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Things To Know Before Undergoing Facelift Surgery

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Things To Know Before Undergoing Facelift Surgery

Have you started noticing aging effects such as cheeks or chin? In case, the changes start affecting your appearance or confidence.

You can consider a facelift. The process is specifically targeted to your appearance. You can get it customized to your specific needs. Here are some important factors you should consider seriously before a facelift:

1. Why should I get a facelift?

If you are considering a facelift, make sure you know what you want. Do you want to look a more relaxed younger you or fail to recognize yourself in the mirror? Most people tend to feel that they don’t recognize themselves. The best way to be happy with a facelift is to do it for yourself. If you get it done under someone’s pressure or for someone else, the results may bother you.

2. Types of Face Lift – What are the options?

A traditional procedure involves a facelift plastic surgeon making an incision in front of and behind the ear. It will result in tightening of skin and muscular layer under the skin. Other facelift surgeries will emphasize on certain areas, such as the cheek/jowl, neck, or forehead.

3. What is the right age for a facelift?

Most people start noticing signs of aging during the early 40s, 50s, and 60s. The procedure can help fuller jowls. It also removes the “marionette lines”. A plastic surgery into your 80s is not safe.

4. Who is a good/bad candidate for a facelift?

It is important to know if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Most people will observe some change after a facelift. However, but some can expect better results. Most doctors recommend patients to start with good bone structure. A facelift can give you defined high cheekbones, strong chin, and a good jawline. The chances of success are low if you have a lot of sun damage. Other problems such as lost elasticity, extra skin from weight loss, or a weak chin can affect the results leading to less success.

5. What to ask a facelift plastic surgeon during a consultation?

Experts usually recommend the patients to ask the following questions during consultation:

– Am I the right candidate from the procedure?

– How much time will I need to take off from work?

– When can I participate in social engagements after surgery?

– I would like to see some “before” and “after” photos of your past patients. Can have a look at these?

– Is it possible to customize the operation to my specific needs?

6. How long do the results a facelift last?

The average facelift procedure lasts about 10 long years. After this period, the face will start to age again. It may also lose some elasticity and natural structure.

7. What should I expect after a facelift procedure?

Your surgeon will prescribe some medication to help tackle any initial pain. It will take just 3 days for you to feel better after the procedure. However, the swelling and bruising will keep you at home and out of work. You may be able to participate in social situations after two weeks.

The doctor will also give you some aftercare instructions for better faster healing and desired results. Due to the time, emotion and money invested in the procedure, your doctor will recommend you to maintain the result. You would be advised to keep your skin in good condition. A special skin care program will also help. Facelift patients should minimize exposure to the sun and use sunblock when going out.

Barjunaid Cadir is a Content Writer in The Weekly Trends, Web Developer, SEO Content Manager, LinkedIn Specialist, Social Media Manager, and a University Researcher at Anadolu University in Eskisehir, Turkey.

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