There are many reasons when facelift surgery makes sense but there are a lot of misconceptions about this type of cosmetic surgery.  If you live in Tampa, you have likely been exposed to the damaging rays of the sun.  This causes premature aging in many people and a facelift is one way to counteract the damage.  So what are the myths surrounding facelift surgery?  Are these valid concerns or just based on incorrect information?

Myth: Facelift Surgery makes the Patient look Unnatural

This is one of the most common misconceptions but has some basis in fact… provided you go back over 20 years to find the fact.  When first introduced, facelift surgeons often over-corrected, that is they tightened the facial skin and underlying muscles beyond what would ever be recommended today.  The fear was that over time, a facelift would not last.  The reality is that most patients that have a facelift, never have to undergo another one.  If done correctly, the muscles and skin are tightened enough to help the patient look younger, but not so much that they appear to be “plastic” or unnatural.

Myth: Facelift Surgery requires a Long Recovery Time

The surgical procedures today are far less invasive, yet offer many of the benefits of the older, more traditional surgeries.  In the past, a facelift involved numerous incisions along the hairline, above and behind the ears in order to stretch the muscle and skin in multiple directions.  However, there are some innovative procedures today that require only a couple of small incisions to allow the plastic surgeon access to the primary facial muscles.  The Simplicity Facelift is one such procedure that tightens the face to provide a naturally younger look, but requires only 4 to 5 days of recovery time.

Myth: Only Women get Facelift Surgery

While women have scheduled the majority of facelift procedures over the past years, men are now the fastest growing segment of facelift patients.  More men are getting facelift surgery as they realize that looking younger is an asset in the business world.  Plus, it is more socially acceptable for men to seek treatments that enhance their appearance.  Men can benefit as much as, if not more than, women from this surgery.  The reason being is that men tend to be in the sun more frequently than women and also do not usually take the same precautions to protect their skin in their youth.  A facelift can help a man look naturally younger and more vital.

Myth: All Facelift Surgery Procedures Provide the Same Benefits

Many people hear the words “facelift surgery” and assume that this term describes one type of procedure.  The reality is that there are many different ways to perform a facelift and not all offer the same advantages.  Some treatments that claim to provide tighter skin are no more than facial treatments that work temporarily on the outer layer of skin.  True facelift surgery requires surgery to tighten the underlying muscles of the face, as well as the dermal layers to give the best results.   Yet not all surgery is done in the same manner.  Make sure that you inquire as to the details of how the facelift will be performed before you schedule any surgery.  At the Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, you can schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Dominic> to find out if a facelift is right for you and get all the information you need to make an informed decision.

Myth: All Plastic Surgeons Offer Excellent Facelift Surgery

There are many different types of facelift surgery in the Tampa market, and there many plastic surgeons as well.  Not all are as well qualified or as well versed in facelift surgery as Dr. Dominic M. Castellano of Elite Facial Plastic Surgery.  Dr. Dominic is board-certified and has many years of experience in facial plastic surgery.  He specializes in the Simplicity Facelift that will lift both the skin and muscle to provide a permanent facelift that will help a patient look younger and yet still entirely natural.

If you are interested in finding out if a facelift procedure is right for you, please contact the Elite Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Dominic. Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility staffed with a medical team well trained in facial cosmetic surgery and injectable procedures.  Call today to schedule your complimentary visit or go to our website for more information.

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