Facelifts are incredibly common in today’s society. The stigma associated with plastic surgery is long faded, and people can not only feel free to talk about their facelifts but even show off their results and post about them on social media.

However, many people who are interested in receiving facelifts still worry about how they will look afterwards. Many are afraid that they will look like they’ve had work done and that their results will look pulled back, severe, and dramatic.

If you have apprehension about getting a facelift, it’s important to know the truth about the procedure.

The Truth About Facelifts

The truth about facelifts is this: Medical science has come a long way since facelifts first received negative publicity in the news. The techniques involved in facelifts have changed so much, and the old ways of performing the procedure have been shrugged off in favor of new standard methods.

The result of this? Facelift patients no longer experience that pulled-back look that used to show up in celebrity gossip magazines. Instead, the results of facelifts are now much subtler and more natural-looking.

Instead of looking at the past, it’s time to learn more about the present. Let’s discuss the benefits of contemporary facelift procedures.

The Benefits of Modern Facelifts

No one is free from the effects of time and aging, and as gravity begins to take its toll on the body, the skin starts to sag. Deep lines appear in the skin of the face. Fine lines, wrinkles, and drooping skin can give an individual a dull, fatigued appearance. A change in appearance like this can feel daunting and demoralizing.

This is where facelifts come in. Facelifts give people the chance to look youthful and vibrant again. Your facelift procedure will be customized to meet your specific requirements from the surgery.

A modern facelift can do the following:

  • Get rid of sagging skin and tighten the remaining skin
  • Smooth away age lines, wrinkles, and folds
  • Restore smooth and vibrant skin that makes you look and feel younger
  • Remove excess fat to improve the overall shape of your face
  • Treat any issues relating to the jawline, including jowls that make you look older and out of shape

Ideal Facelift Candidates

Not everyone can get a facelift. Ideal candidates for the procedure are people who have no history of underlying diseases and do not suffer from major allergies, especially to any compound used during the procedure.

Smokers are also not ideal candidates for this procedure. Smoking negatively affects the health of the skin. This in turn makes the recovery process from a facelift procedure much more difficult and protracted.

If you are a smoker and are interested in a facelift, it will be recommended that you quit smoking for several weeks leading up to the procedure. Avoiding smoking during the recovery period will also be vital.

Find Out More by Speaking with a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

The best way to learn more about facelifts is by speaking with board-certified plastic surgeons Doctors Matthew Romans and Jeremy Silk during a consultation. Contact our office today to set up your informative and helpful consultation.