In this post, we’ll wrap up our FAQs about facelifts by tackling the rest of the questions you’ve wanted answers to, but were afraid to ask.

I really want a facelift, but I am so nervous about the idea of surgery. Do you have any recommendations?

It is normal to be nervous. Ease your anxiety by getting more educated about facelifts. Talk to other patients that have had facelifts. Ask to see before and after photographs. Take advantage of the consultation appointment and ask questions, discuss your treatment options and only agree to a plan when you feel comfortable.

What is the difference between a “traditional facelift” and a “facelift”?

The terms are synonymous. A facial plastic surgeon may use “traditional facelift” if they offer several types of facelifts. A traditional facelift rejuvenates the lower third of the face, the jawline and the neck area. It is a good option for those that have ample neck laxity and loose, hanging skin and prominent jowls.

Will all of my wrinkles be eliminated?

A facelift restores a more rested and youthful appearance. It does not completely eliminate all wrinkles. Jowls, loose neck and facial skin will be significantly smoother and improved. If you are concerned about crow’s feet and furrowed brow wrinkles, ask your facial plastic surgeon about additional treatments.

How much younger will I look after a facelift?

Typically, patients look five to 10 years younger.

What other procedures are often performed with a facelift?

A facelift may be performed in conjunction with eyelid surgery, forehead lift, chin augmentation, facial resurfacing or liposuction.

What is a mid-facelift?

A mid-facelift addresses the cheek and lower eyelid area. Underlying muscle and fat are repositioned. Excess skin is removed.

The re-draping of the skin improves the nasal furrows and restores a more youthful appearance.

What is a mini-facelift?

A mini-facelift is less invasive than a facelift. It may focus on one particular area of the face or may reduce minor sagging around the cheeks, jawline and neck. The results are less dramatic. A mini-face lift may be better suited for patients with early signs of aging and mild skin laxity.

I am in the process of losing weight. Should I wait until I reach my goal before having a facelift?

If you are within five to 10 pounds of your goal, you probably do not need to wait. If you are planning on losing significantly more weight than this, it might be best to delay the procedure.

Are there less invasive alternatives that deliver similar results?

There are less invasive options with minimal downtime and less cost. However, these will not give the same, dramatic results.

We welcome you to contact our office to schedule your complimentary consultation. We will discuss your individual concerns about the facelift procedure or outline alternative options for less invasive procedures.

Please call us to schedule your personalized, complimentary consultation at 215-503-3223.

Source: Facial Plastic Surgery Today

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