While facelift surgery continues to increase in popularity, there are still many myths and misconceptions circulating about the procedure. In this blog post, The Plastic Surgery Center, a group of experienced and skilled Sacramento plastic surgeons, debunks some of the most common myths about facelift surgery.
Myth #1: The Results Are Permanent
No cosmetic procedure can stop the aging process completely. When expertly planned and performed, the results of facelift can last approximately 10 years. In addition to the skill of the surgeon that performed the procedure, there are a number of factors that affect the longevity of the results:
- Lifestyle choices: A healthy lifestyle leads to healthy skin. Alcohol and tobacco use can have negative effects on your skin and age you prematurely.
- Nutrition: Eating healthy and staying hydrated help maintain your skin’s elasticity over time.
- Sun exposure: Regularly using sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher minimizes sun damage and keeps your skin looking healthy and young.
- Weight changes: Dramatic weight gain or weight loss can affect the elasticity of your facial skin, altering the effects of facelift.
Myth: #2: Facelifts Always Look Fake
One of the most common myths surrounding facelift is that the results look unnatural or obvious. Overly tight skin and a frozen, wind-blown appearance are only the products of a bad facelift. An experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon will ensure that the procedure has a natural-looking appearance. A facelift done by a talented plastic surgeon will shave years off your appearance without making your features look frozen or stiff.
Myth #3: Facelift Is Only for Women
While it is true that the majority of facelift patients are women, more men are undergoing the procedure. Modern facelift techniques give men the opportunity to refresh their appearance while simultaneously maintaining or restoring their masculine features (e.g., chiseled jawline and strong cheekbones). Men who are interested in turning the clock back with facelift are advised to work with a plastic surgeon who has years of experience working with male patients. Looking at the surgeon’s before-and-after photos of male facelift patients can help you visualize the results you can expect.
If you are interested in learning more about facelift or the other facial rejuvenation procedures we offer, schedule a personal consultation with one of our board certified plastic surgeons. Contact The Plastic Surgery Center by calling or sending us an email today.