Article published by : Max Health on Sunday, September 30, 2012

Category : Beauty & Skin

Facelift Expectations

One of the most important things to consider before a facelift is what your expectations are. Do you expect to look several years younger? Do you expect a quick, painless procedure? Do you expect to not have any scars? Be honest with yourself and talk to your plastic surgeon to make sure your expectations do not exceed the actual abilities of this procedure.

What a Facelift Can and Cannot Do

A facelift can significantly improve the appearance of your face. It can remove excess skin and fat, firm and define your contours, and remove up to ten years from your face.

A facelift cannot make you look like you are 18 again. It cannot completely eliminate wrinkles, and it cannot prevent future signs of aging.

A facelift may leave visible scars. While these will be hidden in the natural folds of your skin, some scaring with this procedure is inevitable. A facelift will also require a recovery period during which you may experience some discomfort and swelling. You will need to miss a bit of work and refrain from certain activities during a portion of your recovery period as well.

The payoff is this: a facelift can restore a reasonably youthful look to your face. This, in turn, can improve self-esteem, increase your confidence, and help you feel more alluring and appealing. Your results will vary from everyone else's, but working with a skilled and experienced facelift surgeon can help you achieve a natural-looking yet noticeably more appealing look that lasts for several years.

During your facelift consultation, be sure to express all of your expectations to your plastic surgeon. Your surgeon will be able to advise you of what benefits a facelift can produce and what will be necessary to help you reach all of your goals.

For more information on the facelift procedure in or around Northern Virginia, please visit the website of the Nova Surgicare, PC Center for Oral and Facial Rejuvenation today at


By: Max Health

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