For some people, the concept of aging gracefully means letting nature take its course. For a growing number of people, however, it means embracing the help of modern medicine to fight the signs of aging.
Those in favor of a little medical intervention have access to more revitalizing options than ever, from dermal fillers to facelift surgery. At my Nashville practice, facelift surgery is a popular option for women and men in their 40s, 50s, and beyond, and the procedure remains one of the top 10 cosmetic surgeries nationwide because it achieves such remarkable results.
Despite facelift surgery’s well-documented success, though, many myths persist about this popular procedure. In this blog post, we’ll bust a few of these common myths and explain the facts behind the rejuvenating procedure.
Myth #1: Facelifts make you look unnatural
Gone are the days of a tight, “wind tunnel” look after facelift surgery. Thanks to advanced techniques and years of training, patients today can enjoy extremely natural-looking results. And with my signature Reflection Lift method, I customize the surgery and results for every patient so they look like their younger self.
Want some evidence of these natural-looking transformations? Simply take a look at our patients’ facelift before-and-after photos to see how the procedure creates an authentic look.
Myth #2: There are better nonsurgical options
There are more nonsurgical treatment options than ever before, but not all of them are suited to all patients. Yes, BOTOX® injections and dermal fillers are terrific for reducing mild to moderate signs of facial aging. They may even delay the need for more extensive measures for a few years. But they cannot take 7 to 12 years off your appearance as facelift surgery can. If you’re looking for long-lasting and transformational results, facelift surgery is the gold standard.
Myth #3: Facelifts are only for women
Age affects everyone, not just women. Men also benefit from facelift surgery and enjoy a boost of confidence from looking younger. In fact, thousands of men have facelift surgery each year, and a recent Georgetown University Medical Center study found that men who have facelifts are perceived to be more trustworthy, attractive, and likable.
Myth #4: Any plastic surgeon can perform your facelift
Just because a doctor can perform a facelift doesn’t mean they’re qualified. Be sure to find a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facelift surgery, and look for a surgeon who has extensive experience with facelifts. As a benchmark, I’ve performed more than 3,500 facelifts in my career and thousands of other facial rejuvenation procedures such as eyelid surgeries and brow lifts.
If you’re ready to discuss your facelift options with an experienced facial plastic surgeon in the Nashville area, I’m happy to help. You can request a consultation online or call my office at (615) 942-8016 to schedule an appointment.