Referred to in medical circles as a Rhytidectomy, facelifts are forms of cosmetic surgery that is minimally invasive and is typically opted for by those who wish to obtain a more youthful appearance. It may also be employed to alter a person’s facial feature slightly to improve aesthetics and increase symmetry.
There are many myths that surround this procedure, and the internet has a fair share in this. Let us shed some light onto some of these rumors, and clear up those doubts if possible.
#1 Age Requirements
The motive of getting a facelift is to get a more youthful facial appearance, and it is common for people to identify this procedure with older patients. But the truth is, age is not a qualification. Everyone has different skin and ages uniquely. The right time for a facelift is when the skin starts showing aging signs, like sagging of facial skin for example. The age group could range from 30 to 50 years.
#2 Fake lifts
The internet and social media has done their role in popularizing the idea that only famous people do face-lifting, and after it’s done, it looks…well, kind of fake!
But the fact is, during most of the time, you wouldn’t even notice that a person has done it, unless he/she talks about it.
#3 Recovery is a drag!
Recovery is the trickiest part, where it varies depending on the person. But within a couple of weeks, maybe one or two weeks, the patients could get back to their everyday routine. With today’s surgical methods, it doesn’t take longer than three weeks for recovery. Though, for the initial three – four days, there could be some pain, the dosage of painkillers prescribed by the respective surgeon could tranquilize it.
#4 One –size fits
Just like no two faces are the same, no two facelifts are the same. Some patients require improvement of the jawline while others require improvement on the neckline. The surgeons will work with you, and create an individualized plan that targets your area of problem.
#5 Only women get facelifts
Though traditionally, women have been the initial customers for this, there is nothing about this surgery that makes it off limit for men.
Much of the social stigma surrounding plastic surgery and facelifts in Singapore for men has begun to fade. Male patients can achieve improved definition to the chin and jaw, which could be an added advantage in having a more masculine looking profile.
These are some of the most common facelift myths and facts. You can go on digging the internet, and feed your cynical mind, or you can contact an experienced surgeon specialized in the field, and move on to the next step.