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8 Facelift Myths Face the Facts

8 Facelift Myths Face the Facts

More and more patients are choosing facelifts and quicker ‘minilifts‘ every year to reverse the signs of aging.

But as facelifts get more popular, a lot of incorrect information is being spread around the internet regarding this incredible procedure.

So let’s take a look at some of these most common myths, and find out why they’re just that—myths.

1. Everyone can tell you got a facelift.

This boils down to one thing and one thing only—how good was the surgeon who performed your facelift?

Modern facelift procedures conducted by experienced surgeons are designed to look as natural as possible.

It’s important to adjust your expectations when getting a facelift. Instead of saying ‘I want to look exactly like I did 20 years ago,’ go with the mindset that you want to look healthier, refreshed, and happier.

The fastest way to get artificial looking results is to set unrealistically high expectations.

2. Facelift results only last for a few years.

Again, this comes down to the skill of your surgeon.

While a poor facelift may have to be redone in just one or two years, a good facelift will maintain your desired results for up to 12 years.

3. A minilift is always better than a full facelift.

Minilifts are great to correct minor signs of aging, and this type of facelift is popular because it’s quick. But that doesn’t mean it’s right for you.

Later signs of aging like excess skin around the neck or heavy jowls may require a full facelift—that’s why it’s important to consult with an expert surgeon before you make your decision.

A great surgeon will help you make the best choice possible to get the results you desire, not convince you to get the fastest or easiest procedure.

4. Facelift recovery takes months and it’s very painful.

Yes, it’s true that your face is a very sensitive area—so logically a facelift should be very painful and take a while to recover, right? But…

A trained surgeon performs facelifts in a way to minimize both recovery time and pain. That means you should be returning to your normal activities after just a few weeks, and your pain management should be minimal.

It is actually easier on the body then recovering from the very popular breast augmentation procedure.

5. Only vain people get facelifts.

So many surgery patients feel at least a hint of embarrassment when they come in for their consultations—like they’re breaking some sort of law to feel youthful and sexy again.

Let me be clear—there’s absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to feel and look your best. That’s all there is to it.

6. Only women get facelifts.

That’s just not true anymore. More and more, men are making up a sizable percentage of facelift recipients in the US, and for good reason—both men and women benefit from ‘rolling back the clock’ on aging.

So don’t let the stigma of plastic surgery get to you—man or woman, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to look and feel great.

7. Only older people can get facelifts.

Not true. There’s no ‘age requirement’ for facelifts. The only ‘requirement’ is that you’re unhappy with signs of aging on and around your face, and you’re ready to make a change.

8. Facelifts are so easy, any surgeon can do it.

Facelifts are fairly common. But just because something is common doesn’t mean it’s easy to do.

To get the results you want, you need a true expert with years and years of training and experience, and a laser focus on patient care—a doctor driven to get results, someone who takes time to make you feel comfortable and answer your questions.

That means choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon for your facelift is so important to reduce your risk of complications and maximize your results. Dr. Jones is not only board-certified, but also the head of Utah’s State Plastic Surgery Society—which means he adheres to the toughest guidelines of ethics, education and patient care in the state of Utah.

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