17 Nov Considering A Facelift? Here Are A Few Questions You’ll Want to Ask.
Facelifts are once again making a comeback. More than 125,000 facelifts were performed last year, bringing the numbers to a 6% increase since 2011. Facelifts are popular for good reason. Results can be outstanding and last much longer than the minimally invasive procedures, such a Botox and fillers.
Here are a few questions that you may be asking if you are considering a facelift:
1. Would I be a good candidate for a facelift?
Facelifts are very individualized, however, there is no set age or profile for those considering one. The surgeon will, of course, take into account your age, body type and size before proceeding with your facelift.
2. In what way will I look different after my facelift?
The goal of the surgeon, as well as you, should be to have a refreshed, rejuvenated look, rather than a “different” look. What people strive for in a facelift is to look natural, to look as though you have just arrived back from an extended vacation.
3. What are the risks of facelift surgery?
When performed by a well-trained, board certified plastic surgeon, facelifts are inherently safe procedures. As with any surgery, there can be risks associated with it such as infection, bleeding and nerve damage. But, these complications are rare and healing is usually uneventful. The competency of the surgeon you choose will have the greatest effect on your recovery and the risks involved.
4. How long will a facelift last in comparison to fillers?
Fillers definitely have a purpose and they are very good at what they do. They very competently fill in the volume to deflated tissue and are the go to choice for simple facial rejuvenation. They are a great temporary fix for a very real issue that aging creates. However, a facelift will last for years. There are some factors that can alter the length of facelift results, such as the quality of the skin, weight changes and environmental factors.
Today Facelifts and fillers work hand in hand to give the best possible outcome to facial rejuvenation surgery. The aging face will definitely benefit from the use of both treatments done in unison.
5. I’d love to drop some weight, should I wait to do my facelift?
If we are talking about a few pounds, it will not make that much of a difference to wait for your facelift. Ideally, a patient should be in good health, not be abusive to drugs and / or alcohol and definitely not be a smoker.
If you have more than a few pounds to lose, it would be advisable to be at a healthy weight prior to consulting with your plastic surgeon. At this point you and your doctor can discuss the best and most effective option for your build and body type.
Contact Newport Beach Facelift Surgeon Dr. John Park
With any procedure, make certain you are seeing a board certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. John Park to assure you are receiving the utmost in care and knowledge. These surgeons go through lengthy and very specific training requirements to gain their high credentials. Please call (949) 777-6883 today if you’re considering facelift surgery and want to talk specifics.