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Facelift Timing: How Can You Know You’re Ready?

  • Posted on: Sep 15 2020
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Facelift surgery has been performed around the world for many years. Due to its commonality, as well as a few rocky years of high-profile bad facelifts, this procedure has fallen off the radar to some extent. While people know that they can get a facelift to address the signs of aging, they often don’t consider it right away. Once they begin to wonder if they could benefit from a facelift, they then question if it’s the right time. We understand that it is a big decision to undergo surgical facial rejuvenation and there are several factors to consider before scheduling this procedure. Here, we discuss two of the primary indicators that a facelift may be your best bet.

“I don’t feel like me anymore.”

Let’s face it. We’re pretty attached to how we look. It isn’t that we believe we shouldn’t age beyond our twenties but that we want what we see in the mirror to reflect our true essence. Lines and wrinkles are one thing, but there is much more to aging than a few creases on the forehead or between the brows. When we consult with patients in our friendly Fort Worth office, what we often hear is that they don’t feel like they look like themselves. And that makes them not feel like themselves anymore. This happens because aging often changes the very shape of the face. The jawline looks wider and the cheeks look flatter, diminishing the contours that give the face dimension. By repositioning the tissues that have drooped from the mid-face, a facelift restores the contours that may you look like you.

You’re getting nonsurgical treatment more frequently.

We understand the appeal of injectables. They work quickly and are more affordable at first sight. However beneficial it can be to turn to injectables for natural, subtle improvement in areas affected by aging, there may come a point at which they don’t work as well as they once did. It isn’t that they lose their effectiveness; it’s that injectables do not slow down the aging process, they only correct the volume loss that has happened. So, as we continue to age and lose more volume and tissue firmness, we need more assistance to look like our younger selves again.

If you’re not feeling like yourself due to the signs of aging, now is a great time to consult with Dr. Kunkel about the benefits of a facelift. To schedule your visit with us, call (817) 335-5200.

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