Myths about Facelifts
For patients looking to truly renew their appearance little compares to the efficacy of a surgical facelift. While other procedures and treatments such as Botox and facial fillers can offer some benefit as an effective treatment for lines and wrinkles, they are unfortunately only a temporary fix. Additionally, they do not treat the problem of sagging skin. This can truly only be solved with a facelift. However, there is a great deal of misinformation about facelifts. Here are some myths and the truth behind them.
Only women can have facelifts.
Although it is true that women outnumber men as patients for this procedure, and for cosmetic surgery in general, women are not the only eligible patients for a facelift. As men seek plastic surgery in increasing numbers, many of them are turning to facelifts to rejuvenate their faces. The procedure is just as effective for men as it is for women.
A facelift will make my face look windblown.
This can happen when the skin is pulled too tight during the procedure. However, it should not happen as long as you chose a surgeon you are comfortable with, and who you feel understands your needs and desires. With today’s advanced surgical techniques, surgeons are able to produce a completely natural look.
All faces age the same way, so the same facelift will work for everyone.
Aging is determined by a number of factors, including genetics and lifestyle habits. There are some commonalities as far as what happens to various tissues over time, but where you see the effects of age and the rate at which it happens will be entirely different for everyone. It is important to find a surgeon who will work with you and your individual facial structure to design the best procedure for you.
If I have a facelift, I will need to maintain it with further surgery down the road.
No procedure can completely stop the aging process. After having a facelift, your face will continue to age over time. However, the effects you see will likely be less severe, and should you desire to retouch anything, this can usually be done with a small and minimally invasive procedure.
Now that you know the facts about facelifts, you can make an informed decision. If you do choose surgery, contact us today for more information.