As Denver’s leading facelift surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt frequently works with people who are considering and have questions about this life-changing procedure. Many misconceptions surround the field of plastic surgery, and facelifts are perhaps one of the most misunderstood operations of all. Today, we’re going to put on our myth-busting hats and debunk the five most common superstitions about facelifts.
1. Any Plastic Surgeon Can Perform a Facelift
The continuing popularity of facelift surgery has led some cosmetic surgeons to advertise their expertise in performing facelifts, even when that is not their specialty. However, don’t let marketing language fool you. Unless you have proof that you will be working with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience in performing facelifts, you can’t be confident that you’ll be pleased with your results.
2. Only Women Can Get Facelift Surgery
While traditionally stigma prevented men from seeking surgical anti-aging procedures, the times have changed. If you’re a man hoping to gain a competitive edge in your career or in the dating market, a facelift can help you look as young and vibrant on the outside as you feel on the inside, while preserving your vitality.
3. I’m Too Young to Get a Facelift
Contrary to popular belief, there’s no such thing as a “target age” for a facelift. Part of the reason is that everyone ages at different rates, thanks to factors such as genetics and lifestyle choices. Dr. Schmidt has helped produce outstanding results for patients in their late 40s and early 50s who have a bit more skin elasticity and less advanced sagging and wrinkling. By the same token, waiting until a little later in life to have a facelift can thoroughly rejuvenate your appearance.
4. Facelift Results Always Look Unnatural
One of the most enduring myths about facelifts is that there’s no way to have this surgery without experiencing an exaggerated, pulled-back appearance. The truth is that modern facelift techniques have improved dramatically, and a surgeon who specializes in facelift surgery can provide customized results that look like you, not a “wind-tunnel” version of you.
5. Facelifts Have a Long Recovery Time
Many people are reluctant to get facelifts because they don’t want to take time out of their busy lives to devote to a lengthy healing process. Dr. Schmidt understands that most people juggle a variety of obligations at work and home and that they can’t be out of commission for weeks. The good news is that the average facelift recovery process takes 10 to 14 days.
Patients who follow the detailed post-operative instructions from our surgical team usually feel well enough to return to work and resume other daily activities within two weeks. Considering that the results of facelift surgery last 10 to 15 years on average, setting aside two weeks for a full recovery is a fraction of that time.
Your Denver Facelift Consultation
As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Schmidt has chosen to put his extensive knowledge of facial anatomy to use in the art and science of performing facelift surgery. He and his team take a concierge approach to provide excellent outcomes for people who wish to look younger and more revitalized. Denver residents trust Dr. Schmidt to preserve their appearance and turn back the clock on sagging, wrinkled skin, and deep wrinkles. Schedule your private facelift consultation today.