Your face is starting to show the signs of aging and you aren’t happy with the reflection in the mirror. Maybe a friend has had a recent face lift and is sporting a much more youthful appearance and you wonder if a face lift might be right for you.
Before you grab the phone and book a surgical procedure, there are a few tips to consider before getting a face lift.
Know Your Facial Concerns
Your surgeon will evaluate your skin, facial structure and skin concerns to help you determine which procedure will give you the results you desire.
Before you decide you need a face lift, you need to decide what your main facial concerns are. Do you have fine lines and wrinkles or are your lines deeper and more noticeable? If you are experiencing the early signs of aging, dermal fillers or BOTOX® injectables may be enough to give you the look you want.
However, if your lines are deeper, you have loose skin (especially in the neck and jawline) or you are no longer receiving noticeable results from injectables, a face lift may deliver a younger-looking appearance.
Find the Right Facial Plastic Surgeon for You
When choosing a facial plastic surgeon, you should check for board certification from a recognized board like the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In addition, you should make sure they have experience performing face lifts and can provide before and after photos of their patients’ face lift results.
Understand the Procedure and the Recovery
An important pre-face lift tip is to understand what will happen during your procedure, as well as how you will spend your face lift recovery. After a face lift, you can expect to be home recovering for at least 3 weeks. Knowing what to expect after your face lift can help you better prepare for a smoother recovery.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call our Boston office at (857) 350-4205.