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Botox vs Facelift: Everything You Need to Know

Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments due to its ability to help patients achieve significant facial rejuvenation without the high costs, recovery time, and risks associated with cosmetic surgeries such as facelifts. Here’s what you need to know about Botox versus a facelift, and how to decide which option is right for you.

If you are looking to improve your appearance and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, but are not yet ready for the cost and significant recovery time associated with a facelift, then a non-surgical cosmetic treatment such as Botox could be right for you. 

Botox is becoming a more popular option because when compared to a facelift, it does not require: 

  • Incisions
  • General anesthesia
  • An overnight stay in the hospital 
  • Significant downtime 
  • High costs 

Customized General and Cosmetic Surgery at our Kelowna Private Hospital 

At our Kelowna private hospital, we offer a wide range of both cosmetic and general surgery treatments, including facelifts, liposuction, brow lifts, and gynecology surgery to help address any concerns or issues you may have.  

Our highly specialized team also offers non-surgical cosmetic treatments, including Botox and tissue fillers, to provide you with instant facial rejuvenation results. 

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Facelift vs Botox: Which is Right for You? 

Cosmetic injectables, such as Botox and Juvederm, have gained popularity due to their ability to quickly rejuvenate a patient’s appearance without any surgical risks, high costs, and the long recovery times associated with cosmetic surgery. 

However, for older individuals, such minimally invasive treatments have their limitations, and often a facelift is the best treatment for more advanced signs of aging. 

Here is how to decide which treatment is right for you: 


A facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is designed to tighten and/or remove excess skin and lift facial muscles and tissue for a more youthful appearance. It can address: 

  • Loss of skin elasticity
  • Loss of facial volume
  • Shrinking of the facial bony skeleton 
  • Sagging cheeks, jawline, and neck tissue 

Some of the incredible benefits of a facelift include: 

  • It offers major visible results compared to cosmetic injectables
  • Results last much longer (a decade or longer) 
  • It can address more serious or advanced concerns compared to Botox 

However, before deciding on a facelift, there are certain things you should be aware of: 

  • A facelift requires patients to undergo anesthesia, adding another risk factor to the procedure
  • Due to the invasive nature of a facelift, recovery from this procedure typically takes two weeks
  • Immediately after the procedure, you will experience swelling, bruising, and visible stitches, whereas Botox has no pronounced treatment signs
Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons Ensure the Safest and Most Satisfactory Results 

If you are considering a facelift, it’s imperative that you work with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Such a highly trained and experienced professional can give you the natural looking, beautiful results you desire, and they are trained to handle any emergencies, ensuring your procedure is completed in a safe manner. 




Botox is a popular cosmetic injectable that works to smooth lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and forehead. It relaxes facial muscles and reduces the formation of new age lines and wrinkles. 

Some of the benefits of this treatment include: 

  • Quick treatment time (15 minutes) 
  • It’s a minimally invasive injection that requires no anesthesia 
  • No downtime, allowing you to resume your normal activities immediately 
  • It can be more cost-effective for your desired results, depending on the number of treatments
  • The effects can last up to four months. 

Before opting for a Botox treatment, here are some things you should be aware of: 

  • Botox results are not permanent and repeat treatments will be required every 3-4 months
  • This cosmetic treatment cannot address significant signs of aging, such as sagging skin
  • Temporary and mild side effects include bruising, swelling, or redness at the treatment site

Book a Consultation with a Plastic Surgeon in Kelowna 

Every patient’s goals are different, so it’s always best to discuss your options with a cosmetic surgeon. They can assess your aesthetic goals, specific concerns, and lifestyle to help determine which procedure will give you the safest and best results. 

To find out more about the costs and benefits of our facelift and Botox treatments, call us at (250) 868-9799 or fill out our online contact form.

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