No one wants to get old. Since mankind’s beginning on this planet, there has been a constant quest for the fountain of youth. The shape of the fountain, the source of the fountain or the location of the fountain has changed throughout time and in different cultures. However, the idea of staying eternally young is a universal constant.
Modern technology has gone a long way in helping people reach their goal of extending their youth, or at least their youthful appearance. The most popular cosmetic procedure when it comes to reducing the appearance of aging is a facelift.
Millions of people around the world have had facelifts. Their goal is to hopefully shave up to 10 years off their perceived age. While the results vary depending on the individual who has the facelift, something that is universally agreed on is that if the procedure is performed by a qualified surgeon and if the patient is healthy enough for the procedure, the results are positive. Patients look younger after this cosmetic surgery.
The number of years younger a person looks is going to vary depending on a lot of circumstances. For example, the way they look before the procedure may have an impact on how much can be done for them during the procedure. There are some underlying facial structural issues with each person’s face that might minimize or improve the results.
Something that research has clearly shown is that when photographs of individuals are taken before their plastic surgery and then taken again after their plastic surgery, their perceived age drops drastically. That being said, in order for a person to get the best results from their plastic surgery, they need to walk into the procedure with their eyes open, so to speak. They need to have a realistic expectation for what the procedure can do for them.
Something else to consider is that the term facelift has become a catchall phrase that encompasses a variety of procedures. A person could have a mini facelift, or they may just have a brow lift. Each of these procedures has a different effect on a person’s appearance, and it will determine how much younger a patient looks.
Something that is true in almost every facelift patient is that after the procedure, they look a lot more vibrant, well-rested and refreshed. A lot of the wear and tear that their face has experienced over the years is removed as they go through this procedure.
The best candidates for a facelift are individuals who are emotionally and physically healthy. Before having a facelift, it is important to have a detailed conversation with our surgeon at The Plastic Surgery Center. Let Dr. Scott explain to you what you should expect from the procedure every step of the way. We have offices in Bradenton and Sarasota. Contact us today to schedule your consultation for a facelift.