Is a Facelift Right for Me?

Facelifts are a popular form of cosmetic surgery that helps patients to regain youthful looks and reverse premature signs of aging such as wrinkles and sagging skin. Here at Gabay & Gottlieb, our professional surgeons and medical practitioners have performed hundreds of facelifts over the last 20 years as well as other procedures like breast augmentation throughout South Jersey. Advances in technology have helped the facelift process evolve, offering excellent results that help to restore confidence in patients as they benefit from regaining their vigor.

Below are five things to consider before making a facelift surgery decision:

Do You Have Non-Surgical Options?

Have your non-surgical options run out? There are many fantastic fillers and neurotoxins available today that can help to enhance the face and neck area. These products are designed to directly target wrinkles, fine lines, and depressions in the face. Have you attended a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon and discussed the various options available? Fillers can help to combat hollowness and Botox procedures or a fantastic place to begin your age reversal process.

Are You Prepared for the Post-Facelift Downtime?

Facelifts require significant downtime. Patients’ can expect to spend around 10 to 14 days resting post procedure. You will be swollen and bruised and will require drains. Will you be able to allocate and full-time to rest and recuperate? Do you have access to a caregiver that can help you out while you rest?

How is Your Current Skincare Regime?

Proper skin care can make a world of difference. Efficiently washing your face and using quality skin care products can make your skin look younger and feel youthful. Patients’ that establish a good skincare routine before facelift surgery often report better results — continuing to use medical grade products after a facelift can prolong a patient’s results.

Facelifts Won’t Last Forever

Patients can expect results to last several years, but they will not last forever. Factors such as skin elasticity, the age at the time of surgery, skin quality, weight loss, weight gain, and genetics all have a part in the longevity of your facelift.

What Are Your Specific Concerns?

It is crucial to work with a board-certified plastic surgeon and discuss any areas of concern, before scheduling a facelift.  A thorough consultation will help you to understand the results that you can expect and the risks involved before making any decisions. If the surgeon doesn’t think that you are the right candidate for a facelift, he will be able to discuss alternatives during your consultation.

For more information and to discuss the various surgical and non-surgical face-enhancing procedures available, as well as other types of procedures including breast implants for those in South Jersey, and other local areas, just browse our site!