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Would a Liquid Facelift Work for You?

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Some women and men are turning away from the surgical facelift and instead are opting for what has become known as the liquid facelift.

What is a Liquid facelift?

A liquid facelift is a combination procedure that uses dermal fillers and other injectable treatments to mimic the results of a surgical facelift.


A woman undergoes dermal fillers and other injectable treatments for results that are remarkably similar to a facelift.

While the concept of a liquid facelift has merit and can provide significant temporary improvement for the qualifying candidate, it is not appropriate for everyone.

Patients who are looking for the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and volume loss should consider the results they are looking for in their treatment before they decide which treatment they are interested in.

Which Injectables Does a Liquid Facelift Use?

The liquid facelift is tailored to the patient and their specific needs. At Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery, we offer a wide variety of injectables such as JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, RADIESSE®, Sculptra® Aesthetic, BELOTERO BALANCE®, BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and XEOMIN®.

A combination of these injectables will be used to smooth wrinkles and fill areas of volume loss on the face and jawline.

Why Should You Consider a Liquid Facelift?

It Is Non-surgical

Many patients want facial rejuvenation and the improvement of age-related wrinkles and volume loss; however, they are not willing to undergo facelift surgery.

The liquid facelift allows potential patients the ability to avoid or at least postpone the need for an invasive procedure, and a liquid facelift is entirely non-surgical with no downtime (some bruising is possible ) and minimal discomfort.

Patients Can Explore Their Options

There are various types of dermal fillers. These are made from different ingredients and work to restore volume in alternate ways.

Since a liquid facelift is not permanent (as the body breaks down the injectables over time), patients can try different injectables to see which options give them the aesthetic result they desire.

Great for Volume Loss

When tissues are tightened during a surgical facelift, they will relax over time. This gives the appearance of enhanced volume even though nothing is added to the face.

When you age, your tissues not only sag, but your facial fat disappears. Dermal fillers are ideal for volume loss and can even be used to plump and fill the lips.

Initially Less Expensive

If you are interested in a less expensive alternative and a quick fix, a liquid facelift is for you. A liquid facelift can provide substantial improvement and the restoration of a more youthful complexion at a fraction of the surgical facelift cost.


A before and after comparison of a facelift procedure.

Addresses Skin Laxity

Fillers and injectable treatments can fill areas of volume loss. They cannot, however, tighten the skin. Only a facelift can target moderate to significant skin laxity. Facelift surgery removes sagging, hanging skin that developed with tissue breakdown.

Treats Jowls

The restoration of volume provided by the strategic placement of dermal fillers can allow a liquid facelift to improve the jowls. Unfortunately, dermal fillers cannot reverse sagging jowls the way that a surgical facelift can.

The surgical facelift lifts the tissues and skin that creates the jowls. When these tissues are raised and are no longer putting pressure on the jawline, patients can witness the actual improvement of the jowls, not just the masking of it.

Provides Long-Lasting Results

A liquid facelift will provide rejuvenating results typically for nine months to a year. A surgical facelift will produce results for many years since it physically manipulates the skin and tissues.

Is Cost-Effective Down the Line

While dermal fillers and injectables are certainly cheaper upfront, they may not remain that way if repeated treatments are desired and administered.

A facelift requires a one-time fee, and while this expense will be noticeably higher than a liquid facelift, the repetition of liquid facelift procedures may surpass the cost of the surgical facelift.

If you are looking for a liquid facelift near you, contact Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery by calling (610) 678-9200 or by filling out our online contact form.

You’ve Had a Facelift. Now What?

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Facelift surgery is performed to counteract the typical signs of aging and the effects of sun damage. It is the go-to procedure to address lines, wrinkles, and volume loss on the mid and lower regions of the face and neck. While this procedure is at the top of the list regarding effectiveness and longevity in its results, no anti-aging procedure will ever be permanent because no surgery can stop the continual and natural progression of aging.

Pretty woman

If you have had a facelift and are once again noticing the frustration of aging, Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery offers several non-surgical and non-invasive options to restore and maintain your youthful facial contours.

Laser Skin Tightening

Laser skin tightening returns youthfulness to the face and neck by using laser heat to stimulate the production of collagen. Collagen is the protein found in your skin that is responsible for your skin’s structure and suppleness. These laser treatments reach deep layers of the skin so that you can achieve correction of even moderate to severe facial lines. Often, there is little or no downtime or recovery period, and you can return to normal activities immediately following treatment.


Injectable treatments offer relief from fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss. Injectables use a variety of ingredients and formulas to restore volume to hollowed facial features and deep lines and indentations. Although these injectables only offer temporary relief, they can be repeated as often as necessary to keep your skin looking smooth and plump. Some of the injectable treatments offered by Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery include:

  • Hyaluronic acid fillers like JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, Sculptra® Aesthetic, and RADIESSE®: These fillers bind moisture to the skin to maintain youthful fullness.
  • RADIESSE®: This injectable stimulates collagen production and provides structure to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Sculptra® Aesthetic: This treatment restores volume to facial fat loss by promoting collagen growth.

Combining Treatments

While laser skin tightening and injectables are useful in touching up newly formed wrinkles and fine lines after facelift surgery, they can also be performed in combination with a facelift to address the signs of aging in the upper regions of the face. Lasers and injectable treatments can restore youthfulness to the eye and forehead area while the facelift is doing the same to the middle and lower region of the face. And dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®, can enhance fullness and plumpness to the lips that is not possible through traditional facelift surgery.

Maintaining Your Results

No matter what procedure, or combination of procedures, you undergo, it is up to you to maintain your results. Facial aging will continue, but you can help to postpone it. Protecting yourself from the sun, following a nutritious diet, and a good skin care regimen will all help to push back the formation of fine lines and wrinkles so that you can wait a little longer before considering a touch-up procedure.

For more information about any of these procedures, contact Dr. Schlechter at Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery by calling (610) 678-9200 or by filling out our online contact form to set up a consultation.

The Rise in Social Media is Creating Selfie Awareness

In the wake of the “selfie” revolution, millennials are turning to cosmetic surgery in droves. Both surgical and non-surgical procedures have seen a consistent spike in recent years, and many attribute this increase to young men and women desiring to look better in their selfies.

Woman taking a selfie

Areas of Enhancement

Double Chin

Procedures that have seen a significant increase due to selfie awareness are those that improve the appearance of the dreaded “double chin.” Submental fullness has been damaging men and women’s self-confidence for decades.

There are both non-surgical and surgical procedures to treat a double chin. truSculpt™ is a non-invasive procedure that can target and treat submental fat. This procedure uses pulses of radiofrequency energy to destroy unwanted fat cells in the neck area while simultaneously shrinking skin to reveal a tight and firm jawline that will be noticeable in your selfies.

KYBELLA® is an FDA-approved injectable that targets and eliminates submental fat. It accomplishes this by absorbing and destroying the fat cells so that fat can no longer be stored beneath the chin. Most patients require two to six treatments to achieve their desired results. For patients with a higher degree of submental fullness, liposuction of the chin and neck combined with the skin-tightening procedure Renuvion™ can remove a double chin.


Another surgical procedure that has seen an increase thanks to selfies is rhinoplasty. Many patients are finding that the proximity of their camera to their face can sometimes flatten or accentuate the size and shape of their noses. For this reason, many young men and women are choosing to undergo nose surgery.

Rhinoplasty can reshape and recontour the nose to match your desired nasal appearance, whether it is for confidence-enhancing reasons or selfie-related concerns. Non-surgical can also be performed to help camouflage the nasal hump. Fillers in other areas of the nose can also help enhance the appearance.


While some individuals are born with naturally thin lips, other patients experience thinning of the lips with the progression of aging. Injectable fillers such as JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, and Restylane® Silk can enhance lip fullness, allowing millennials to achieve more luscious, full lips in just one treatment.

While the idea of looking better in selfies is leading many millennials to choose cosmetic surgery, it isn’t the only benefit that these procedures can provide. Both non-surgical and surgical cosmetic treatments can help individuals restore their youthful contours, improve their confidence, and increase their self-esteem.

To learn more about these treatments, contact Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery by calling 610-678-9200 to set up a consultation.

Don’t Have a “Resting Beach Face” This Summer

For many patients, having a younger-looking face is a top priority. While over-the-counter options sound appealing, they often do little more than hide facial blemishes while requiring daily maintenance. Your other option is a surgical procedure, but you may be hesitant to choose an invasive procedure.

The good news is that there are other options available that will rejuvenate your face. If you’d like to be free from lines, wrinkles, and other blemishes, non-surgical injectables can provide you with a refreshed, youthful appearance with no downtime.

Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery offers some of the most popular injectables in the country. Dr. Schlechter is an expert injector with over two decades of experience, and he performs all injections himself. With his expertise and knowledge of the specific function of each injectable, he will help you find the one or a combination most appropriate for addressing your treatment goals.

Pretty woman smiling


RADIESSE® targets lost volume in your skin. As you age, the cells that give you volume begin to decline in production. This injectable not only provides for the lost volume, but it has also been shown to stimulate collagen growth and production to help your body maintain your results longer. RADIESSE® corrects moderate to severe wrinkles in the face and can also be used to restore volume to the back of the hands.

Sculptra® Aesthetic

Sculptra® Aesthetic also targets lost volume in the face, filling in deep lines and wrinkles. It’s injected deep into the lower levels of the skin and stimulates collagen production in your face. Multiple treatments are typically required to meet your treatment goals.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

There is a group of fillers made of hyaluronic acid (HA). This substance is a naturally occurring sugar in your body and aids in maintaining hydration and volume in your skin. Since each formulation is different, Dr. Schlechter can best help you determine which is the most appropriate type for your treatment.


Restylane® also corrects facial wrinkles and adds volume back to the face. Dr. Schlechter offers a variety of formulations, including:

  • Restylane®, which targets facial wrinkles around the mouth. It can also correct volume loss and restore volume under the eyes.
  • Restylane® Silk, which also treats lip lines and can be used to enhance the fullness of the lips.
  • Restylane® Lyft™ (formerly Perlane-L®), which is most appropriate for deep facial lines. It also treats volume loss in the cheeks.
  • Restylane® Refyne™, which targets smile lines and the appearance of vertical lines on the chin.
  • Restylane® Defyne™, which is another formulation that targets smile lines and vertical lines on the chin.


Multiple JUVÉDERM® formulations mean you can target multiple problem sites:

  • JUVÉDERM® XC smooths moderate to severe smile lines (the lines that stretch from the corner of your smile to the base of your nose). Results last up to one year.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC is also used to smooth moderate to severe wrinkles. With the addition of VYCROSS® technology (a special formulation of hyaluronic acid), your results can last up to 18 months.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC restores volume to the cheeks that has been lost due to the effects of aging. This formulation also includes VYCROSS® technology.
  • JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC enhances lips by adding volume. You can also use it to correct moderate to severe smile lines. With this formulation, your results can last up to one year.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC smooths the lip lines and adds volume to the lips. With the added VYCROSS® technology, your results can last up to one year.

Botulinum Toxin A Injectables

Botulinum Toxin A injectables are injectables that minimize the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines and wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead. Different from the other injectables listed, Botulinum Toxin A injectables work by relaxing the muscles that are causing wrinkles. Each of the options available to you at Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery targets different needs, and Dr. Schlechter can help you determine which is most appropriate for you.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is the most popular option. It can be used to target frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet, and it is used more often than any other option in targeting wrinkles on the upper face. BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered in small doses but still provides dramatic results.


Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA) is also used to target frown lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles on the forehead. This works in the same manner as BOTOX® Cosmetic.


XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is the newest addition to this family of injectables. It also targets frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles.  This also works in the same manner as BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Recovery and Results

Every injectable treatment occurs in our office in less than one hour. Total treatment time varies depending on the injectable and the number of treatment sites targeted. Afterward, you will be able to resume your daily activities with no downtime. You may experience some mild swelling or bruising at the treatment sites, but this will subside quickly.

The onset of results differs slightly depending on the specific injectable treatment you chose, but full results will occur over time as the injectable stimulates your body to continue rejuvenating itself.

To find out more information about the injectables we offer, contact our office to set up your consultation with Dr. Schlechter. You can reach us at (610) 678-9200 or by filling out our online contact form.

KYBELLA®: An Effective Non-Surgical Treatment for a Double Chin

double-chin Developments in plastic surgery have recently led to the approval of a new injectable drug known as KYBELLA®. KYBELLA® can effectively eliminate a double chin without any surgery in as little as one treatment. This new treatment, already highly in demand, is now offered by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Benjamin Schlechter and can give you a more attractive, defined, and slender neckline.

Causes of a Double Chin

A double chin is a colloquial term referring to excess fat or fullness beneath the chin. This area, known as the submental region, can accumulate fat that resists exercise and dieting. The most common causes of submental fullness are weight gain, genetics, and aging. Unfortunately for many individuals, a double chin makes them look older, overweight, and less attractive.

In fact, in a 2015 consumer survey on cosmetic dermatologic procedures by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 67 percent of survey respondents indicated that they were bothered by excess fat under their chin.

How KYBELLA® Works

KYBELLA® is a treatment designed to eliminate submental fullness and restore a smoother, thinner neckline. As an injectable drug, KYBELLA® works like many other injectables. Patients come in for treatment and receive KYBELLA® injections directly beneath the chin. After a short 20-minute treatment, patients can return to their normal activities.

Patients will experience swelling for a few days to a week. Over the following four to six weeks, KYBELLA® breaks down the persistent fat cells, and the lymphatic system flushes them out of the body. Within just a few weeks after the treatment, most patients will see noticeable results. Patients will typically require at least two and possibly up to six treatments with KYBELLA®, after which the results will be permanent. KYBELLA® permanently eliminates a double chin without surgery and can help you achieve a more youthful, slender, and attractive appearance.

To learn more about KYBELLA® treatments, schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Schlechter. Call our office at (610) 678-9200 or fill out our online contact form to book your consultation today.

Daddy Do-Over

dad-and-son Many mothers seek the acclaimed Mommy Makeover procedure to restore their flat waistlines, eliminate stubborn fat, and reshape their breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, women are not the only ones affected by time, aging, and parenthood. Men can also pack on unwanted fat around the chest and abdomen due to stress, sleep deprivation, take-out dinners, and more. For fathers or any men who’d like to enhance their bodies, male plastic surgery procedures can be combined into a “Daddy Do-Over” so they can reclaim a more masculine, firm, and youthful body shape.

Procedures to Include in Your Daddy Do-Over

Like the Mommy Makeover, the Daddy Do-Over can be entirely customized to include several different procedures to reshape your body. When you meet with Dr. Schlechter, he will evaluate your goals and recommend the most appropriate procedures for your needs. For example, women who get a Mommy Makeover often undergo tummy tuck surgery, breast surgery, and/or liposuction. Likewise, it is common for men to undergo tummy tuck surgery, liposuction, and/or gynecomastia (enlarged breasts) surgery as part of the Daddy Do-Over.

  • Liposuction: Weight gain leads to fat accumulation in many areas of the body, especially the abdomen, thighs, hips, back, and chest. Liposuction permanently extracts excess fat from the body to improve its contour. Dr. Schlechter will insert a thin, hollow tube through tiny incisions into the target area(s) and suction out the fat deposits. Afterward, areas of fullness will be firmer and flatter, and your body shape will be more attractive and masculine.
  • Tummy Tuck: For men with stubborn abdominal fat, loose abdominal skin, and lax abdominal muscles, a tummy tuck may be more fitting. Dr. Schlechter will make an incision along the lower abdomen through which he will tighten the abdominal muscles and remove excess skin and fat. The result of tummy tuck surgery is a flatter, firmer, tighter, and more defined abdomen.
  • Gynecomastia Surgery: Some men develop excess breast tissue or fat in the chest area. Dr. Schlechter can perform gynecomastia surgery to create a firmer and better-contoured chest. First, he will remove excess fat from the chest by performing liposuction, after which he may use surgical excision to remove excess skin and breast tissue if necessary.

Additional Options

The above three procedures will go a long way in enhancing the male body shape. However, if you are in need of other procedures instead of or in addition to these procedures, Dr. Schlechter can go over other options with you. These may include a facelift, KYBELLA®, neck lift surgery, eyelid surgery, and more. Your Daddy Do-Over can help you reclaim your youthful, masculine body so that you can feel more confident and attractive.

If you are interested in learning more about the Daddy Do-Over and how it could help you, schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Benjamin Schlechter today. Dr. Schlechter is a board-certified plastic surgeon and has helped thousands of patients over more than 28 years. To schedule your appointment, call (610) 678-9200 or fill out our online contact form today.

Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery Achieves Diamond Status!

Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery Receives Diamond Status Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery is proud to be a participating member of the elite Allergan Partner Privileges® program, achieving Diamond status, which represents the top three percent of the plastic surgery practices in the United States. This program honors distinguished leaders in the field of cosmetic surgery for demonstrating expertise and excellence through a high volume of aesthetic product procedures, including breast implants, BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM® injectable fillers, and LATISSE®.

If you are interested in any cosmetic procedure, please contact Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery. Call us today at (610) 678-9200 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your complimentary consultation. Dr. Benjamin Schlechter is highly trained and experienced, and he can help determine the best treatment for your individual needs.

State of the Art Treatment of the Aging Face

State of the Art Treatment of the Aging Face Dr. Benjamin Schlechter has returned from attending the 2015 Aesthetic Surgery Symposium held in Las Vegas, Nevada. This 3-day intensive program reviewed techniques to improve the aging face. Internationally renowned presenters lectured on and showed new cutting edge techniques. Included were new techniques for rejuvenation of the upper and lower eyelids, face, neck and forehead. The premise for the aging face involves loss of skin tone, volume loss, and descent of the tissues. Obviously, the treatment of the aging face involves restoring volume, ascending the tissues and improving the quality of the skin.

Over the past several years, a hot topic in the plastic surgery cosmetic surgery circles has been fat grafting to the aging face. This meeting presented a plethora of information regarding this exciting subject, as well as, the science to support the procedures. Most interesting was the topic of micrografting and nanografting fat to the aging face. This involves sterilely harvesting one’s own fat, preparing it, and then injecting it into areas of volume loss. Studies have shown that the areas treated with fat grafting have improved volume, skin tone, color and elasticity. Of note, fat grafting also appears to help improve acne scarring. The mechanism for this is not completely known, but studies have shown that adipose derived s remain viable in the grafted fat. It is believed these cells have a role in improving skin tone.

Also presented were new, less invasive face lifting techniques. This procedure still requires an incision that is camouflaged around the ear. The approaches involved a 2-layer correction of the aging tissues. The results appear to be long lasting and very natural looking.

As we age, the eyes tend to be the first area of our face to show aging. New techniques incorporating fat grafting to the upper and lower eyelids were presented. This involved the more traditional blepharoplasty procedures, as well as, techniques that involve no external incision. There is evidence to show that nanografting of fat to the lower eyelids helps to improve dark circles.

In terms of improving facial skin consistency and integrity, it has been shown that good skin care in conjunction with laser resurfacing is quite beneficial. This can be in the form of aggressive CO2 laser resurfacing or less aggressive fractional resurfacing. Laser treatments and skin care can be an ongoing process to maintain skin. This equates with going to the gym to keep your body in shape. It’s not once and done. The Picosure laser with focus lens array has been shown to be a non-invasive facial skin treatment that significantly improves skin texture and discoloration. This may also help improve acne scarring. Again, periodic treatments are necessary to maintain the quality of your skin.

Also presented at the meeting in great detail was the use of fillers (ie. Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Voluma, Radiesse, Restylane Silk, and Sculptra) and neurotoxins (i.e. BOTOX, Dysport or Xeomin) to shape and improve the face. The neurotoxins are used to help erase wrinkles, but can also be used to help shape the brow, corners of the mouth, or to decrease the bulk of certain muscles of the face to create a more contoured, defined look. The choice of a certain filler is dependent on the desired results. For instance, Restylane Silk was recently FDA approved for treatment of the lips. This hyaluronic acid filler is composed of smaller molecules to create a softer, natural full look. The goal of treatment with these products is to create a nice, natural rejuvenated look. Different fillers are used for different purposes.

Treatment of the declote was also touched on in the lectures. Treatment using micro and nano fat grafting, along with skin care has been shown to improve the wrinkles and texture of the sun damaged chest.

What was most refreshing was that I have been performing many of the procedures utilizing these newer techniques and technology in my practice for quite some time. This coincides with my philosophy of providing state of the art care and the latest in technology.

Eyelid Lift or Brow Lift: Which Do I Need?

Eyelid Lift and Brow Lift, Wyomissing, PA

Woman looking up in the air with her finger on her head (thinking)( Aging, sun exposure, and repetitive muscle movements tend to cause wrinkles and loose skin in the upper face. Drooping tissues can hang over the eyes and impair vision, and creases in the skin can make a person appear mad, sad, or tired even if they aren’t feeling that way. People with aging in their forehead and eye areas sometimes wonder which plastic surgery procedure is ideal for rejuvenating their appearance. Here is information to help determine whether an eyelid lift or a brow lift will best improve your appearance or if perhaps BOTOX® is the right choice for you.


Eyelid Lift

Eyelid lift surgery, also known as “blepharoplasty,” removes stretched skin and repositions or removes fatty tissue to create a more defined and rejuvenated eye appearance. It can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Upper blepharoplasty uses an incision along the natural crease of the lid, and lower blepharoplasty may use an incision just below the lower lashes or a transconjunctival incision within the lower eyelid.

Blepharoplasty is ideal for correcting the following:

  • Loose, sagging skin on the upper or lower eyelids
  • Folds on the upper lids
  • Puffiness in the upper lids
  • “Bags” in the lower lids
  • “Crepe-paper skin” below the eyes
  • Drooping lower eyelids that pull the skin down and reveal white below the iris


Brow Lift

When it’s the actual eyebrows that hang down and hood the eyes, a brow lift, or “forehead lift,” is needed. Dr. Schlechter generally uses the endoscopic technique for his forehead lift patients, which employs a surgical video device called an endoscope and other surgical instruments inserted through small incisions along the hairline. Through these small incisions, Dr. Schlechter can tighten loose skin and adjust the underlying muscles that contribute to frown lines. Dr. Schlechter also performs coronal, temporal, trans-palpebral, and suprabrow lift techniques. Dr. Schlechter will determine the best technique to improve your unique condition during your consultation.

Brow lift surgery is ideal for correcting the following:

  • Horizontal lines across the forehead
  • Deep vertical furrows between the brows (“frown lines”)
  • Loose skin on the forehead
  • Low-hanging brows



BOTOX® Cosmetic is a neurotoxin formula that is injected into the muscles that cause fine lines and moderate to severe wrinkles, and it can give a little bit of lift to the brow area. This option is not for those with significant sagging in the upper face, and results generally last three to four months, so repeat treatments are needed to maintain results. BOTOX® injections are ideal for those who want quick rejuvenation without the risks and downtime associated with surgery.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is ideal for correcting the following:

  • Vertical furrows between the brows (“frown lines”)
  • Fine lines at the outer corners of the eyes (“crow’s feet”)


Combining Procedures

Dr. Schlechter recommends that his surgical patients receive BOTOX® treatment a month in advance of brow lift surgery to ensure their muscles are relaxed for the procedure. If needed, Dr. Schlechter may recommend that brow lift surgery and eyelid lift surgery be performed together to achieve complete facial rejuvenation.

If you would like to rejuvenate your facial appearance, please call (610) 678-9200 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your complimentary consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Schlechter. During your consultation, Dr. Schlechter will evaluate your needs and desires to determine the best procedure(s) to meet your goals.

Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation

Stay Youthful Like a Real Housewife

Tamra Barney (now Tamra Judge), a star of the reality television series The Real Housewives of Orange County and the spin-off Tamra’s OC Wedding, is known as the “hottest housewife” and maintains a naturally youthful appearance despite nearing 50 years old. Although she confessed that she did have a prior breast augmentation, Tamra has previously rejected all questions about getting “work” done to her face. On a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live!, host Andy Cohen asked Tamra if she has had any plastic surgery or fillers. The drama-prone reality star continued with her denial by stating, “Zero, nothing” and “I’m honest…I don’t lie,” accompanied by a sly grin. Finally, after a little more prodding from Cohen, the blonde bombshell subtly admitted that she’s had “maybe just a little bit” of fillers put in her cheeks.


Injectable fillers, also known as dermal fillers, add volume to the skin to improve signs of aging associated with loss of skin elasticity and fullness. The procedure does not usually require anesthesia, treatment takes less than an hour, and patients can immediately return to their regular activities.

Injectable fillers can improve the following:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Hollows
  • Skin depressions
  • Pitted scars

Facial Rejuvenation Lancaster Fillers for the Cheeks

There are several types of fillers, and certain ones work best for improving particular areas of the face. For the cheek area, Tamra likely had a filler with a thicker hyaluronic acid formula or collagen stimulator. These include:

  • Restylane®
  • Perlane®
  • JUVÉDERM™ Ultra Plus

If you are interested in attaining a rejuvenated facial appearance, please call (610) 678-9200 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your complimentary consultation at Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery. Dr. Benjamin Schlechter is highly experienced performing injectable filler treatment and can help determine the best type for your individual needs.

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