We’ve all seen the terrible tabloid photos of celebrities with bad facelifts or even caught popular TV shows breaking down botched procedures, but what is the truth about facelift procedures? We’re here to get down to the facts and clear up some of the myths about facelift procedures.
- Facelifts look fake
In most cases, those bad facelift surgeries were done against a surgeon’s recommendations or were the result of several plastic surgeries for extreme results. Dr. Foster wants your facelift to look as natural as possible. He has years of experience and has demonstrated precision with hand and microsurgery ensuring that every detail is meticulously handled. And while every patient is different, Dr. Foster is dedicated to listening to you and working with you to obtain the result you desire.
- Botox does the same thing
While Botox can deliver short-term results, you’ll achieve much better and longer-lasting results from facelift surgery. If you’re looking to avoid surgery however, Dr. Foster can recommend other fillers or injectables during a consultation.
- Only women get facelifts
While facelifts and plastic surgery overall has historically been more popular with women, it is a lot more culturally acceptable for men to take part in nowadays. Many men are interested in procedures that will make them look younger to give them a competitive edge in the workforce or simply just because they want to. Modern facelift techniques have given men the opportunity for a younger look by restoring their masculine features such as a chiseled jawline and prominent cheekbones.
- Results are permanent
Unfortunately, no cosmetic procedure stops the aging process entirely. However, your facelift should still give you results that last for years. Here are some factors that impact the longevity of the results:
- Lifestyle choices
- Alcohol and tobacco use can negatively affect your skin and age you prematurely.
- Eating healthy and staying hydrated helps to maintain your skin’s elasticity over time.
- Sun exposure
- Regularly using a sunscreen that’s 30 SPF or higher helps to minimize sun damage to keep your skin looking healthy and young.
- Weight changes
- Dramatic weight gain or weight loss can affect the elasticity of your skin, altering the effects of a facelift.
We hope that helps clear up some common misconceptions about facelift surgery. If you’d like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Foster, call our office today at 203-577-6550.