July 23, 2012

7 Myths About Columbus Face Lift

A face lift can turn back the clock, rejuvenate the face, and has the ability to restore a youthful appearance. The benefits of this procedure are wonderful when performed properly. It can repair loose and saggy skin, tighten the muscles of the face, and improve facial contour.

According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, facelift was the third most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in 2011 next to rhinoplasty and blepharoplasty. The popularity of the surgery has enticed more and more people to know what it can and cannot do. Here are a few myths and facts about the procedure.

Myth: Facelifts are for women only.
Fact: Even men can benefit from facelift. In fact, more and more men are undergoing this procedure in order to look younger and improve self-esteem.

Myth: It does not leave any scars.
Fact: Since it is a surgical procedure, scars are expected. However, based on surgeon’s skills, scars can be strategically hidden by skin folds and creases.

Myth: Only rich people can afford it.
Fact: Paying the whole amount up front can be pretty expensive. Fortunately, financing is available for those who wish to have a facelift and divide the total amount and paying it in monthly installments.

Myth: It creates an unnatural look.
Fact: Contrary to the belief of some people, a facelift can produce a natural look depending on the skills of the surgeon.  At Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery, we can show many before & after facelift photos to show just how natural looking the results can be.

Myth: It is permanent.
Fact: Nothing can stop people from aging. An excellent facelift can last for many years with minimal touch-ups needed at certain times.

Myth: It is only needed by elderly people because of the presence of wrinkles.
Fact: The appearance of wrinkles is not only attributed to age, but also to other environmental factors that can lead to premature aging. Alcohol consumption, smoking, sun exposure, and poor nutrition can all lead to skin breakdown.

Myth: A facelift will make the face age faster.
Fact: The aging process is not hastened by surgery. After the procedure, the face will continue to age at a normal rate.

A successful facelift is a product of excellent communication between patient and surgeon, skills of the plastic surgeon, and realistic expectations by the patient. Consult any of the board-certified plastic surgeons in Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery and express your expectations and goals.

Dr. Timothy Treece, Dr. Susan Vasko, Dr. Robert Heck, Dr. John Wakelin will walk you through the procedure and provide you with information that will help you make an informed decision. Set up an appointment today and look and feel younger through face lift.

Category: Face Procedures, Facelift