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The Miller Lift

You don’t have to “go under the knife” to get that lift you’ve been wanting to give your face.  Thanks to the ever-growing variety of facial fillers that are designed to target specific concerns such as wrinkles, sagging skin, hollows, and volume loss, a non-surgical facelift can give you the skin rejuvenating results you desire. Known as the Miller Lift, this liquid facelift procedure can give you instant, natural-looking results without a single incision.

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What Is the Miller Lift?

Youthful skin will look supple, firm, and radiant because of collagen and elastin which support the structure of its tissues. As we age, the production of these skin-tightening fibers slows down significantly. In effect, wrinkles, hollows, sagging skin, volume loss, and under-eye circles become more evident.

A Miller Lift is a liquid facelift technique for women and men that uses a combination of fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane to soften and fill out lines and wrinkles, as well as Botox, giving you a lifted, firmer appearance with younger-looking skin. In addition to helping smooth wrinkles, facial fillers can address volume loss in the cheeks, chin, lips, and other contours of the face. The treatment targets specific locations such as the brow area, cheeks, around the lips, or the nose. Collagen stimulators such as Sculptra and fat eliminators such as Kybella round-out the Miller Lift. 

What Can the Miller Lift Do?

  • Give you a rested, rejuvenated appearance
  • Reduce lines, wrinkles, folds, and creases
  • Provide a gentle lift to your facial features
  • Define your cheeks and jawline
  • Augment your chin
  • Eliminate dark under-eye circles
  • Restore fullness of your face and enhance its contours

Before performing the procedure, Dr. Miller collaborates with each patient through his proprietary NatraLook® Experience. This process allows you to create a custom treatment plan with Dr. Miller to ensure you achieve your desired results.

The Miller Lift Procedure in New York City

The procedure begins by making you feel relaxed. While most facial fillers contain lidocaine to help ensure a comfortable treatment, a topical anesthetic may also be used. After the skin is cleaned and prepped, a tiny needle will be used to administer the facial fillers into your skin. The procedure is done in-office over the course of 30 minutes. In addition to facial fillers, Dr. Miller also performs Botox injections to address dynamic wrinkles associated with facial expressions such as forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet. As a non-invasive treatment, a Miller Lift liquid facelift also includes other injectables like Kybella (to eliminate double chin) and Sculptra (to stimulate collagen). 

The Recovery Process

While no downtime is required after the procedure, you may experience some mild swelling, bruising, itching, and redness around the injection sites. These side effects should fade over the course of a few days. You can apply makeup to conceal any discoloration. For redness or inflammation, you can apply a cool compress for immediate relief and to speed up the healing process. Those who receive injections can go about their normal routine after leaving the office.

Miller Lift - Liquid Facelift Results in NYC

Results from dermal fillers are immediate. You’ll already notice your skin looking plumper and more youthful. Liquid facelift results, however, are more subtle compared to the more dramatic outcome of a surgical facelift. Results from Botox, Sculptra, and Kybella injections will show in the coming days and weeks. The results can last anywhere from 6-24 months. Some results may even be permanent. 

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A Before and After of a female who received the Miller Lift

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Who Is A Good Candidate For A Miller Lift?

A liquid facelift is ideal for men and women who want to achieve a smoother, more contoured, and younger-looking appearance without the downtime and invasive-nature of a traditional facelift. A good candidate is someone who is in overall good health (with relatively few wrinkles and a small amount of sagging) and looking to enhance their natural appearance using only minimally invasive treatments that produce subtle yet beautiful results. 


Q: When Will I Begin To See Results?

A: For dermal fillers, you will notice results immediately, and should see full effects in about 2 weeks. Botox, collagen stimulators, and fat eliminators will take a few days to weeks to see the full results. 

Q: How Long Will The Results Of A Miller Lift Liquid Facelift Last?

A: The overall lifespan of a liquid facelift will depend on the type of fillers used and where they were injected. Results may last anywhere from 6 to 24 months. Sculptra (collagen stimulator) or fat injections can produce longer outcomes. It is recommended to do occasional touch-up treatments every 3-6 months to help prolong the results. 

Q: Why Should I Choose A Miller Lift Liquid Facelift Over A Surgical Facelift?

A: A liquid facelift is a good alternative to a traditional surgical facelift as it provides a minimally invasive approach to achieving a more natural and youthful-looking appearance. A surgical facelift will require a 1-2 week recovery period that will keep you out of your normal activities. A liquid facelift will not only give you immediate anti-aging results, but will spare you from the expense, risks, and recovery time associated with a surgical facelift.

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Patient Testimonials

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Schedule A Miller Lift Consultation Today

If you’re looking for a safe and effective age-defying treatment that will give you a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance but are not ready to commit to undergoing surgery, a Miller Lift liquid facelift may be an ideal option for you. To find out if you’re a good candidate for the procedure or to learn more about our other non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments, contact Dr. Miller’s New York office today.

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