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

Facelift surgery has been performed around the world since the early 1900’s. 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 might question if it’s the right time. We understand that it’s a big decision to undergo surgical facial rejuvenation and there are several factors to consider. 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 rather we just want to look as good as we feel. 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, we often hear that they feel like they don’t look like themselves. This happens because aging changes the very shape of the face. The jawline looks wider and the cheeks look flatter. The face loses its more youthful oval appearance and transforms into a more square shape as tissues descend and jowls form. By repositioning the tissues a facelift restores the contours of the more youthful ‘you’.

You’re getting nonsurgical treatment more frequently.

We understand the appeal of injectables like Juvederm and Restylane. They work quickly and are more affordable than surgery. As beneficial as injectables may be for natural, subtle improvement, 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. Injectables replace volume loss that happens with aging but don’t actually lift tissues that have stretched over time. 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 visit with us to learn more about the benefits of a facelift. The pandemic has made it easier, in some ways, for people to recover after facelift surgery. People’s social and work schedules are often curtailed, so not as many people might see you during the first weeks after surgery. To schedule your visit with us, call (817) 335-5200.

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