Facelifts: Fact or Fiction?
- Posted on: Oct 15 2019
Debunking Myths About Facelifts
Facelifts are still one of the most popular plastic surgical procedures in the United States. They also have somewhat of a reputation that may not be fair. We’re here to distinguish between facts and fiction about facelift procedures to give you the best information possible.
- Your face looks fake after a facelift
This is probably the most pervasive myth about facelift procedures. We’ve all seen the tabloids and articles showing botched facelifts on some famous Hollywood celebrities. That isn’t typical though and many of those cases are a result of going after a dramatic or unnatural goal against a surgeon’s advice. The truth is, a properly performed facelift by a board-approved surgeon should not look unnatural or unlike you. Your results should be subtle making you look younger and more vibrant but not like a different version of you.
- You have to be old to get a facelift
Though it’s more likely that older people gravitate towards facelift procedures, it isn’t necessarily a requirement. In fact, younger and younger people are starting with Botox and other facial procedures to keep their youthful appearance before it begins to fade. In many cases, this can end up being more beneficial since there’s potentially less work involved for optimal results. People also age at different rates so who’s to say there’s a magical age where facelifts become acceptable.
- Facelifts are only for women
The effects of aging don’t just affect women. Year after year we’ve seen an increase in men seeking surgical options to combat the effects of aging. It’s becoming a lot more socially acceptable for men to consider plastic surgery.
- Recovery is extremely long and difficult
While there is certainly a period of recovery and rest required following any surgical procedure, breakthroughs in techniques and technology have streamlined the recovery process from facelifts of old. Recovery typically only lasts a few weeks, rather than months. If you follow the instructions given to you by your surgeon, your recovery process should feel manageable.
Facelifts are not one-size-fits-all. Every face is different. If you’re interested in a facelift procedure and would like more information, schedule a consultation with us by calling 425-455-2131 today.