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Top 5 Facelift Myths Debunked

We at Webb Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & MedSpa know that you may be looking for a way to rejuvenate your appearance. We also understand that, with all the procedures on the market, you may have questions about which option is the best for you. Our very own board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shayne Webb offers a customized facelift as the ideal solution.

There are many unfounded myths surrounding the procedure. One common misconception is that any cosmetic surgeon can perform a facelift. However, to get the safe, effective results you want, you must trust your face to a facelift expert who is also board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, such as Dr. Webb, a specialist who has dedicated his career cosmetic surgery.

Let’s take a quick look at 5 other top facelift myths and debunk them.

Myth 1: Facelifts Are Only for Older People

While a facelift is generally not recommended for patients in their 30’s, everyone’s skin and aesthetic goals are different. It is important to note that genetics, lifestyle, diet, and other factors may contribute to a person looking older, regardless of their age.

As a younger person – for example, in your late 40s – your face has less excess skin or fewer wrinkles, allowing a facelift to produce more natural-looking results. However, an older person – say, in their early 70s – may experience more dramatic results in some parts of the face, such as the jowls and neck.

Myth 2: They are Only for Women

If you’re a man looking to fight the signs of aging, a facelift can give you the edge you need in both your professional and social life.

Part of the rise in men getting facelifts is due to the decrease in social stigma. But men also are simply becoming more aware of the advantages of a having a rejuvenated appearance. As a man, your skin typically retains elasticity longer than a woman’s, which can actually enhance the effects of the procedure.

Myth 3: The Results Look Unnatural

This myth continues to be pervasive due to a number of celebrities who have undergone badly-performed procedures by cosmetic surgeons who do not specialize in facial procedures. This often results in a pulled, artificial-look when, in fact, the most successful facelifts are ones in which it’s not obvious that you’ve had anything done.

Dr. Webb has trained under the best plastic and facial plastic surgeons in the world and applies his skill, training, and technique in delicately customizing the procedure to fit your needs and meet your goals. Dr. Webb often also combines facelift procedures with injectable fillers, such as Juvéderm or Restylane, in order to maintain a natural-looking facial volume in addition to tighter, more toned skin. The results are so natural that people may notice your refreshed appearance but can’t quite put their finger on what’s different.

Myth 4: Facelift Effects are Permanent

There’s no denying that a facelift can improve your appearance and make you look younger and refreshed but it cannot reverse the aging process. It may be unfortunate, but your skin will continue to age, with or without a facelift.

However, a facelift will tighten your skin and firm up the jowls or sagging skin around the neck. In many cases, the effects could last for many years, although results vary from patient to patient. To prolong the effects and look your best, it is recommended that patients continue routine skin care and less invasive procedures such as Botox and, occasionally, fillers.  

Myth 5: There is a Long Recovery and/or Downtime

As a surgical procedure, a facelift does require a period of downtime and recovery. Due to Dr. Webb’s surgical technique, which reduces bruising and swelling, your downtime is shortened. Also, if you follow Dr. Webb’s post-procedure recommendations to aid in your recovery, you’ll recover faster. Whereas facelifts once meant a month or more of downtime, you’ll likely undergo only 2-3 weeks of recovery these days.

Contact Dr. Webb to Find Out How a Facelift Can Benefit You

Not all facelifts are the same, which is why it’s crucial to schedule an appointment with an expert like Dr. Webb. You’ll get a personalized consultation to develop a procedure that is customized to fit your needs. To find out more, schedule a consultation with Webb Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & MedSpa. Contact us online or call our practice in Murfreesboro.


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