Thousands of people every year choose to undergo a facelift procedure in order to regain a youthful look. If you’ve ever thought about getting a facelift but aren’t quite decided about it then below are five facts you should know.
1. A facelift is one of the best ways to eliminate wrinkles from the face
Many people now opt for injectable treatments to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. Although this is certainly a viable option, injectable treatments must be performed regularly to maintain the positive effects. A facelift on the other hand, provides a long term solution.
2. The results of a facelift last for approximately ten years
A very common question that facelift surgeons are asked is how long the results of a procedure will last. This of course depends on the patient and is affected by genetics, weight gain, lifestyle etc. However for a healthy person with good genetics, the results of a facelift can last for 10 years or more.
3. Fillers are often used to achieve proper fullness
Because the skin is pulled upwards in a facelift procedure, it can sometimes causes the cheeks to look a little bit sunken and lifeless. If this is the case then dermal fillers are used to add fullness and provide a more natural look.
4. Most people are able to go back to resume their normal routine after a couple of weeks
For the first week or so after a facelift, you must give yourself time to recover and avoid any exertion. However after a couple of weeks, most people find they’re able to return to most, if not all their daily activities, including work.
5. It can take up to a year to see the final results of a facelift
Although it certainly doesn’t take a year before you recover from a facelift, it can take that long for everything to heal completely. Usually after a month or so, the changes you’ll notice will be very subtle – for example, your incision scars continuing to heal.
If you’re interested in a facelift then get in touch and we can schedule a consultation for you with Dr Constantine.