We think that facelifts are an awfully drastic solution to aging skin – who wants to look like Joan Rivers? Still, face lifts are one of the many options when it comes to plastic surgery. If you are looking for a drastic change in the firmness and look of your face, you may want to consider this surgery – just be smart about it. And be sure to follow up with natural skincare to keep your face looking younger!
Just like any surgery, it is important that you find an appropriate surgeon with the proper training and certification. There are some offices available performing cosmetic surgeries that do not have the proper licenses or the right to practice at hospitals. You want to make sure you research your options and find an office that is reputable and equipped to handle an emergency situation if necessary. Check references and photos of previous patients. When opting for a face lift, you want to make sure that the result is a natural look that many refer to as “well rested”.
A face lift procedure consists of the removal of excess skin and some fat. An incision is generally made in the hairline from behind one ear to the other. The skin is then separated from the top muscle layer and pulled back. The excess skin is then removed and the skin reattached at the hairline. Because the cut is made within the hairline, the incision is virtually undetectable. You can expect your face to swell and bruise for a few weeks. Because this procedure is quite invasive, the recovery time is much longer than one of the many cosmetic injections.
When making the decision to get a face lift or other cosmetic procedure, make sure you are well aware of the result you can expect. It is easy to be disappointed in the final result if your expectations are not realistic. Although a facelift will change your appearance some, this procedure is not a miracle procedure and should not drastically change your facial appearance.
You must rely on and trust your doctor to ensure you are well taken care of. There are serious complications that may occur with this procedure. Some people have undesirable reactions to anesthesia and a face lift procedure can quickly turn into an emergency situation. Make sure you are confident in your surgeons ability to handle a situation in the rare case there may be one. Ask questions to make sure you fully understand the potential risks of this procedure.
As cosmetic surgery is becoming mainstream, more men have been taking advantage of these opportunities as well. The majority of men who are opting for plastic surgery are business men. In a time where appearance is more important than it has been in the past, many men, as well as women, have gone under the knife to a more youthful look.
If you are still unsure whether or not this is the best option for you, take the time to do some research. Look for local plastic surgeons in your area and visit a few. Make sure you go prepared with a list of questions to help decide if you are ready to take the leap.