Facelifts, more so than any other surgical procedure, are surrounded by a lot of misinformation, myths, and flat out lies. Celebrities like Joan Rivers have become (in)famous for their facelifts, and over the last few decades, more and more patients come to us claiming they understand what a facelift is only to learn that the very opposite is true.
Last year alone, over one hundred thousand patients benefited from the subtle, lasting results modern facelifts can provide. At Farber Plastic Surgery, Dr. Farber and our expert team here to help you truly understand all of the options available to help reverse the signs of aging.
So, here are five of the most common facelift myths and the truth behind them.
1. Facelifts are Only for “Old” People
If there’s one myth that plastic surgeons could stop in its tracks, it’s that facelifts (or any plastic surgery procedure) are only for “old” people. In fact, getting a facelift earlier on in life can be a huge benefit down the line.
Plenty of our facelift patients are in their 40s, seeking to take preventative action towards maintaining beautiful, youthful skin. Age is merely one minor aspect when considering whether a facelift is right for you.
We all have unique facial anatomy, genetics, and lifestyles that play significant roles in how our skin ages. If you’re a younger person interested in a facelift, by all means, it could provide stunning results. Plus, the vast majority of our younger facelift patients experience a shorter recovery period and enhanced results over time.
2. “A Facelift Will Freeze My Face”
There are countless jokes in movies and on TV about “fake” looking plastic surgery gone wrong. At Farber Plastic Surgery, our number one goal is to safely provide you with gorgeous, natural-looking, and long-lasting results.
Thanks to modern surgical techniques and micro-technology, Dr. Farber has more tools than ever to provide substantial anti-aging results subtle enough never to be noticed by coworkers, friends, or family members. We’ve all seen stories about “botched” celebrity plastic surgery, what you may not realize though is that there’s a vast number of celebs (and probably some people you know personally) who’ve benefited from high-quality, unnoticeable procedures.
3. Facelift Recovery Will Be Arduous and Lengthy
As with any surgical procedure, facelifts do require some time for your body to heal. There will be some swelling and soreness, but we’ll do all we can to minimize any discomfort and ensure a smooth recovery. Pain medication helps to get through the initial period, and in as little as two weeks, you should be back to most of your regular activities.
If you follow all post-op instructions and maintain proper elevation and self-care, you’ll be shocked by how quickly you feel back to normal.
4. Facelifts Work By Tightening the Skin
Every facelift is just as unique as you are. We ensure every patient receives a one-of-a-kind treatment plan crafted to compliment your anatomy and goals.
What’s more, modern techniques go far beyond tightening the skin. Your surgeon can use a wide variety of proven methods to adjust and manipulate the micro-muscles beneath your skin, along with addressing surface issues.
Furthermore, if you’re looking for more comprehensive results, we have the option of combining your facelift with a neck lift, eyebrow lift, or blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to provide holistic anti-aging and address nearly any concern.
5. Only Women Get Facelifts
Regardless of gender, we all age. A lifetime of laughing, sun exposure, and countless other factors lead to the break down of collagen and sagging of skin. Today, facelifts help people of all genders feel their very best.
Everyone from CEOs and business executives to stay at home parents can benefit from the boost in confidence a facelift offers. When you look your best, you feel your best–and our expert team is here to help.
If you think a facelift could be right for you, the next step is to schedule an in-person consultation at our beautiful Boca Raton, FL office. To get in touch, please give us a call at (561) 503-2700 or contact us online at your earliest convenience.