Debunking Common Facelift Myths

When patients inquire about facelifts, there are a lot of concerns regarding the procedure. And rightfully so, doing any work to the face can be a very nerve-wracking experience. It’s the first thing that people see, so you want to make sure if you’re getting the procedure done, that it’s done right.

With that said, there are a lot of scary myths out there that have given the facelift a bad rep. We break them all down below and show you why this cosmetic procedure isn’t as scary or invasive as it’s meant to be.

Debunking Common Facelift Myths

Myth: Only Women Get Facelifts

This is a common myth surrounding most plastic surgery procedures but it’s simply not true. While women continue to take the cake for seeking out the most cosmetic procedures, there’s a growing number of men getting them as well, and this includes facelifts. In the last two decades alone, the number of men going in for cosmetic procedures have tripled and those numbers show no signs of declining anytime soon.

Myth: Only Older Patients Get Facelifts

There’s a common misconception that facelifts are reserved for older patients when in reality, younger patients can qualify for the procedure as well. As soon as any patient starts to see signs of aging on their face, they’re able to inquire about the benefits of a facelift. Because of the sophistication of the procedure, there are subtle ways to lift the face and provide age-defying results in younger patients without looking too drastic.

If you’re interested but think you might be too young for a facelift, don’t hesitate to call the McLean clinic today to set up a consultation. They’ll assess your situation and let you know if now is the right time for you. If not, they’ll be happy to recommend other procedures that can give the desired results you’re looking for.

Myth: The Results Of A Facelift Will Look Unnatural

Many patients worry that the results of a facelift will look unnatural. Many fear that the loose skin around their face will be pulled too far back, creating this unnatural tightness around it. Botched jobs like this are possible when patients go to inexperienced plastic surgeons. This is why it’s always important to do your homework before booking a procedure to help avoid situations like this. When done properly, a facelift not only sheds years off your face but the results look natural too.

Myth: The Recovery Period For A Facelift Is Very Long

Contrary to popular belief, the recovery time for a facelift is quite short. In fact, patients are able to bounce back within 1-2 weeks of recovery as opposed to months which is what many tend to believe. The recovery period isn’t long or strenuous and any discomfort can be treated with regular pain medication. For the best results, patients are asked to keep their head elevated as much as possible and asked to avoid any strenuous activity until given the green light by their surgeon. Besides that, patients can expect to go back to their regular routine within a few short weeks of their procedure.

Myth: There’s Only One Type Of Facelift

Saying there’s one type of facelift implies that there’s only one type of face, and obviously, this can’t be true as everybody’s face is different. Every face has unique characteristics about them, from the symmetry to the overall structure. When performing a facelift, the nips and tucks are based on the face’s current structure to help ensure that everything that’s done, compliments that facial shape. Making sure that every facelift is catered to the individual helps ensure that results look natural. If surgeons performed facelifts the same way for everyone, results wouldn’t be as satisfactory and the procedure wouldn’t be nearly as popular as it is.

Myth: I Can Achieve The Same Results With Other Non-Invasive Procedures

It’s true, there are a lot of incredible non-invasive face procedures on the market right now. Thanks to the technological innovation in the industry, your face can see a lot of impressive results without going under the knife.

With that said, no matter how much work you get gone — there’s only so much these procedures can do. And depending on the results you want to see, getting a facelift may be the only thing that can fulfill those aesthetic desires for you.

During your consultation at McLean Clinic, their talented team will sit down with you and go over the desired results you’re looking for. Based on that, they’ll walk you through the different facial procedures available at their clinic, both surgical and nonsurgical, and see which one is best for you.

April 12, 2019
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