Facelift surgery or rhytidectomy is an overly popular cosmetic surgery procedure with more than 130, 000 facelifts performed in the United States during 2016. No other treatment can provide more drastic results when it comes to reversing the typical signs of facial aging.
A facelift is a standard surgical procedure that makes a face tighter and smoother by lifting the face and neck skin with the underlying muscle.
There are many myths s surrounding this medical procedure that are invalid and misleading.
Here is the truth about several myths and topics:
Results look fake
Media loves when something fails. And nothing is more interesting than covering a bad plastic surgery. You probably saw some awful results in the cover of a tabloid while waiting in the grocery shop.
First, lets us consider this: the individual involved in those types of cases was probably going for some extremely unnatural results and underwent a series of surgical procedures, often against the advice of their plastic surgeons.
A facelift is only for old people
“Right age” for a facelift is a myth. While the normal aging process causes facial skin and underlying muscle to loosen a sag over time, the net effects of such aging can occur at any age.
Early onset aging can be caused by some factors including a history of smoking cigarettes, sun exposure or merely neglecting to take care of the skin. Sometimes, younger patients can also benefit from a mini facelift procedure. This is a modified facelift technique that is less invasive and provides a natural-looking lift in the lower face and neck area.
There’s only one type of facelift
No two faces are the same — symmetry, skin and lots of other elements that can be repeated in nature.
Also, genetics plays a huge part. Some people have distinct aging symptoms and goals regarding the final result. There are many different types of facelift techniques, each differing in how they reverse facial aging. There are some tremendous non-surgical facial rejuvenation options using lasers or dermal fillers and Botox. Some patients can benefit from combining a facelift with complementary procedures like eyelid surgery or fat transfer.
A facelift is only for Women
Man and women equally experience aging issues, and both genres can benefit from facelift surgery. Male facelift procedures have increased 20% since 2000, while demand for female facelift showed no significant growth over the same period. In 2016 around 12,000 facelift procedures were performed on men. 9% of all facelift procedures are done in the United States during 2017.
Recovery is long and painful
Facelift procedures, like any other surgery, requires some time away from the public eye. Many patients will return to work and normal activities after two weeks. Downtime is based on the general quality of the healing process and overall body health. Post- procedures pain is typically limited to the first couple of days immediately following the procedure and can be managed through ice, elevation and prescribed medications.
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