3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Getting A Face Lift

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Is it too soon to get a face lift? What will my family say? My friends? My co-workers? Will I look “unnatural” and “plastic-y”? Or will I look fresh and rejuvenated?

If you’ve found yourself asking these questions, you’re not alone! Many patients feel unsatisfied with sagging skin, wrinkles, and/or various signs of aging. However, they are unsure what surgical or non-invasive options is right for them. Not every treatment is a good fit for every issue, so picking the right procedure is incredibly important! For example, a face lift in Orlando may be too aggressive for a few crow’s feet, but Botox may be underwhelming for excess sagging skin. If you’ve begun to consider a face lift, ask yourself the following questions below to confidently make the best decision for you: 

1) Do you know what exactly a face lift is?

Sure, a face lift is a great way to diminish wrinkles and droopy skin, but what does it entail? In other words, how does face lift surgery actually shed years off of patients? A standard face lift entails incisions around the temples, ears, and behind the ears, allowing your surgeon to minimize and reposition deeply-rooted facial tissue.

Excess flesh is removed as well, followed by excess skin. The remaining skin is then strategically positioned over its newly-formed, firm foundation. The skin covering the face is, as a result, notably smoother than the skin that was previously covering it. Note: Standard face lifts typically apply this procedure to the full face and neck. Contrastingly, mini face lifts generally apply this procedure strictly to the lower jaw and cheeks.

2) Do you know what exactly the implications of a face lift are?

So, what can you expect from your face lift results? Since sagging skin and wrinkles are a direct product of aging, you can bet that a face lift can make a patient look years younger.

Furthermore, talented plastic surgeons ensure that the patient’s skin looks strong and voluminous, rather than strained and artificially tight. Ultimately, going to the right surgeon can mean that a face lift can transform you into an undeniably more polished, radiant you.

3) Have you thoroughly thought through this, or are you making a spur of the moment decision?

Regardless of what plastic surgery procedure you choose to undergo, the most important thing is making sure that you’ve thought long and hard about the pros, cons, and costs associated with it, and are committed to making this change to your body. It’s easy to return a shirt that you bought on impulse, but your face is a different matter altogether. Our face lift patients are always thrilled with the results of their surgery, but we do encourage them to make sure they’re committed to the change before going under the scalpel.

When searching for the signs you need a face lift, be sure to research and understand the risks and complications associated with this procedure. Getting a face lift can be life changing in a great way, and if you’re interested in learning more about a face lift in Orlando, schedule a consultation with our chief plastic surgeon, Dr. Z, to discuss your thoughts, questions, and concerns.