4 FAQs Regarding Traditional Facelift Surgery

Posted on: 13 March 2018

As the world of cosmetic medicine advances forward, more and more men and women are choosing to improve their appearance by erasing wrinkles and reduce sagging with facelifts. If you want a more youthful appearance, check out these four frequently asked questions regarding traditional facelift surgery.

How Much Does a Facelift Cost?

If you get a facelift, expect to pay between $6,000 and $15,000. However, you may want to undergo additional treatments, which increases the price. A facelift tends to focus on the lower portion of the face to deal with sagging cheeks and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. If you have wrinkles on the forehead, however, you may need to pay extra for a forehead lift. Similarly, if you have heavy sagging under or wrinkles around your eyes, you may request an eye lift too.

How Much Can a Facelift Improve Your Appearance?

There are many surgical procedures to change your appearance, such as rhinoplasty to alter your nose. However, a facelift is not designed to change your natural appearance or features. Instead, it is designed to turn back the clock a few years to make you look naturally younger again. Also, a facelift isn't going to make a person in their fifties look twenty again. That isn't natural and would look fake. Instead, a facelift is designed to help you look a few years younger: about six to eight years, but everyone is different. People with more damage to their skin may not get the same results as someone with healthy skin.

What Age Should You Get a Facelift?

There is no set age on when you can get a facelift because everyone ages differently. However, it is best to wait until you are older. One reason to wait is that if you are young, you probably don't need a facelift at all. If you do, liquid fillers should be your first choice. This is because each facelift affects the health of your skin. Eventually, you won't be able to get good results again because the skin is no longer malleable. Another reason to wait is that your results may not look great. You may look fake or worse because you didn't need surgery.

How Long Is Recovery Time?

Recovery time takes about one week to several. The exact length depends on many fractures, such as the extent of the procedure and your own healing abilities.  After your facelift, your face will be bandaged to prevent bruising and reducing swelling. You'll likely have a drainage tube to prevent fluid buildup and infection. During this time, pain, numbness, and discoloration are all normal.

A facelift is a great way to take a few years off your appearance, so you look younger and healthier. The facelift procedure is expensive, and you'll need time to recover, but as long as you have realistic expectations, you should be satisfied with your decision. For more information, contact a cosmetic surgeon in your area today to request a consultation.