Are You Ready for Facelift Surgery? Here’s How To Tell

Woman pondering if it's time for her to get a facelift

When it comes to fighting the signs of aging, patients today have more options than ever before. Different serums, lotions, and other nonsurgical treatments offer rejuvenating results. But are they enough compared to the improvements a facelift has to offer?

Patients from Thomasville, GA, and Destin and other Tallahassee-area cities often ask us if a facelift is right for them. Here are a few common signs that you may be ready to try a surgical approach to anti-aging.

Nonsurgical treatments fall short.

Injectables like BOTOX® and dermal fillers can smooth out wrinkles and plump the skin. But sometimes these easy “quick fix” treatments can’t give the results you’re looking for. Injectables are unable to tighten loose skin or adjust saggy muscles. You may also find yourself scheduling appointments increasingly often, as more and more product is needed to maintain your look.

Facelift surgery can fix issues that nonsurgical issues can’t address. The procedure can create firm, more youthful-looking skin without the need for constant follow-up appointments. 

Your face shape is changing.

Our skin and muscles begin to droop as we gradually age. When these tissues lose the fight against gravity, they collect around the lower cheeks, creating a square face shape along the jawline. Facelift surgery can correct this problem by lifting underlying muscles and connective tissues. This restores a flattering oval face shape as your surgeon helps you look like a younger, more refined version of yourself. 

You’re ready for a long-term solution. 

Nonsurgical procedures can offer temporary help for problems like wrinkles and thinning skin. But these products and treatments only last for so long, requiring you to constantly spend more money on touch-up treatment sessions. While a facelift may cost more than nonsurgical options upfront, it is a single, long-term solution. Surgery can dramatically contour and renew the appearance of your face—and the results last for many years, not just months.

Choosing to undergo plastic surgery is always a personal decision. But if you’re looking for a comprehensive way to rejuvenate your face, surgery may be right for you. For the best possible facelift surgery results, be sure to find a board-certified plastic surgeon. Choosing a highly qualified plastic surgeon is the easiest way to guarantee safe, satisfying results that you can enjoy for years to come.

Browse our before-and-after gallery to see real results from real patients. If you would like to learn more about plastic surgery in the Tallahassee, FL, area, request a consultation online. You can also contact our practice by phone at (850) 219-2000.

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