Debunking Popular Facelift Myths By Dr. Suzanne Yee on November 19, 2022

Facelift mappingIn the past, people had limited options to treat their aging faces. Things have changed over time, and now there are numerous ways to give your skin a new look. A facelift is among these procedures and a gold standard if you want to rejuvenate your face and restore a natural and youthful appearance.

Modern facelift surgery with us in Little Rock, AR, aims to create a rejuvenated and natural appearance that makes you look like a younger version of yourself. Unfortunately, there are many facelift myths, and some may even scare people away from getting a facelift. This post will debunk the most common facelift myths and misconceptions and offer the truth.

Myth 1: Only Old People Should Undergo a Facelift

Some people may postpone a facelift consultation, thinking they are not old enough to undergo the procedure. Although it takes time for the normal aging process to cause sagging or loosening of the facial skin and underlying muscles, the effects of aging can happen at any time. People have different aging processes.

You may be ready for a facelift procedure if you have: 

  • Signs of aging that a facelift can reverse
  • Good overall health
  • Realistic expectations regarding what the procedure can achieve

If you meet these criteria, you may be a good candidate for a facelift regardless of your age. Our cosmetic surgeon can determine your candidacy during a consultation.

Myth 2: Facelifts Are Only for Women

Everyone—male or female—can undergo a facelift to help them look and feel their best. Everyone experiences facial aging regardless of gender, but a healthy sense of self-confidence can impact an individual's life in profound ways.

Fortunately, the message is now getting through, and more men are asking for a facelift procedure in Little Rock as it can restore a more masculine jawline and eliminate tired, sagging skin.

Myth 3: A Facelift Stops the Aging Process

A facelift restores your youthful appearance. Though you'll look younger than you did before the procedure, a facelift does not stop the aging process altogether. Factors such as genetics, smoking, skin quality, the technique used, and sun exposure may influence the longevity of the facelift results. Results vary among patients, but the procedure's effect can last up to 10 years.

Myth 4: People Won't Recognize You After a Facelift

Some people believe that a facelift lends to an unnatural appearance. A bad facelift may lead to a wind-blown appearance and overly tight skin, but when performed by an experienced, board-certified cosmetic surgeon, results look natural.

The outcome of a facelift performed by a plastic surgeon is a youthful version of you. Our surgeon can shave years off your facial appearance without making your features look stiff or frozen.

Myth 5: One Can Easily Tell You Had a Facelift

Punchlines in pop culture may make you believe that anyone will be able to tell you had a facelift, but a facelift conducted by an experienced cosmetic surgeon gives you a natural look. Many people you’ve encountered have had facelifts, but you likely didn’t realize it.

Rejuvenate Your Face Today

If you’re considering addressing the signs of facial aging with a facelift procedure, but common myths are holding you back, we invite you to speak to our triple board-certified plastic surgeon to clear up any misunderstandings. If you are in Little Rock, AR, or the surrounding region, call us at (501) 224-1044 or contact us online to discuss if a facelift procedure is right for you.

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Dr. Suzanne Yee

Suzanne Yee, MD

Dr. Suzanne Yee is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon in Little Rock, AR, who offers a wide variety of surgical and non-invasive treatments. Dr. Yee is affiliated with several prestigious organizations. Her memberships include:

  • Fellow of American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Fellow of American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow of American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc.
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

To schedule a consultation at our state-of-the-art surgical center, please contact us online or call (501) 224-1044.

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