The gold standard for beauty in our culture has always been, and likely always will be, youth. Because beauty is so important to us, it should come as no surprise to see how popular the facelift has become. It is one of the only cosmetic procedures that can actually mimic the appearance of youth in someone who has moved into their more advanced years. There are a number of reasons why you might be considering having the operation, and there is no “wrong reason”. Here, however, are some of the most common reasons people choose to do it.
Nothing works better.
While Botox has its place when it comes to removing and reducing the effects of wrinkles, only a facelift can restore that overall appearance of youth to someone who has moved beyond that stage in their life. There is no cream, lotion, injection, or mask that can do what a plastic surgeon can do in the operating room. If you find someone who is truly a master of the craft, they can turn back the clock on your visage in a way nothing else can.
With something like Botox, the effects will only last for a few months before you have to go back in for another round of injections. That’s not an attempt to disparage the benefits of Botox. Plenty of people have found magic in a bottle with the treatment and it certainly has its place in the cosmetic toolbox. However, when you have a facelift, you are getting something that will retard the aging process as it pertains to your facial features. Will you always look the way you did after the surgery? No, but you will always be approximately ten years behind your natural age, provided you take care of yourself and had the work done by someone who knows what they’re doing.
Complements other work.
A facelift can dovetail nicely with other facial enhancements that can be done at the same time, or in close proximity. For instance, many people may choose to complement their work with blepharoplasty or liposuction around the neck area. Putting these enhancements together can conspire to create an overall standard of renewed beauty that would have been impossible just a few years ago. The best way to move forward with this is to speak to a qualified and experienced surgeon, frankly discuss your problem areas, and find out which techniques and procedures would be most effective in giving you the look you want.
Author: Ed Ardis