The technological advancements of facelift procedures have come a long way in recent decades. However, it’s a shame that some people still perpetuate myths regarding its effectiveness and safety. If you’re interested in facial rejuvenation, take time to research the procedure before deciding whether it’s for you.
Part of that research should involve determining the truth behind some of the facelift’s most common myths. Dr. Patt provides the following common misconceptions surrounding facelifts and why it’s so important that they are debunked.
Myth 1: Facelifts Look Artificial
It’s true that some of the earlier facelifts performed in the 70s and 80s may have caused patients back then to have stretched, artificial-looking skin. However, the effects of a modern facelift are natural-looking and all but undetectable. Part of the reason early facelifts looked more artificial was that surgeons back then hadn’t considered or addressed volume loss. As such, this sometimes led to a hollow appearance and tight-looking skin.
Today’s practitioners have access to a greater wealth of knowledge and better technology, which has all but eliminated this problem. Natural facial fillers and techniques that cause your body to naturally regenerate and produce collagen have all revolutionized modern results.
Myth 2: Botox Can Achieve the Same Results
While Botox® and other fillers play a valuable role in keeping patients looking young, they won’t achieve facelift results. Botox effectively treats wrinkles and fine lines, but cannot treat loose skin, lost muscle, or fat displacement.
Myth 3: Facelifts Speed up the Aging Process
Getting a rhytidectomy can reverse many visible signs of aging, but your skin will continue to age normally after any procedure. The vast majority of consumers perpetuating this myth have never undergone facial plastic surgery, which helps to explain why they believe it to speed up aging. While additional surgeries may eventually be required, it’s due to the natural aging process, not any kind of sped-up skin aging.
Myth 4: All Plastic Surgeons are the Same
If you’re looking for a facial plastic surgeon to perform a Houston facelift you’ll find plenty of options. However, not all plastic surgeons are created equal. Choose a facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Patt, who has 20+ years’ experience and a well-deserved reputation for producing excellent results.
Knowledge and patient-centered care is Dr. Patt’s passionate approach to your care. Not only will he listen during your consultation, he’ll also assess your needs and provide professional recommendations. Call Houston Center for Facial Plastic Surgery today at tel:281-978-2431. As an added convenience, feel free to schedule your consult online today!