Facelift Myths: Debunked!

Doctor surgeon hand in glove draw wrinkle lines on Woman faceA facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a procedure that helps patients who wish to revitalize and rejuvenate their facial appearance. Facial surgery can remove excess skin and fatty tissue to tighten the muscles around the face for a youthful and more attractive look.

While many patients seek a facelift to attend to their desired needs, others may decide against this procedure due to the countless misconceptions surrounding the surgery. It is important to familiarize yourself with any procedure before deciding to endure it; however, you may come across a few myths regarding facelifts that are simply not true.

Facelifts Are Just for Women

First things first, facelifts are not limited to female patients. While it is traditionally more common for women to undergo cosmetic surgery, men also seek options to benefit their physical needs, which leads them to plastic surgery. Facelifts are among one of the most popular procedures in America for both male and female patients who suffer from sagging jowls or hollowed cheeks.  

There Is an Age Requirement

Everyone’s face ages differently depending on genetics and environmental factors. Older patients who wish to undergo facial surgery may feel they are too old for the procedure, and younger patients may think the opposite. While there is no ideal age for when you should undergo a facelift, it is always best to consult with your doctor to determine what he recommends is best for you.  

BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment Is the Same Thing

While BOTOX® Cosmetic and other injectable treatments offer facial rejuvenation without the need for surgery, they do not provide the same results as a facelift procedure. BOTOX® Cosmetic is used for treating wrinkles, facial lines, and crow’s feet. However, these injectables do not address loose or sagging skin or signs of facial aging in the middle and lower regions of the face like facelift surgery can.    

Facelifts Are Permanent

Aging is a part of life. Although facelift surgery may efficiently take years off of your appearance and have long-lasting results, it cannot stop you from aging altogether. To help maintain a healthy and natural-looking appearance, even after your procedure, it is recommended that you moisturize regularly, apply sunscreen daily, and avoid things that can cause damage to your face.   

Dr. Alexander is an experienced plastic surgeon who can help you achieve your facial rejuvenating and contouring goals. Contact us by calling 954-589-0722 or by filling out our online contact form.