Non-invasive procedures, such as BOTOX® and Juvederm® injections, continue to be popular. People turn to these non-surgical procedures because they want to maintain their youthful appearance. However, there reaches a point where non-surgical procedures can no longer provide the desired results. When this happens, people start to look to cosmetic surgical procedures, such as a facelift.
Facelifts are very popular. In fact, it is estimated that in 2012, more than 125,000 individuals had this procedure done. One of the reasons for its popularity is that it can produce results that last for years as opposed to the results that only last a few months with non-invasive procedures. Of course, getting this surgery is a big deal, and so it is good to be as informed about facelifts as possible.
The first question a person should ask themselves is whether or not they are a good candidate for the procedure. There is no age limit or profile that determines who is the best candidate for a facelift. Certain factors, such as overall health, emotional health and the condition of a person’s skin, will determine how good the end result of their procedure will be. Additionally, individuals who heal faster are the best candidates.
A second question to ask is, “How long will the surgery and recovery take?” The answer to this question will depend on multiple factors. Recovery and surgery time varies from person to person.
A third question, and probably the most important question, is, “How will a facelift change your appearance?” Again, this is going to differ from person to person. However, in general, it leaves you looking younger, but it does not leave you looking operated on. When a person has a good facelift, they look natural and as if they have had nothing done.
In most cases, the healing process after a facelift is uneventful. Individuals who smoke are at a higher risk of complications. For this reason, it is recommended that a smoker stops smoking in the weeks leading up to and in the weeks following their facelift.
The reason why facelifts have been popular for decades is because they work. Thanks to modern technology, our skilled surgeon at Carolina Plastic Surgery can mold your face into the best version of you possible. Visit our office in Fayetteville, North Carolina to learn more about how this procedure can help you look years younger. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.