Factors to consider before a Facelift
Having a facelift can provide amazing results that can take years off your appearance through tighter skin and by smoothing out wrinkles.
It is a serious operation however, with sometimes variable results, and so it is a decision that should be reached with due care and consideration.
Here are some steps to follow if you are considering that route:
1. Make sure you are in the right state of mind
It’s important not to use plastic surgery as a way of changing your emotional state; it’s not a miracle cure and you may find yourself still unhappy after the operation if you already were. If you have gone through a recent divorce or a similar upheaval then it’s a good idea to wait for your emotions to settle rather than treat a physical solution as a psychological cure. When you are feeling content and clear-headed and are still certain about embarking on the procedure then it will be the right time for you.
2. Do your research
This not only includes finding the right surgeon for you but is about understanding the risks, and the likely outcome. Surgeons who have your best interests at heart will be happy to give you a candid explanation of likely results, as well as showing you how other operations have gone. You can check a surgeon’s qualifications through BAAPS, but also feel confident about speaking with a few and using a surgeon you feel you trust.
3. Explore your options
Make sure that when you reach the decision you have considered all the possibilities available to you. Depending on your age it may be that non-invasive procedures would be better suited to update your appearance and that a facelift is a stage beyond that. If you and your surgeon are in agreement that full surgery is right for your face then discuss what option to go for – ranging from a full facelift to a mini facelift or simply a brow lift.
4. Give your decision a bit of time
If you have decided that now is the right time to have a facelift, consider giving the decision a few months to embed. That way you will be 100% certain it’s for you and not the result of a rash decision.