01 Mar 2016
Top 10 Myths About Facial Rejuvenation – PART 1
#1 Facelifts make people look weird.
Facelifts are created, not mass produced, so the results vary with the skill and artistic sensibility of the surgeon. A sign of an excellent facelift is that no facial distortion is seen. The person looks refreshed and healthier, not different. After surgery you should expect to receive compliments on your appearance, but the reason for the improvement should not be obvious.
#2 I want to be conservative. I will only do nonsurgical things like laser and botox.
The most unnatural faces you will see come from poorly performed botox and facial fillers, NOT FACELIFT SURGERY!!!! Facial implants, nose surgery, and brow lift surgery are also potential contributors to an unnatural appearance. Unlike these other surgeries, a facelift is actually simply reversing the shifting of the facial tissues that occurs over time. It is a restoring procedure, NOT a changing procedure.
#3 Facelifts don’t last very long.
A deep plane facelift is one of the most reliable and durable surgeries in the world of plastic surgery. You will continue to age, but the excess skin it took decades to acquire will not return. It is an art to remove enough, but not too much. Whatever your age, you will look anywhere from 10 years younger, to simply very excellent for whatever age you are. Most of my patients are proud of their age, they simply want to restore a healthier facial appearance to match their overall vitality and health.
#4 Facelifts are too expensive.
Facelifts are a once maybe a twice in a lifetime event with results you can appreciate 24/7. When they are compared to cumulative spending on other health and beauty products, there is nothing else that rivals it’s value. Facelifts cost less than the average bathroom remodel and last longer. The benefits of feeling and looking healthier and happier are priceless.
#5 Facelifts are too painful.
Facelift patients take the least amount of pain medication of any of our surgery patients. After the first few days when the stitches come out, patients often feel well enough to travel and resume normal activity.