What You Need To Know Before Considering a Facelift

 In General

Before booking a cosmetic procedure, it’s important to understand what the procedure is and if you’ll be a good candidate. One of the biggest complaints individuals have after receiving cosmetic surgeries is that the outcome was not up to their expectations. Often, individuals continue to maintain an unrealistic outcome for their facelift, even after consulting with their surgeon about the procedure.

Ultimately, a facelift helps fight the effects of aging skin. As we age, our skin begins to lose elasticity, which can cause the skin to sag and wrinkle. Early facelift treatments only helped tighten the skin, but often did not resolve the long-term effects of aging. However, new facelift options now exist that allow your surgeons to position muscles and fat located naturally in the face to increase volume and improve overall elasticity.

Keep in mind that there are certain aspects of a facelift that may make it less effective than expected. For instance, individuals with severe skin damage due to overexposure to the sun or as a result of smoking may find that they do not receive the outcome they expected. Additionally, certain medical conditions can keep facelifts from healing correctly.

Another common misconception individuals have is that they will come out of a facelift looking like a new person. This simply is not the case. The idea of a facelift is to restore vitality and youth to the skin, reducing the less desirable effects of aging. Patients who expect a facelift to restructure their face and drastically change the way they look will almost always be disappointed. The overall outcome of a facelift is to rejuvenate the skin and provide patients with a more youthful look overall.

Patients who go into a facelift consultation with realistic expectations of the overall outcome, however, are often satisfied. It’s a great procedure that helps eliminate the tell-tale signs of aging and often holds up well over time. If you feel that you may be a good candidate for a facelift, we advise you to reach out to our medical team for a free consultation.

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