Have A Face Lift?
Good question! A face lift is major surgery and surgery
means blood, mess, discomfort, stitches and time out to
recover. A face lift is expensive too.
There are risks to consider, one is hematoma when the
blood collects under the skin and has to be surgically
removed. Damage to the nerves that control your facial
muscles is another although this is less common. Slow
healing time can also be a problem although this is
found mainly in smokers. Oh! and don't forget the usual
risks that are involved with anesthesia.
On the plus side, the effects of a face lift are quite
dramatic. It is without a doubt the fastest and most
permanent way of shedding your 'old' face and regaining
some of that youthful beauty you were born with..
If you've considered these things and decided that the
final outcome is worth it, then proceed, but first
please ask yourself these questions.
Why do I want a facelift?
Am I doing this because its going to help me find the
job that I really want? This is a valid reason for going
ahead. It shouldn't matter to those that hire people how
old the applicant is or what they look like, but in the
real world we know that these things do play a part. If
you have a job that has a lot of public exposure, this
may also be a good reason to proceed.
Am I doing this because my partner wants me to?
Red alert! Never let anyone else talk you into having a
facelift. It is a very personal decision and one only
you should make. Ask yourself why are you with someone
who values you only for your appearance. Honor yourself,
you are more than your face! Perhaps you should be
working on your relationship and leaving your face
I'm thirty five and have lots of wrinkles around my eyes
and cheeks, and my neck is all mottled
A face lift won't help this situation. You are better
off exploring the avenue of laser resurfacing or even
chemical peels, they will strip the old layer of skin
off and reveal a smoother younger appearance. It sounds
like you have a lot of sun damage, get educated on the
use of sunblock! Its everybody's most important
I'm depressed and don't feel good about myself. Maybe a
facelift will help me feel better?
It may for a little while, but it sounds like you have a
self esteem problem. Learn to love yourself the way you
are first. Then if you still feel a facelift would give
your morale a boost, go ahead.
I'm in my early fifties and notice my face is starting
to sag quite badly. I can afford the surgery and reckon
I might just do this for myself. A good idea, you've
thought it through and decided its something you want
not something you need.
Find a professional surgeon in your area and follow all
his/her advice on how to prepare for your face lift.
Don't forget to mention any medication you are taking
and if you are a smoker, stop two weeks before surgery
is scheduled. It will speed your recovery time. Good
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