Our skin ages just like the rest of our body. Over time, you may not be happy about your skin’s appearance, especially if you feel as though it makes you look much older than you actually are. As we age, our skin loses collagen and elasticity, leading to sagging skin, hiding the well-defined facial features that made us look younger.
This may get you thinking about ways to improve the appearance of your skin and erase the signs of aging. A facelift is one way to do that.
Here are three signs it may be time for a facelift:
Injectables and less-invasive procedures are not working.
Perhaps you’ve been using injectables to ease fine lines and wrinkles, but lately, they’re no longer cutting it. If so, you may want to consider a facelift to smooth out the wrinkles and give your face a firmer look.
You feel like the skin on your face is making you look older and impacting your career.
Some people feel as though looking much older than their actual age can impact their career. If you fall into this category, then you may want to consider a facelift.
You miss how you looked when you were younger.
There may come a time when you simply miss the way you looked when you were younger. If this impacts your self-esteem, then a facelift may be for you.
Once you’ve decided it’s time for a facelift, the next step is to choose the right doctor to perform it. There are hundreds of plastic surgeons who can perform a facelift, but not all of them are qualified enough to do so.
Here are some things you should consider before letting a plastic surgeon begin work on your face:
Check to see if he/she is board certified.
This means he/she has the proper training to do the surgery.
Work with a specialist.
The best results come from a plastic surgeon who specializes on a particular part of the body, versus a “general” plastic surgeon. Be sure that if you’re considering facelift surgery, that the doctors that you are vetting specialize specifically in facial plastic surgery procedures.
Ask about experience.
You want to choose a plastic surgeon who has experience in doing multiple facelifts. You also want to ask about schooling and continuing education to make sure the latest techniques are being used.
Ask to see before and after photos.
A fantastic plastic surgeon will be proud to show you how he’s improved his patients’ appearance. If a plastic surgeon doesn’t want to show you pictures or claims he doesn’t have any, you’ll want to move on.
Assess your comfort level.
When you meet for a consultation, see how you feel when you’re in the office and speaking to the surgeon. Do you feel comfortable? Are all of your questions being answered? When you walk out of the office think about how the doctor and staff made you feel. If you have any reservations, it’s best to move on to another surgeon.
If you’re looking for a plastic surgeon to perform your facelift, look no further than Dr. Keith Ladner. Dr. Ladner has years of experience and can provide detailed before and after photos of the facial procedures, he’s completed. He is also double board-certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. Contact Dr. Ladner today at (303) 253-7686 to get started.