Facelifts are a common procedure in our society. A facelift is a cosmetic procedure involving reshaping the face by removing fat and tightening the head, neck, and face muscles. Facelifts can be used to address many different issues, including wrinkles and sagging skin or facial asymmetry. Undergoing facelift surgery or other cosmetic procedures to achieve a youthful appearance takes both a physical and financial toll on you, so you should make the proper considerations before moving forward with the decision.
Good Reasons to Have a Facelift
Correct a Flaw
The most common reason why people seek a facelift is that they want to fix a flaw in their face. This is because they have had an accident, and the damage has left them with a scar or something that makes them look older. If your nose is too broad or flat, or you have a double chin, a facelift can help you fix those problems. If you are tired of looking tired, you may want to consider having a facelift.
Improving Your Appearance
If you have spent years trying to look younger and more beautiful with makeup or skincare products but have been unsuccessful, it may be time for a facelift. A facelift is usually done when a patient has been dissatisfied with their appearance for some time and wants a change.
Patients often want to reduce wrinkles or tighten loose skin around their eyes or lips. This makes the procedure a preventative measure against aging or an attempt to improve self-esteem and confidence levels.
Improving Your Self-Esteem
Many people who undergo facelifts report increased self-esteem after the procedure is completed. Their desire for improvement may stem from low self-esteem or self-consciousness about a specific flaw.
By improving their appearance through plastic surgery, they will feel better about themselves and more comfortable in social situations, improving their overall quality of life.
Wrong Reasons to Have a Facelift
The wrong reasons to have a facelift are:
To Impress Someone or Save a Relationship
It is a bad decision to alter your appearance for the sake of your relationship or to make somebody else happy. Remember that a person who loves and values you will accept you just as you are. They won’t be bothered by your flaws and will never encourage you to change, much less suggest that you have cosmetic surgery to please them.
To Make Someone Jealous or Get Revenge
This can be dangerous because the person you want to make jealous might not notice the changes. It might backfire on you, and this will only work to strain your relationship with them further. Do things because of you and for you, not because of third parties.
Address Emotional Issues
Although a cosmetic treatment may improve your self-esteem, a change in appearance does not make you a different person. A surgical procedure to help with emotional turmoil will only provide a temporary bandaid. Eventually, the excitement of your new look will dissipate, and your initial feelings will return. You may think, “Well, if I look like my sister or best friend, I’ll feel better about myself,” but that is a lie. How many people will you need to look like before you feel content? Everyone has a flaw; the trick lies in embracing imperfection. Making significant alterations to your physical appearance could also lead to body dysmorphia, further complicating your relationship with your mental health.
Facelift Consultation in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, CA
If all this sounds overwhelming, don’t worry! We can help guide you through the process so that everything goes smoothly—and so that everyone knows what they’re getting themselves into before agreeing to undergo any plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift.
Dr. Zandifar is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and can help you achieve a natural, youthful-looking appearance through a facelift procedure. Contact us to schedule your consultation today!