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Facelifts are a popular cosmetic procedure aimed at addressing loose skin on the face. However, there are several myths and misconceptions surrounding facelift surgery that can lead to confusion. In this blog, we will debunk some of the most common myths about facelifts to provide you with a clearer understanding of the procedure.

Myth #1: Facelifts are only for older individuals

While facelifts are often associated with older individuals looking to reverse the effects of ageing, they can also be beneficial for younger patients. Younger individuals may choose to undergo a facelift to address genetic predisposition to early ageing. Facelifts are increasingly common in the under 50s age group to improve the earliest signs of lower facial ageing around the jawline and neck.

Myth #2: Facelifts result in a tight, unnatural appearance

Modern facelift techniques are designed to produce natural-looking results. Skilled plastic surgeons can tailor the procedure to each patient’s unique facial structure, ensuring that the results are subtle and not overdone. By repositioning loose tissues and tightening the skin, a facelift can create a more youthful looking skin without looking stretched or unnatural.

Myth #3: Facelifts require extensive downtime and recovery

It is useful to think of facelift as having 2 kinds of recovery; a physical recovery and an aesthetic recovery. While some downtime is still required, physically, most patients are able to resume their normal activities within a few weeks of surgery. Aesthetic recovery – to achieve your final cosmetic result is around 6 weeks.

Myth #4: Facelifts are only for women

Facelift surgery is not limited to women; men can also benefit from the procedure. Men may choose to undergo a facelift to maintain their appearance and address any loose skin. The results of a facelift can help men achieve a more rested and healthy look without compromising their masculine features.

Myth #5: Facelift results are permanent

While facelift surgery can produce long-lasting results, it does not stop the natural ageing process. Over time, the skin will continue to age, and additional treatments may be needed to maintain the results of the facelift. However, a well-performed facelift can provide continuing improvements, helping patients look refreshed and more youthful for years to come.

Facelift surgery can be a viable option for individuals looking to address the signs of ageing. By debunking these common myths, we hope to provide you with a better understanding of what facelift surgery entails. If you have any further questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Sophie Ricketts.