Aging is a natural process that affects everyone. It is also fair to say, that most people struggle when they look in the mirror and see the first signs of aging. This is particularly true as we approach milestones, like birthdays, anniversaries and of course the start of a new year.

Yet, there is no need to panic, as there are plenty of strategies that can be done to slow down the process and improve your appearance. Natural solutions such as adopting a positive mindset, following a healthier diet and lifestyle, drinking plenty of water, sleeping better and implementing a regular skin care and facial massage routine, are tried and tested methods.

It is also possible to give nature a helping hand by undergoing cosmetic treatments and surgical procedures. Finding the right cosmetic treatment and ‘tweakments’ to suit your needs can deliver a refreshed, more youthful visage. If you feel that you need more help and are open to cosmetic surgery, it is possible to turn back the hands of time by undergoing a facelift, eyelift or a neck lift, depending on the type and severity of the problem.


The term non-surgical facelift covers a wide spectrum of cosmetic procedures. These processes are designed to firm, refresh and lift your face temporarily. The benefits are that you will look rejuvenated without the need for hospital stays, general anaesthetic or downtime.


Dermal fillers such as hyaluronic acid, is injected into the skin via tiny needles to restore volume in areas such as cheeks or lips. An article in Harpers Bazaar, “The Future of Lip Augmentation” explains that lip injections are extremely popular, but today patients are requesting more natural looking lip filler, as opposed to the overly inflated look popular a few years ago.  The results can last anywhere from six month to a few years.

Not to everyone’s taste… it is also possible to graft fat from one part of the body to another, for example take fat from your backside and add it to your lips. This is an invasive procedure, as the fat must be harvested via liposuction. However, the results tend to last longer.


If you prefer not to use fillers, there are a number of minimally invasive aesthetic treatments designed to stimulate the growth of elastin and collagen such as microneedling, hyaluronic acid and vitamins procedures. There are also procedures like microdermabrasion which gently sands away the top layers of skin and laser skin resurfacing using light to stimulate collagen.


If you would like the results of a facelift but without going through the surgery, there is the option of facial tension threads. Special facial tension wires are inserted under a local anaesthetic via small incisions and grafted into place to lift the face and reduce sagging.


This type of facelift is a medical procedure which requires making incisions to tighten the skin, add volume or reposition muscles in your face. This type of procedure will require hospitalisation and anaesthetic, and post-operative aftercare.  All of Dr Pietro di Mauro’s patients who undergo cosmetic surgery in Marbella, are provided with a personalised post-surgery recovery plan, including a consultation one week after the surgery.

There are many different types of cosmetic surgery procedures that can help you turn back the hands of time, including eyelifts, neck lifts, removing double chin and the deep plane facelift, which repositions muscles rather than stretches the skin as in traditional facelifts. The results are so natural, creating a refreshed rejuvenated face without looking like work has been done.


In conclusion. The latest aesthetic treatments and non-surgical facelifts offer excellent results, they are also much more convenient, recovery time is much quicker, depending upon the treatment, you should expect nothing more than mild pain, soreness and some bruising for a few days. These treatments are also less expensive than a facelift.  However, it is important to remember that the results are temporary.

To ensure the best results, the first step should be to talk to an experienced doctor with expertise in this area of cosmetic surgery. Your surgeon will advise you the best course of action based on your specific physiology and your desired outcome.

If you would like to find out more about Dr Pietro di Mauro’s aesthetic treatments and cosmetic surgery procedures get in touch for a confidential no-obligation personalised consultation, by calling call 648 43 45 93.