Know What a Facelift Will and Will Not Do
- Sunday, 30 September 2018 06:44
- Keystone Cosmetic Surgery Center
The first facelift was performed more than 100 years ago. During the early Twentieth Century, this procedure was typically done in secret due to the perception that surgery was meant for clinical use only. As techniques for tightening and lifting saggy skin caught on, though, the facelift began a long journey through history.
As with many innovative ideas, facelift surgery has been a technique that could use some fine-tuning. Over the years, this has been achieved. However, because some of the most publicized facelifts have been examples of what not to do, there are still some pretty significant misconceptions about this procedure. We want to clear them up by outlining a few details regarding what a facelift will and will not do.
- A facelift will not alter your natural appearance so much that you don’t look like yourself. This is a tricky misconception because, as we mentioned, there is clear evidence that confirms the idea that a facelift can make you look unnatural. Even singer Kenny Rogers had said that he was not happy with the results of a botched eyelid surgery that changed his appearance. The key here is to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has an abundance of before and after images of personal clients whom he or she has treated.
- A facelift will slow your aging process. Of course, your skin will continue to age after a facelift. However, because your procedure will rejuvenate your face significantly, you will continue to look several years younger than you would otherwise. Fifty really is the new Forty!
- Facelift surgery recovery will be easier than you think. Many people assume that the recovery period after facelift surgery is quite painful. It’s not. We might say that healing looks worse than it is. This is because the manipulation of deep tissue results in bruising and swelling. These side effects can be decreased with compression and ice, if approved by your surgeon. After seven to ten days, swelling and bruising diminish dramatically. After two weeks, you can return to work looking like you’ve had a brief but relaxing vacation.
- A facelift will not rejuvenate the eyes or brows. The mid-face and jawline are the two primary areas that improve after a facelift. However, the results of surgical lifting can be enhanced with a BOTOX brow lift, dermal fillers for eye rejuvenation, or lip augmentation.
Learn the facts about facelift surgery in consultation with our experienced team. Contact our Hazleton or Pottsville office for a convenient appointment.