When you look in the mirror and start to see problems like a saggy jaw line, droopy eyes, a lot of loose skin around your neck, sagging cheeks and other problems that make you look older, it can be devastating. This can easily lead to you thinking, "Thank goodness for facelifts." However, even though the idea of a facelift may have been the first thing to pop in your mind, you may still have your reservations about actually going through with it. This is especially true if you don't know a lot about the procedure and you have a lot of questions. Reading the popular questions and answers here can help you to decide whether you really want to have a facelift procedure:
Would you make a good candidate to have a facelift procedure done?
The first question you should be asking is if you are even a good candidate. If you aren't, then you'll want to know this right away, so you can either know that it's worth looking into or look for other options that you will be a better candidate for.
There are steps to be taken to find out if you are a good candidate. The surgeon will want to meet with you and discuss things like your reasons for wanting a facelift and any medical conditions you may have. They also want to look at you to determine whether a facelift will correct the specific issues you are concerned about. If they don't feel a facelift is the best way for you to go to achieve what you want, they will offer you alternatives they feel will be best for you and your situation.
What will the consolation be like?
It can be scary going to a consultation with such high hopes. Rest assured, the surgeon will be able to confidently answer all your questions, so you know just what to expect should you go through with the facelift. Also done during the consultation, the surgeon will explain what they would like to do with you, answer your questions about the things they explained, educate you on what you can expect as far as recovery and outcomes and schedule you for the procedure. They can even show you some examples and possibly use a picture of yourself to show you what you would be able to expect after you have the procedure done and have healed.
Will my skin look tight and shiny?
Some people get worried when they think way back to when one famous Olympic athlete had a face lift that left him with very tight and shiny skin. However, that procedure was done a very long time ago and it was done to a serous degree most surgeons wouldn't have taken it to. A lot of medical advancements have been made now and these advancements include being able to give patients a facelift using a much simpler technique that offers much more natural looking outcomes. So, no you won't end up looking that way when you have yours done. Instead, you can look forward to a much more natural looking outcome where people who know you won't be able to tell you had work done, but they will know you suddenly look much more youthful.
Will I need to take time off work?
Yes, you will need to take time off work to have the procedure done and to heal. If you work a simple sit down job then you may only need to take off a couple of weeks. If you have a fairly physical job, then you want to listen to what the surgeon tells you as far as needing more time to heal, as they may want you to give yourself another week or so to fully heal before getting back to work.