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What You Should Know Before Getting a Facelift

Plastic surgery has helped a lot of people regain their youthful appearance and, more importantly, their confidence. So if you feel like you need a confidence boost after your face has started to sag and wrinkles have become more apparent, you might want to consider a facelift. But wait! Before you say ‘yes’ to your surgeon, be sure to ask yourself the following questions.

Why do I want to have a facelift?

Any cosmetic surgery, and especially one that involves your face, is a serious decision. If you’re interested in a facelift, make sure that you have realistic motivations. Do it because you would like to enhance your facial features and your self-image. Don’t do it because you don’t feel good about yourself.

What are my expectations?

A facelift can improve your overall appearance, but don’t expect to look like a movie star after the procedure. The end result will depend on a couple of factors, including your bone structure, skin, and cartilage. Your surgeon’s skills and experience will be a determining factor as well.

Am I emotionally ready for a facelift?

If you’re currently experiencing any form of emotional trauma, postpone your cosmetic surgery plans. Don’t think that surgery will take care of your insecurities. It might just worsen the situation, especially considering you’ll have to go through recovery with possible bruising and swelling. And if you’re feeling down, you may have a longer recovery time than usual.

What are the risks involved in a facelift?

Like any other surgical procedure, a facelift has its own set of risks. It may be blood loss, infection, facial asymmetry, or poor healing. In some cases, the patient may not be satisfied with the results. By choosing a qualified facial plastic surgeon and listening to educated advice, you can minimize the risks associated with a facelift.

Want to learn more about a facelift procedure? Call us to schedule your appointment and get information from a highly qualified facial plastic surgeon. We look forward to hearing from you!