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Published on Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Debunking the Myths About Facelifts

Debunking the Myths About Facelifts

We’ve all heard a horror story or two about facelifts and have seen our fair share of botched procedures.  You go in expecting to look like a younger version or yourself and instead look as though your face was sculpted by a wind tunnel.  While occasional mishaps do happen, the reality is a facelift can be a great solution for reclaiming your youth. 

Below we address several misconceptions about facelifts and get you one step closer to the new and improved you.

How Can I Ensure That I Don’t End Up Pulled Too Tightly?

When it comes to facelifts, being pulled too tightly is one of the biggest concerns.  It may sound cliché, but the best way to overcome this issue is to place yourself in the hands of a highly qualified surgeon. 

A consultation at Avante Plastic Surgery will uncover a tailored solution designed to fit your individual needs.  You’ll get an opportunity to have all your questions answered, gain some valuable insight on what to expect and have access to a friendly, knowledgeable staff. 

When done correctly, facelifts result in a very natural appearance with minimal scarring.  And instead of looking as though you went under the knife, you’ll get to tell all your friends you’ve been luxuriating in the south of France for a few weeks and you’re just well-rested (we promise, it will be our little secret).

What About Pain?  When Can I Return to Work?

While there is some pain associated with any surgical procedure, the truth is, is that facelifts are among the least painful procedures we offer.  After the procedure, patients are given a mild painkiller for a few days and generally take Tylenol for the rest of the recovery process. 

Most patients also believe the downtime lasts for weeks.  Patients have reported feeling like themselves again after just a week.  It is recommended that patients refrain from any strenuous activities, wearing makeup, sun exposure or coloring/bleaching their hair temporarily, but the ability to function normally is rather quickly. 

Am I Old Enough for a Facelift?

Just like you can’t place a price tag on peace of mind, you can’t attach a timeline to self-enhancement. 

In the past, patients have waited until their 50s or 60s to undergo a facelift; however, in recent times, many patients are having a nip and a tuck in their early 40s.  It’s all about your personal preference and what feels right for you. 

Is a Facelift Expensive?

Facelifts are not as expensive as one might imagine.  While the range can be broad (depending on the extent of the treatment), the overall cost may surprise you.

Our team at Avante Plastic Surgery provides patients with a quote and affordable financing options to help them achieve their goals.  A facelift can restore your self-confidence and unlock a world of opportunities.  A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step and we’re here to help you navigate the path to a better you.

If you think a facelift might be an option, please give us a call at 281-265-2639.  From all of us here at Avante Plastic Surgery, we wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving! 

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Dr Ahmadi is member of American Board of Plastic Surgery

Houston Board Certified Plastic Surgeon