Why Undergo a Facelift?
Modern patients have multiple options for cosmetic facial rejuvenation, with both non-surgical and surgical possibilities available to them. While laser skin tightening, microdermabrasion, and cosmetic injections can all be performed on those who exhibit signs of aging, a face lift surgery will provide a long term solution for very mature skin.
Reason #1 to Undergo a Face Lift: Personal Happiness
If a person feels that creating aesthetic improvements inthe face will enhance his or her life, a face lift is a great option. Not only will a person appear younger following the surgery, but they will also appear more lively and refreshed. Dr. Shapiro often hears from patients that they wish for their outsides to match the way they feel inside – spirited, light-hearted, and youthful. Through a face lift surgery, this is possible.
Reason #2 to Undergo a Face Lift: Remain Competitive in a Field
Certain lines of work such as sales, the entertainment industry, or politics are centered on the persona one exhibits. As people age, they may begin to feel less attractive, which is evident by their level of self-confidence. When a person looks good, they feel good. In addition, looks play a role in how people feel about another’s ability to do a job. A well-dressed and attractive individual will be seen as fit for work, while one’s abilities may be question if they are not put-together. Additionally, aging individuals are not always seen as a wealth of knowledge and great assets to a company; often, they may be assumed to lack the skills for modern technology, or have difficulty transitioning to the current state of a company. A face lift can help cast aside others’ prejudices so aging employees can truly shine.
Reason #3 to Undergo a Face Lift: Feel Equal to Your Spouse’s Looks
It has been said that women, by the very nature of genetics, will appear 15 years older than men. Men have thicker skin and more dense underlying structures, which help many to age gracefully. Age differences in spouses, heterosexual couples who may be close in age but still notice disparities in their appearance, or one partner who may have smoked or tanned during their lifetime may cause pairs to look unequally matched. Face lift surgery can help improve a one’s self-esteem and their spouse’s attraction to him or her.
Reason #4 to a Face Lift: Physically Undo the Remaining Proof of Poor Choices
Past drug use, smoking, and unprotected sun exposure all take their tolls on the skin. While the awareness of the dangers of each of the vices was not well-known decades ago, we now understand how they affect people on a short and long term basis. A face lift can help patients to reclaim their identity if it has been marred by poor past choices.
Reason #5 to Undergo a Face Lift: Facial Harmony
The face often ages faster than other areas of the body due to the type of skin that covers this area, as well environmental factors as the face is almost never covered. While a person may be physically fit with youthful features, the face may display lines and wrinkles as well as extra skin. The overall look is not in harmony when the face and body do not match. By undergoing a face lift surgery, patients can enjoy the efforts of a healthy lifestyle and a youthful-looking face.
Daniel Shapiro, MD, FACS is a well-respected plastic surgeon in the Scottsdale, Arizona area. The dual board-certified doctor received specialty training in both facial and body plastics, and has been changing lives through his talents for nearly 20 years. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Shapiro now by calling 480-451-1700.