How Do I Know If a Facelift Is Right for Me?
The plastic surgery industry is constantly innovating. This can be a great thing— it means there’s an option out there that fits you best. However, it can also be overwhelming if you have a particular goal in mind but don’t know which option you want to pursue. When it comes to facial rejuvenation, there are more options than ever. If you’ve been looking at your options, then you likely know that the facelift is the gold standard in facial rejuvenation. Here are some things to consider when looking at whether the facelift is right for you.
You’ve tried non-surgical options
One of the best ways to combat early signs of aging is through non-surgical treatments. These include wrinkle-erasing injectables like Botox and dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane which can help treat wrinkles and restore a youthful profile. Chemical peels and other skincare can help boost your skin’s restorative functions and remove dead skin cells through chemical exfoliation. Although these can be effective options, they can require multiple treatments to keep up your results. Also, non-surgical options can only be effective to a certain point. Once they fail to treat all of your concerns, a facelift may be a more effective option.
You have sagging skin
One significant sign of aging is sagging skin around the face. As we age, the volume in our faces moves downward. Most often this requires surgical correction. This is where the facelift excels. One important step in this procedure is tightening the skin of the lower and middle face and trimming away any excess. This allows for definition of the jawline. In most cases, it’s impossible to achieve these results with non-surgical procedures alone, meaning you’ll benefit most from a facelift.
Your neck is giving away your age
As we begin to age, it is generally our necks that give it away. A facelift includes a neck lift. The muscles of the neck are tightened. Fat is removed and the skin is pulled snugly to give a profile that will make even your younger friends jealous.
You’re healthy enough for surgery
Although the facelift is one of the best options available, it’s still a surgical procedure. That means it might not be for everyone because it requires some incisions and downtime. If you have any medical conditions or are above a certain age, you may need to be cleared by your physician or consider other options.
You’re ready for downtime
Non-surgical treatments generally mean you can return to your regular schedule right away. Because the facelift is a surgical procedure, however, it comes with some downtime— especially since it’s common to feel uncomfortable going out in public for one or two weeks after surgery. You’ll need to be prepared to rest and recover for a period of time. Although you’ll likely be focused on your great results, it’s highly important to follow Dr. Shaddix’s instructions and make sure your investment turns out the way you want.
You want long-term results
A facelift can take as much as ten years off of your facial profile, as well as rewind the process of aging going forward. Unlike non-surgical treatments which offer short-term rejuvenation, a facelift produces permanent results. If this is your goal, then the facelift is your best option.
Schedule a Consultation
The facelift is an excellent option for effective facial rejuvenation. To begin discussing your options and how you can benefit, contact our Pensacola office by calling or filling out our online form. Dr. Shaddix can recommend your best options during a private consultation.