5 Reasons to Consider a Facelift

Aging gracefully doesn’t have to mean that you surrender to every wrinkle. If you’re bothered by the aging on your face, you might be a good candidate for a facelift. The surgical procedure also known as a rhytidectomy reduces visible signs of aging in your face and neck so you can look and feel more youthful. 

Read on for just some of the reasons you might want to consider a facelift. To learn more, call Robert A. Guida, MD or schedule a consultation through our website.

You want to look as young as you feel

As you age, a variety of changes unfold in your skin and overall aesthetics, particularly in the facial area. A facelift can help address common areas of concern linked with aging, such as:

You want to feel more confident and authentic

Your face is often the first thing someone notices about you. And in a world infused with selfies and social media, many people find that signs of aging reduce their confidence. While cosmetic surgery won’t address psychological issues that contribute to body image or self-esteem problems, it can help boost your overall confidence. Strong candidates for facelifts have realistic expectations for the procedure and a positive outlook on life. They want to feel lovelier and more authentic.

You want to appear more successful

A study conducted by Johns Hopkins University involving nearly 500 people showed that people who’ve had a facelift are perceived as more successful than those who haven’t. Participants were shown images of 13 women before or after the procedure. Not only were the post-facelift images perceived as healthier, younger, and more attractive, but as more successful—both in their career and personal lives. 

You want natural-looking results

Of the numerous available types of facelifts, Dr. Guida prefers what’s known as a “deep plane,” two-layered face and neck lift combination facelift. This procedure focuses on deep muscle layers in your face and neck, allowing for long-lasting results that appear both youthful and natural. Customized based on your goals, it starts with digital computer imaging that lets you see what you’ll look like after healing. You can also pair this procedure with another, such as laser skin resurfacing, for even more natural-looking enhancements.

You’ve healthfully lost weight

If you’ve healthfully lost excess pounds, you might notice increased sagging of skin and shifting or minimizing of fat in your face. All of this can make for a more aged appearance. A facelift may help you feel more confident and aligned with your improved lifestyle habits. Just make sure that you’re maintaining the weight loss before scheduling the procedure.

You don’t have to live with wrinkles anymore! To learn much more about facelift procedures, contact our office today.

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