what can a facelift do

If you’re thinking of undergoing facial rejuvenation surgery, it’s important to understand what the facelift can and cannot do. Going into the procedure with unrealistic expectations could leave you disappointed with the results.

Here, we’ll look at what a facelift can do and some of the most common myths relating to the procedure.

What is a facelift?

Facelifts have come a long way since they were first introduced. These days, the procedure delivers more natural-looking results as techniques have developed. Depending on the extent of the procedure, the operation can take between 2 to 5 hours and the general consensus is that it can reset the ageing clock by up to 10 years younger.

There are actually different types of facelifts you can undergo. So, it’s worth researching the different types such as the full, mid-face or lower facelift, to see which best matches your needs.

What is the right age to undergo the procedure?

It is a common misconception that you need to be older to undergo a facelift. Most surgeons recommend having the procedure in your 40s. In your 40s, you’ll have less signs of facial ageing than if you wait until you are older. This means you won’t need such extensive surgery. You will also be able to undergo a revision procedure at some point in the future to maintain the results.

Can you receive the same results from non-surgical injectable treatments?

It’s true that non-surgical treatments such as dermal fillers and wrinkle smoothing injections, can provide great results. However, they aren’t going to give you the same level of results as surgery. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can restore lost volume, for example, but they can’t address addresses loose skin, excess fat or muscle sagging.

What’s more, these non-invasive procedures only provide temporary results. You will need to keep having top-up sessions every six months or so to retain the results.

What limitations does a facelift present?

There are some limitations facelifts present. It isn’t 100% guaranteed that you will achieve the desired results. This is because everyone ages differently. The more severe your signs of ageing, the harder it will be to achieve the optimal results.

Facelifts also aren’t a permanent procedure. While the results may last for many years, you may wish to undergo a second procedure to maintain results. Studies have found that approximately 21% of patients require a revision surgery after five and a half years.

Here, are just some of the facts about facelifts you need to be aware of. While the procedure does produce excellent results in most patients, it is worth being aware of the limitations it presents. The more you know about the facelift procedure, the easier it will be to determine whether or not it is right for you.

To find out more about the procedure, call 02380 764969 to arrange a facelift consultation with Mr Nigel Horlock