You have probably heard of a facelift. This surgical procedure tightens the skin on the face or part of the face, which reduces sagging. If you feel like your face is getting old before you, it can be hard to accept. Gravity pulls down skin that becomes supple, making a face look old, tired, and sometimes sad. And if you don’t feel that way inside, it can make you feel insecure and sad. With a facelift, gravity cannot make you anything for the next 10 to 15 years, and you will be back out in the world looking youthful and radiant.
What is a facelift?
No hospitalization is required for a facelift. It is an outpatient treatment, after which you can go home the same day. The procedure is performed under anesthesia, and various treatments are possible. In all, the skin is lifted, removed, and pulled tautly. These treatments all have a different goal and a different method.
- S-lift: the S-lift is a 1.5-hour procedure involving only the skin of the cheek. This skin is loosened, lifted, the excess skin is removed and reattached.
- MACS lift: the MACS lift takes a little longer, 2 hours, and involves a lift of both the skin of the cheeks and the underlying supporting tissue. This creates a tighter jawline and a prominent nose lip fold.
- Neck-face lift: This procedure takes 2 to 2.5 hours, and, as the name implies, this procedure involves both the neck and the cheeks. The face becomes tighter and more youthful, skin folds disappear, and the neck and jawline are visible again.
Do you need a facelift?
An operation to combat old age is never necessarily necessary, but that does not mean that it would not benefit you. If you feel unfortunate and maybe even depressed about the way you look, a facelift can help you out of this situation. For example, aging skin is caused by smoking and drinking, and if you have been in the sun a lot. Of course, old age is also a natural process that you cannot avoid. It is sometimes challenging to process mentally. And with a facelift, you quickly feel confident and energetic again. However, there are other ways to achieve this. Confidence building, supplements, good makeup skills, and even botox. This will allow you to try something out before choosing something as drastic as surgery. While you may feel as if you’re aging rapidly, the worry about how you look is only adding to the process.
Conclusively, only you can answer this question, but it is incredibly subjective. While the people in your life may discourage you, it may not assist you in your quest to feel happier. You can try other methods of confidence-boosting, but if you have your heart set on a facelift, you should instead arm yourself with enough knowledge to assist.
The aftercare and the operation itself.
After a facelift, you have to recover because it is a significant operation in which your skin is moved. Your face will be puffy and tight to the touch, which means you need to cool down. Any pain can be treated with a pain reliever. You will see swelling and bruising for a few weeks afterward, but these will disappear after a while after surgery. Make sure you rest well, that you do not smoke or drink, that you do not drink hot drinks, and that you do not do any strenuous exercise for the first six weeks. Take good care of yourself and your skin, and the result of your facelift will remain visible for up to fifteen years.
Dare to dream again.
Your dreams are all yours; make them big, finish them in your head, share them with the universe, don’t get distracted by all kinds of objections and ifs and buts. Dream and go for it, even if it is too exciting for you. Outside your comfort zone is where the life that is meant for you genuinely begins. To build more confidence and self-esteem, it is not necessary to keep raising the bar for yourself. There is also no need to pretend to be better than you feel. Probably all you need to do is stop criticizing yourself and downplaying all of your qualities. If you opted for a facelift, it’s time to start regaining your power and changing all aspects of your life that were holding you back. A new look doesn’t mean a new start. A new mindset does.