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4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Having a Facelift

A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, can effectively reduce signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging. Here are the top four questions to ask yourself before determining if this face surgery is right for you.

As we age, gravity takes its toll on our appearance, weighing down on the different areas of our face. Luckily, cosmetic facial surgery, such as a facelift, can help combat such gravitational effects and reduce signs of aging, including: 

  • Sagging
  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Loss of elasticity
  • Age spots

Considering cosmetic face surgery? Working with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the most effective way to ensure you get safe and incredible, natural-looking results from your facelift procedure. 

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At our Kelowna private hospital, our team of board-certified plastic surgeons offer a range of cosmetic procedures, including cosmetic face and breast surgery, such as facelifts and breast augmentations. In addition, we also offer orthopedic surgery procedures, including shoulder and foot/ankle procedures, to help you achieve all your aesthetic and health goals. 

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Is a Facelift Right for You? 4 Questions to Ask Yourself 

Are you starting to feel concerned about signs of aging, such as wrinkles or sagging? With ongoing advances in aesthetic medicine, more people than ever are turning to cosmetic surgery to help them rejuvenate their appearance and turn back the clock.

A facelift is widely considered to be the gold-standard treatment for comprehensive facial rejuvenation because it helps treat loose, saggy skin and is designed to reconstruct a more youthful contour along your face, jaw, and neck. 

However, even with its potential benefits, making the decision to have a facelift isn’t one you should take lightly. Here are some questions to ask yourself before making the decision: 

What Flaws Are You Looking to Correct? 

Before you make the decision to undergo a facelift, it’s important to define which areas of your face you would like to correct. For example, you may want to: 

  • Get rid of sagging jowls 
  • Improve your jawline 
  • Lift droopy eyelids 
  • Eliminate fine lines and wrinkles

During a consultation, your plastic surgeon can help you find clarity on your aesthetic goals and expected outcome, to ensure you make the right decision. 

What Is Your Primary Motivation? 

Your underlying motivation for wanting a facelift should not be confused with your aesthetic goals. Although these factors may be interrelated, they are still distinct, and they should be weighed separately if you want to make a decision that is best for you. 

Any cosmetic surgeon will tell you that you should not get a facelift to: 

  • Please your spouse 
  • Fit in better with your peers
  • Completely transform your appearance 

In addition to this, facelift surgery should not be considered as a response to a life event, such as a divorce or job loss. 

Who is happiest with their decision to get a facelift? Individuals who are most satisfied with their decision to get a facelift are those who have been thinking about getting one for some time and are doing it for themselves. 

Is Your Body Still Changing or Growing? 

More young people than ever are turning to aesthetic medicine as a form of prevention, using cosmetic surgery to stop the signs of aging before they even appear. If you are interested in having any type of face surgery to address the change you envision in the future, you must remember that a facelift is far less effective if you are still growing and developing. 

If your body weight has been steadily increasing or declining, you shouldn’t seriously consider any type of cosmetic surgery until your body weight has been stable for at least one year. 

Do You Have Time to Recover Properly? 

While every individual heals at a different rate following facelift surgery, you should still expect the recovery period to take approximately two weeks. If your life is hectic and you cannot be away from work for at least 2-3 weeks, then you should consider putting off your facelift until you are less occupied, or until you have enough vacation time to focus solely on yourself. 

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