Everything You Need to Know About Facelifts

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When considering any means of plastic surgery, for some the process may feel a bit daunting. As we age, one may start to consider if it is worth taking on or if they want to look more youthful. Is it the right thing to do? What is involved? The potential costs of the procedure, as well as the process of choosing the right surgeon. Hence, it is always wise to know the facts when going into a procedure. This can indeed be said of facelift surgery. Therefore, here are some of the best questions to think about before undertaking surgery for this treatment. 

When is the best time to have a face-lift?

As we get older, our skin loses the elasticity and bounce it once had. Collagen is the protein our bodies produce that keeps our skin springy and looking fresh.

While we often convince ourselves that they are laugh lines and due to lack of sleep, the truth is that our deep sunken eyes over time can often be due to a reduction of collagen being reproduced by the body. While facial aging is not uniform, this often happens around our 40’s, 50s and 60’s. While it can’t replace the collagen, facelift surgery, whether mini or full face can bring that fresh look back. 

Hence, if you’re adamant about going forth with the procedure, this can be the best time to think about what is involved in the procedure? When considering any cosmetic procedure, it is rational to explore what it encompasses. This is certainly something to contemplate with those such as a facelift.   

This is because, while broadly referred to as the ‘facelift’, other cosmetic procedures, such as an eye lift or brow lift can be undertaken separately from a full-face treatment. 

A rhytidectomy or meloplasty, as it is professionally called, aims to make the skin around the face more youthful by compressing the tissues in one’s face. This is by surgically tightening them and creating a better tone. With this surgery, excess skin and portions of fat can be removed from one’s facial tissue, making the skin more elasticized.

What is the potential recovery time?

As with any medical treatment, there is going to have to be a period of necessary recuperation for a full recovery.  

Those such as your general physical and mental health, the duration of the surgery, recovery time, as well as common side effects post-procedure, should be discussed with your doctor or surgeon before you decide to go through with the face-lift. 

Risks of having meloplasty:

When it comes to the expenses of having a facelift, this can depend on the individual clinic or surgeon’s fees. This is also why it is good to be cautious and find yourself a reputable surgeon if you intend to undergo the operation. 

A reliable cosmetic surgeon should be focused on asking what you want out of the procedure and inform you of the risks involved. This is where it is wise to be careful of those who are ‘scalpel happy’ and urge extra treatments. Not only should you be happy with what you receive but it can inflate the costs of surgery depending on what is done. 

Costs of a facelift: 

When it comes to the cost of having a facial procedure, it should be noted that, with facelifts being an elective surgery, price can depend on several factors. These can include those such as the surgeon’s fees, anesthesia, medical tests and those such as post-procedure meds.

When it comes to deciding if you want to undergo a facelift, it is best to understand that it is still your choice and that it is important to be prepared for the outcomes of your decisions. 

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