In recent times, both men and women have increasingly taken to plastic surgery. Plastic surgery is a broad term which involves an array of surgical procedures. You may choose to undergo these procedures for both personal and medical reasons, not just for aesthetic purposes. Some of the most popular procedures performed on women are facelifts, liposuction, breast enlargement, botox, breast reduction. On the other hand, some of the popular procedures among men are transplants, nasal surgery, calf or buttock implants. These procedures can be performed for varied reasons.
Facelift or rhytidectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the improvement of visible signs of aging in the face and neck. These include the following:
- Deepening of the fold line between the nose and corner of the mouth.
- Loose skin and excess fat of the neck that can appear as a double chin or ‘turkey neck.’
- Relaxation of the skin of the face causing sagging.
- The fat that has fallen or has disappeared.
- Jowls developing in the cheeks and jaws.
A typical facelift is a major surgical procedure designed to tighten the skin, while a mini-facelift is a relatively minor procedure that seeks to reduce sagging around the face or neck.
You may choose to undergo plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons or for reconstructive reasons. The drive behind either of these will vary from person to person, and also depend on the body area being targeted. If you are driven purely by beauty enhancement, it will be important to carefully select a plastic surgeon, as well as take into account the health risks involved in the process.
Below are some of the top reasons that why you should go for face-lift:
To Boost Confidence and Self Esteem
Due to the appearance of a certain physical feature, you may suffer from low esteem. Likewise, your confidence may be boosted by the improvement of your body shape or appearance. Undergoing surgery to improve the shape or appearance of your physical body can cause a boost to your confidence levels.
Your physical attributes can be altered in many ways, such as false eyelashes, fake nails, piercings, make up. If your self-esteem is enhanced and your confidence boosted, then it is worth undertaking. Experts advise that altering your physical attributes is no panacea to boost your self esteem and confidence levels. Hence it is critical that you consult a health expert before embarking on surgery, and carefully consider the causes of your low confidence levels.
To Turn Back the Hand of Time
Facelift procedures can be performed to make you appear younger. You may be feeling that your outside appearance is not in harmony with your inner self. Such a conflict may be addressed through undergoing a facelift procedure. This is the classic purpose of facelift procedures.
To Make a Partner Happy
You may choose to undergo a facelift procedure to make your physical appearance be more in line with what your partner wants you to look like. This is meant to improve appreciation in the relationship. Such a challenge can be addressed by undergoing a surgical procedure. However, some people have argued that undergoing such surgical procedures should be for your own benefit, and not for the benefit of someone else: that plastic surgery should not be undertaken for the benefit of a third party.
You may choose plastic surgery to enhance some of your physical attributes. Excessive skin emanating from weight loss is one of the most common in this category. You may be suffering from the excessive skin after having lost a significant amount of weight. A facelift can be used to remove the excessive skin to tone the body.
To Be Like the Celebrity Stars
You may desire to physically look like your favourite celebrity star. This may drive you to change your physical attributes to be similar to those of your favourite celebrity star. In this instance, you will derive pleasure from looking as good, or close to as good, as your favourite celebrity star. Some people have argued that this is not a valid reason for undergoing a facelift procedure because some of the celebrities may have undergone facelifts to promote their career and profession.
Facelift procedures, as reconstructive surgery, do not alter your appearance fundamentally, and they certainly do not reverse the aging process. A facelift can only be performed surgically, which means minimal invasion. Minimally invasive procedures cannot achieve the same results, but may complement surgery, and delay the time before facelift procedure may become appropriate to undergo.
Minimally invasive treatments include stem cell facelifts, but these do not have proven efficacy for sustainably reversing the aging process.
One of the key concerns of patients after undergoing facelift is how soon they will recover and look presentable. This is because the procedure is performed on the facial area. Bruising and swelling are some of the immediate physical effects after facelift procedures.
The recovery process of some patients can surprisingly be as short as two weeks; this is for the traditional facelift patients. Patients of mini-facelift procedures will take a much shorter time to recover. Since every patient will heal differently, your surgeon should provide guidance accordingly.
Disadvantages of Face Lift
Obviously there are disadvantages of the facelift procedure. The most common one is when the surgeon makes errors in the process. For example, the surgeon might make a crucial decision which then negatively affects the outward looks of the patient. Taking out too much skin may lead to a taut appearance which is called windswept look that spans the cheekbones. The eyes and mouth might appear misplaced. In order to ensure the best results from the procedure, it is crucial that you engage a qualified surgeon to undertake the procedure.