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Your Guide to Facelift Alternatives

Dr. Philip Miller

August 14, 2020

Ten years ago, your “anti-aging” routine consisted of good skincare and an occasional facial. But those measures can’t combat the toll of the passing years anymore. You’ve noticed signs of aging that don’t jive with how youthful, vibrant, and active you actually are. No matter what your reasons for being troubled by the signs of aging, you don’t have to try to make peace with them anymore. Nor do you have to jump right into surgical rejuvenation.

Although Dr. Miller is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon based in Manhattan, New York, known for his expertise with rhinoplasty and facial rejuvenation, he offers non-surgical facial rejuvenation and minimal surgical improvements as well as complete facelifts. If you’re ready to have your appearance match the inner you but aren’t quite ready to commit to a surgical procedure, here are some alternatives to consider.

Alternatives To Facelift

  • Liquid Facelift
  • Face-Tite™ and Ultherapy™
  • Brow lift
  • Micro lift

liquid facelift treatment in new york

Miller Lift (liquid facelift)

For women and men who are scalpel-averse, Dr. Miller offers a non-surgical “Miller Lift.” He instantly restores volume to your skin, re-contours your cheeks, and fills in hollows at your temples and under your eyes with a variety of injectable dermal fillers as well as Botox® or another neuromodulator.  

Depending on your needs, a Miller Lift may only take about 30 minutes. That makes it a perfect procedure to undergo a month or so before an important event, such as a wedding. When you consider that a liquid facelift takes less time than getting highlights in a salon, you realize that you have time to turn back time — especially since there’s really no recovery period. You may have a little soreness or pinkness at your injection sites after a Miller Lift, but you can wear make-up and go about your normal activities.

Depending on your needs, Dr. Miller selects from a full range of both hyaluronic-acid based dermal fillers (i.e., Juvéderm and Restylane) and collagen-inducing fillers (i.e. Sculptra and Radiesse). You may also want to consider a fat transfer procedure, in which Dr. Miller removes fat from an area where you have excess (e.g., your abdomen), processes it, and injects it into areas of volume depletion, such as your midface.

non-surgical facelift treatment in new york Dr. Miller uses Botox to erase wrinkles on your forehead, between your brows, and around your eyes. He can also use it to create a non-surgical neck lift to erase neck bands or to soften your jawline so your face looks more heart-shaped.

Depending on your needs, your Miller Lift could:

  • Fill in deep creases around nose and mouth
  • Erase fine lines and wrinkles throughout the face
  • Restore volume to your midface
  • Build up your cheekbones for lift and elegance
  • Fill in under-eye troughs
  • Slightly lift your forehead and brows
  • Fill in depleted volume and temples
  • Restore or enhance lip volume
  • Lift and smooth your neck

Fillers last between 6 months and a year or more. Botox lasts between 3-4 months. Our staff schedules your touch-up appointments so you continue to look refreshed and vibrant.

non-surgical skin tightening treatment in new york Face-Tite™ and Ultherapy™

While a liquid facelift gives you an immediate improvement that you can walk out of the office with, it does require touch-ups. If you are looking for a more long-lasting solution, you can also opt for state-of-the-art technologies that improve the quality of your skin and “train” it to act younger, such as Face-Tite and Ultherapy. These technologies require time to show their results because they’re working in tandem with your own body’s healing and rebuilding processes. However, you can combine them with a Miller Lift to get both the immediate and long-term benefits. 

Face-Tite uses the power of radiofrequency (RF) assisted liposuction to remove excess fat from your chin, neck, and jowls. The heat from the RF device also tightens and remodels your skin, leaving you with a tighter, more lifted look overall.

Ultherapy uses sound waves to reach deep into your dermis, triggering a healing process that removes tired old strands of collagen and elastin, replacing them with new, strengthening proteins. Your skin rebuilds itself over 2-3 months until it’s firmer and more lifted.

With Face-Tite and Ultherapy, either alone or together, you can expect results such as:

  • Tighter skin
  • Firmer skin
  • More uplifted cheeks and face
  • Tighter, more lifted brow
  • Less sagging around eyes
  • Firmer, sleeker jawline
  • No more double chin
  • Softer facial creases
  • A more rested and vibrant look

You may even notice that your pores look smaller and your skin is clearer.

“Mini” surgeries

If you’re still in the early stages of aging, a surgical facelift might not be the right choice for you. However, if you’d like something more permanent than a Miller Lift, Dr. Miller might recommend:

Brow lift facial plastic surgery treatments in new york

A brow lift smooths the aging furrows and creases on your forehead while also slightly elevating your brow. By lifting your brow, you get a more open look that alleviates sagging on your upper eyelids. A brow lift makes you look more alert and energized and is a subtle way to make a big difference in how you feel and are perceived.

Micro Lift

This skin-only mini-facelift is perfect for people who need just a slight bit of elevation to relieve facial sagging. You’ll look fresher, sleeker, and more vibrant. A Micro Lift improves slight sagging around the cheeks, mouth, and jaw.


As effective as non-surgical facelifts and minimally-invasive surgeries are, nothing can compare to a complete facelift over the long term. In Dr. Miller’s expert hands, your face and neck are rejuvenated by about 10 years. And your results last that long, too. After your facelift, you can expect benefits such as:

  • More lifted, youthful cheeks and face
  • Sleek jawline
  • No double chin
  • No jowls
  • Smooth, lifted neck
  • Fewer lines and creases

A facelift costs more at the outset but can save you money over time. To learn more about facial rejuvenation, visit

Schedule Your Facelift Alternative Procedure in New York Today

To find out which type of rejuvenation is best for your unique case, call Dr. Philip Miller’s Manhattan office at (646) 791-3025, or schedule an appointment online.

Dr. Philip Miller

Focusing exclusively on the face for more than two decades, double-board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Philip Miller blends art and science with innovation and skill to provide thousands of patients with impeccable results. He is known for pioneering the NatraLook methodology for rhinoplasty, facelifts, neck lifts, and other cosmetic procedures for the face.

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    Episode 40: Infrared Light Therapy

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    Episode 39: Beauty, the Plateau

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    Episode 38: Botox and Dermal Fillers

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    Episode 37: Cost of Rhinoplasty

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    Episode 36: Different Types of Nasal Surgeries

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    Episode 35: Do You Have to Break the Nose for Rhinoplasty?

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    Episode 34: Do You Have to Stay Overnight After Having a Rhinoplasty?

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    Episode 33: Don't Have a Rhinoplasty!

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    Episode 31: Are You a Candidate?

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    Episode 30: In The Office

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    Episode 29: Can My Nose be Made Smaller?

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    Episode 28: Can't Breath Through Nose

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    Episode 27: Chin Implants - Mentoplasty

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    Episode 26: Columellar Struts

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    Episode 25: Common Terms

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