treatments that target the upper layers of the skin. Chemical peels, laser resurfacing, dermabrasion are some options to consider combining with the injectables chosen for treatment.