Are you thinking about a facelift? This surgical procedure can turn back the clock on your appearance. Many patients look 8-10 years younger after surgery with results that can last years. If you’re considering this rejuvenating cosmetic surgery, this guide will walk you through some of the first steps you should take.
Facelift Basics: What You Need to Know
How much do you know about facelift surgery? If you’re thinking about a facelift, a good first step is to learn more about the procedure. This can help you decide if you’re really ready for surgery or if a less invasive option may be appropriate. A facelift is a dramatic transformation for the lower two-thirds of your face. It can increase jaw definition, decrease jowls, decrease sagging skin on the face and neck, and decrease lines around the mouth.
Some great resources for learning about facelifts are Dr. Lewis’ facelift page, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ facelift guide. These resources will teach you everything you need to know when you’re considering facelift surgery.
Choose the Right Surgeon
If people can tell you’ve had a facelift, it isn’t a good facelift. The goal of a facelift is a natural looking, rejuvenated appearance—not tight, pulled skin. If you were to meet someone on the street, she should think you looked great for your age, but shouldn’t know you’ve had a facelift. To ensure natural looking results, choose your surgeon carefully. We recommend using a board certified surgeon with extensive experience in facelift surgeries. Dr. Lewis is board certified and is well known for his natural looking facelift results. He’ll work with you to understand your goals and will create a surgical plan to help you look and feel beautiful.
If you’re not in the Richmond, VA area you may want to ask family and friends for surgeon recommendations. Take the time to research potential candidates. Talk with former patients, read testimonials and reviews, and meet with potential surgeons during a consultation. Choosing a surgeon is the most important decision you’ll make as you prepare for your facelift. Take the time to make the right choice.
Schedule a Consultation
Now that you have a surgeon in mind, schedule a consultation. Many surgeons (including Dr. Lewis) offer free consultations. Come to your appointment prepared with a list of questions. Talk about your hopes and expectations for the surgery and get your surgeon’s advice on the best approach, procedures to consider, and recovery. This is a valuable opportunity to learn about a facelift and to get specific answers for your situation. Dr. Lewis often utilizes Vectra 3D Imaging to show facelift candidates the changes that a facelift can make. This imaging system can provide you with before and after views long before your surgery. It can be a valuable tool as you make the facelift decision.
These facelift first steps will help you prepare for a younger looking you. Call today and schedule your consultation.