Five Myths About Facelifts

If you are thinking about getting a facelift, you probably would like more youthful, rejuvenated skin and a more well defined jaw line with less sagging skin under the chin. You are not alone. In 2013, facelift surgery was one of the top five cosmetic surgical procedures. A facelift can cure any insecurities you may have about the appearance of your face. It tightens sagging facial skin and restores confidence.

Although you likely have heard about the positive effects of facelifts, you might have heard rumors, too. The following list will dispel myths about facelifts so you know the facts.

Myth: They Last Forever

While it would be great if facelifts were permanent, they do not last forever. The procedure is successful at making the skin tighter and more youthful in conjunction with correcting jowling and improving the jaw line. However, gravity still has an effect on the face, though and youou will continue to age. Facelifts will set the clock of facial aging back, but it won’t stop it.

You can take steps to prolong the effectiveness of the procedure. If you maintain a healthy diet and protect your skin from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, your facelift will last longer.

Myth: They Provide Unnatural Results

Facelifts only look unnatural if amateur less trained and less experienced surgeon performed the procedure. Furthermore, the field of facial plastic surgery has advanced significantly in the past few years and different techniques are utilized nowadays that yield more natural and lasting results. Oftentimes, facial volume needs to be restored in conjunction of skin tightening during a facelift to obtain such natural results. A trained professional will make sure your face looks natural and younger after the surgery. Abnormally tight skin without facial volume restoration and unusual cheekbones are not the norm when performing facelifts any more. Dr. Walker at the Aesthetic & Plastic Center of Atlanta ENT is a fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon and will make sure your experience is as successful as possible.

Myth: Only Women Have Them

Women and men of many different ages can have facelifts. All people, regardless of age or gender, benefit from firmer, tighter skin and facial volume. Anyone who wishes to achieve his or her ideal appearance can have surgery as long as there are no medical contraindications to facelift surgery.

The best candidates for the procedure have good overall health and have significant facial skin folds in the lower half of the face and upper neck. If you have wrinkled or saggy skin that you would like to rejuvenate, a facelift may be a good option.

Myth: You Should Wait To Have One

You do not have to wait until later in life to have this procedure. Often, when surgery is done at a younger age, the results appear more natural because they are less dramatic. There is no ideal age to have a facelift although most patient in their 40s and 50s start considering to undergo a facelift operation.

As you get older, health declines and surgery becomes more of a risk. Your doctor will help you determine if the procedure is right for you and if it can be performed safely given your overall health.

Myth: It Corrects All Signs of Aging

Although many people think the operation will erase all signs of aging on the entire face, this is not true. Surgery focuses on the lower parts of the face, namely the lower cheeks, chin, jowls, and jaw line. If you expect a facelift to tighten the skin in the brow or eyelids, you may be disappointed as a facelift is the wrong intervention for that. Make sure your expectations are realistic before deciding to have the procedure. You may want to consider other surgeries, such as a brow lift, eyelid surgery, fat transfer or fillers, to achieve your ideal image, which are often performed in conjunction with a facelift.

If you would like your facelift or other facial rejuvenation procedure done by a trained andtrusted surgeon, please contact us today. Our experts are looking forward to assist you!