Myths and Facts About Facelifts

Are you thinking about getting a facelift, but upon doing some research you become overwhelmed by the amount of information you’re finding? Is some of that information leading you to wonder if you’re even a good candidate for a facelift? The idea of undergoing surgery can be daunting on its own, and even more so when you’re faced with conflicting search results. In this blog, we discuss the facts about facelifts and bust some common myths.

Busting the myths

Your face will look unnatural

Technology makes great advances in short periods of time. So while your older friend may have gotten a facelift years ago that left him/her looking “fake”, that won’t be the case now. At DiGeronimo MD Advanced Plastic Surgery, Dr. DiGeronimo makes sure that you look like your natural self, just years younger. Newer techniques, like the ones used at our office, involve a multilayer approach instead of stretching just the outer layer of skin. This allows for more customization for each individual client, and you’re left with a natural — not plastic — look.

You’ll be left with unsightly scars

When done by a professional, board-certified plastic surgeon, your facelift won’t leave you with unsightly scars. Incisions are made along your hairline, by the naturally occurring creases between your ears and your face. With proper aftercare, those incisions will heal nicely, and any scarring will be minimal. 

Facelifts will also fix your eyelids

This is understandably a common misconception, since your eyes and brows are part of your face. However, facelifts typically involve just the lower two-thirds of your face — your cheeks and jawline. This is due to the vastly different anatomy of the skin, tissues, and muscles around your eyes. Oftentimes, people will opt for getting a brow lift or an eyelid lift at the same time as a facelift, but they’re actually getting two different procedures done during the same operation.

You must be a certain age to get a facelift

While facelifts are more commonly gotten by people ages 50 and up, younger people are also able to undergo the procedure. Everyone ages differently, so one person who’s in their 40s may look younger than someone else who’s in their 40s. Similarly, someone who’s in their 50s may look younger than someone in their 40s. No matter your age, it’s important to talk to your plastic surgeon and discuss a procedure that’s best for you.

Facelifts will stop aging in its tracks

Facelifts are a great option for looking like a more youthful version of yourself, but they unfortunately don’t stop you from aging. A proper facelift done by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. DiGeronimo will have you looking younger for years to come, though your skin will still age with you. Don’t lose hope! There are things you can do to keep your results in tip top shape, including staying out of the sun, maintaining a healthy diet and stable weight, and keeping consistent with a good quality skin care routine.

If you’re ready to take years off of your appearance, schedule your consultation with Dr. DiGeronimo today by giving us a call or requesting an appointment online. Rejuvenating your appearance is now easier than ever with DiGeronimo MD Advanced Plastic Surgery.

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