Although the facelift is one of the oldest plastic surgery procedures, there are still some common myths and tropes about it and the patients that pursue it. The truth is that the facelift is one of the most effective facial rejuvenation methods available. Here are some common misconceptions to dispel as you consider your options.
You need to be over a certain age to get one
The truth about this statement is that there is no limit on who can get a facelift when it comes to age. In fact, trends are showing that many patients are pursuing facelifts at younger and younger ages, hence the popularity of the mini facelift. Because everyone ages at different rates and because of different causes, there’s no hard and fast rule about being over a certain age. As a general rule, patients that are beginning to show signs of aging can benefit from facelift techniques.
It freezes your face in place
Although there are some notorious examples of facelifts gone wrong, plastic surgery techniques are constantly evolving. The facelift and the aging process are much better understood than they were a few decades ago, and you may even know someone who has secretly had a facelift. Most board-certified facial plastic surgeons now practice techniques that produce subtle, natural results that reflect a younger version of yourself. For this reason, you should always screen your plastic surgeon’s credentials and prior results to see whether they can achieve the natural results you want.
Non-surgical treatments are just as good
Non-surgical treatments can be a great option for some patients, but in most cases, it can’t beat the deep rejuvenation that accompanies a facelift. One of the most important steps of a facelift is tissue repositioning and muscle tightening, which can restructure the contours of the face. Although some non-surgical treatments can be effective at smoothing wrinkles, they can’t accomplish the long-term results of a surgical facelift. In some cases, a facelift can remove a decade or two from the facial profile. However, many patients still benefit from a combination approach to facial rejuvenation.
The facelift can be one of your best options when it comes to rewinding signs of aging and refreshing your look. To see what facelift options are available to you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Salzman by calling or filling out our online form.