If you have been struggling with the cosmetic effects of aging, then you may have begun to contemplate plastic surgery.
Today, there are a wide range of surgical and non-surgical options for facial rejuvenation that vary in effectiveness, invasiveness, and price. While many people consider Botox or minor surgery such as eyelid rejuvenation or a forehead lift, you may want to consider a more comprehensive approach–a face lift.
Each person’s rate of aging is different, and only you and a qualified plastic surgeon can determine which treatments are best in your case. Here are some reasons to consider a face lift.
Full face lifts can produce results that last up to 10-15 years. Nothing can stop aging, but face lift surgery can help slow down the clock and keep the face looking young for much longer. In comparison, non-invasive injectable treatments need to be repeated every 3-18 months, depending on the treatment.
Face lifts are actually a combination of a few surgical procedures, and can combine several techniques, such as the mid-face or “cheek lift”, neck lift, eyelid surgery, and forehead lift.
The procedure is entirely customizable, and can involve several or just a few areas, depending on how severe aging is and which areas are affected. Some patients elect for a “mini lift”, a less extensive and expensive procedure that produces less dramatic results.
One of the major benefits of face lift surgery is the overall improvement to signs of aging that occurs. Instead of just isolating rejuvenation to one area of the face, a face lift produces an overall improvement in youthfulness. This results in a more consistent and dramatic outcome.
A face lift can address signs of aging such as wrinkles, sagging skin, and facial volume loss all at once for dramatic results that make the patient look much younger. Though isolated operations such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and brow lifts can produce significant improvement, the face lift still yields the most dramatic results of any anti-aging facial surgery.
While face lift surgery can extremely expensive, it is an overall good value when considered over time. Botox, for example, may cost several hundred dollars, but it only treats certain signs of aging and must be repeated every few months, resulting in costs that add up quickly.
Face lift surgery often costs over $10,000, but the benefits of the surgery last for years, slowing down the pace of aging. Depending on the patient’s expectations and needs, face lift surgery can end up being a good long-term value.
Are You a Candidate?
There is no specific age limit for face lifts; people as young as 40 elect to undergo the procedure, as well as people in their 70s. The only non-negotiable requirements are general good health and realistic expectations for the results. Only a plastic surgeon can assess individual candidacy, however.
Finding Your Surgeon
Whichever procedures you are interested in, you should always seek the advice and skill of an expert, board-certified facial plastic surgeon. Facial surgery is generally very safe and yields consistently good outcomes when performed by an experienced and skilled surgeon.
Besides following all of your doctor’s instructions, the best thing you can do to help ensure a good outcome from your surgery is to choose the surgeon who is right for you.
If you are looking for a trustworthy, skilled, and experienced surgeon in the Boston area, then come visit Dr. Stuart Bentkover at Bentkover Facial Plastic Surgery in Worcester(508-363-6500) or Stoneham(617-247-0033), MA. Dr. Bentkover offers a wide range of facial procedures, specializing in face lift surgery and rhinoplasty. To discuss your anti-aging goals with Dr. Bentkover, call either location today to schedule your consultation.