Considering a Facelift? 5 key things you need to know

Considering a Facelift - 5 key things you need to know

If traditional non surgical treatments just aren’t cutting it anymore, and you are still seeking the elixir of youth, why not consider a surgical face lift to make you look radiant again?

Here at Constantine Plastic Surgery, Dr Constantine has an exception record in the provision of first class plastic surgery procedures. As a previous resident at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX, one of the most prestigious and well respected plastic surgery training programs in the world, and a graduate of the Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship at the renowned Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital in New York City, his excellence in aesthetic surgery is second to none.

If you are considering a facelift, read on to find out more about the procedure and how Dr Constantine can help you to realize your facelift dreams.

What is a facelift?

Clinically known as rhytidectomy, Facelift surgery is  a procedure used to reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging.  The surgery itself can help to reverse the harmful effects of time and exposure to the elements. Your facial plastic surgeon will lift and tighten the underlying muscles of the face and remove excess pockets of fat and skin that can contribute to an aged, tired appearance, resulting in a younger and more vibrant appearance.

Deciding to undergo cosmetic surgery of any kind, is a big decision and you should feel confident that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision before you commit to surgery.

Thinking of a facelift?  Consider the following facts before you commit to surgery.

  1. Finding the right surgeon is the key element in successful facelift procedures
    Finding a surgeon who is not only well qualified and extremely experienced is important, but feeling that you trust them and have confidence in the end results is of equal importance.
    A certified plastic surgeon will have needed to complete a residency program at a reputable agency and then have passed several examinations given by other certified surgeons. The whole process takes many years of training and education, even after completing medical school.  If your doctor doesn’t have certifications, he is not qualified to undertake the work for you.
    Dr Constantine is a highly educated and incredibly skilled surgeon.  He has even contributed to numerous papers and book chapters on many aspects of plastic surgery including facelift, rhinoplasty, nasal reconstruction, wound healing, body contouring, and facial injectables
  2. It is important to identify the reasons why you feel facelift surgery is right for you
    Between the age of 40 to 60 the aging process makes the face and neck sag. The skin looses elasticity, muscles get weaker and gravity begins to pull it all down. This is the optimum time to opt for a full facelift procedure.  But, this is also the time in our lives when other parts of our appearance start to change with age.
    Having a facelift WILL make your face look firmer and, consequently can help you to look younger.  What it won’t necessarily do is completely change your life or magically transform you back to your twenties. Any surgeon worth his salt will ask you about the motivations behind your facelift surgery.  You will need to consider exactly why you feel surgery is the best option for you, as well as how you will cope with the physical and emotional changes that will come with the procedure.  Your surgeon will want to know that you are undergoing psychical changes for your reasons and not just to please a partner or to feel you conform.  Write a list of reasons why you want to undergo surgery before you meet with your surgeon for the first time.
  3. You need to have clear vision of what you want to achieve from you facelift surgery
    Having a facelift surgically changes the look and feel of your face for years to come.  That it is why it is important that you identify exactly what you want to achieve from the surgery prior to going under the knife.  You surgeon  will be able to discuss the reality of your vision with you at your first consultation.  The best way to ensure that your surgeon really understands your cosmetic surgery goals is to be as clear and precise as you can. You can even take pictures, drawings anything you think will help illustrate your goals.
  4. Without proper preparation, the end result can be very different to what you expected
    If you are expecting your facelift surgery to give you the face of a Hollywood movie star you may be disappointed by the end result.  Every face is different to begin with, meaning everyone will look different after surgery.  The aim is to turn back the clock and help you look years younger, it is not to change the overall look of your face. You will need to be patient too as facelifts can take up to one full year to be completely healed from a facelift and for things to settle in.
  5. You will need to allow yourself plenty of time to heal
    Facial surgery can be traumatic and your body will need some time to recover. Expect to spend about 10-14 days out of the public eye and resting as you will be bruised and swollen.  You will also have drains to contend with.  You should not consider the procedure unless you have the time to spend resting and recuperating, and you have help on help should you need it.

Dr Constantine is one of the most experienced and highly sought after surgeons in Texas.  Speak to him the first instance to establish your suitability for a facelift procedure.

Dr. Fadi Constantine
Published by Dr. Fadi Constantine on April 27, 2017

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