Men and women who come to our Long Island practice to discuss getting a facelift are often more excited than any of our other patients. Nearly all cosmetic surgery is designed to boost patients’ confidence, but there’s something about facelifts that provides uniquely gratifying results.
There are a number of reasons for this, probably starting with the fact that our faces are the first thing people see. In my experience, these are some of the most important reasons that facelifts remain among the most popular cosmetic procedures we offer.
Your face is the most expressive part of your body.
Facelift patients often say that people treat them differently after the procedure. Acquaintances or friends who perceive you as looking tired and older will probably treat you differently after seeing you with a refreshed, youthful, and energetic appearance. Unlike other parts of the body, facial aging isn’t easily concealed. Your face says it all!
Your face often shows the first signs of aging.
It’s difficult to limit sun damage, including harmful UV rays, because the face is exposed so much more than other parts of the body. And while we can keep our stomachs, arms, and legs toned through exercise, there is no workout that tones the face. Nonsurgical rejuvenation treatments can help, but the overall results that a facelift produces are unmatched.
Facelift results look subtle and natural.
When patients come in for their consultations, they’re excited, but they often feel a bit of nervousness about looking like they’ve had “work” done. They also have questions about the incisions, wanting to know if their scars will be noticeable.
These days, board-certified plastic surgeons with extensive experience performing facelifts use advanced surgical techniques that create subtle results that look natural, with shorter incisions. The results are dramatic — without being obvious. People will notice a difference, but may think you’ve changed your hairstyle or that you’re getting more sleep.