5 Myths About Getting A Facelift

A facelift is a popular cosmetic procedure and intended to give the face a more youthful appearance. The procedure requires general anesthesia and involves pulling back a flap of skin on both sides of the face and removing excess skin. If you are thinking about getting this procedure, you should educate yourself about it.

Here are some common myths about getting a facelift.

Only Women Get Facelifts

It is true that many facelift patients are women. Many women want to look younger than their years. However, women are not the only ones who are concerned about reducing the signs of aging. Many men also want to achieve a younger-looking appearance by getting a facelift. 

Facelifts Are Just Intended for Older Adults

Many people assume that facelifts are just for older adults. After all, why would you need the procedure when you are younger? However, people can age at different rates. Some people in their 40s, for example, may develop wrinkles faster than their peers and feel self-conscious. They may decide to get a facelift to look younger.

The Results Will Last Forever

The results of a facelift are long-lasting, but they are not necessarily permanent. Your skin will keep aging, even if you do get the procedure. Before you get the procedure, it is important to have a realistic mindset of your results.

You Will Look Fake

Some people are reluctant to get a facelift because they're afraid the result will look too unnatural. They don't want to make it obvious that they got plastic surgery. However, if the facelift is performed by a skilled plastic surgeon, your results should be natural. Instead of looking fake, you will look younger and more refreshed.

A Facelift Doesn't Leave Scars

A facelift involves making incisions in the skin, so it will naturally leave scars. However, a skilled plastic surgeon can make incisions in inconspicuous areas, like underneath hair. Your scars will get lighter as time goes on, but they won't completely go away. Your plastic surgeon may recommend a topical product to help the scars fade faster. 

As you can see, there are quite a few misconceptions about getting a facelift. If you are still interested in getting a facelift, you should schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon to talk about your goals. A skilled surgeon can tell you more about the procedure and determine if you're a good candidate.

Contact a plastic surgeon to learn more about facelift surgery.