For men and women who’ve had a facelift many years ago and are now considering another facelift in Chicago, it’s important to understand the benefits versus the risks. Before you decide on an additional surgery, consider the following information:
The “Life of a Facelift”
When done with my technique, a good facelift will last for 10-15 years. If your initial facelift made you look 10 years younger, you should continue to retain those benefits as you grow older. Your skin will not “remember” its true age or “over-age” all of a sudden. However, it is important to remember that not all techniques have the same results.
Before you undergo any cosmetic surgery, you should thoroughly discuss your expectations with a qualified surgeon. Make sure your surgeon can provide you with a realistic idea of what to expect from your results. If you aren’t happy with your initial facelift procedure, consider the reasons why. Is it because you hold idealistic views of how you should look? Are you too hard on yourself? Sometimes, the honest opinion of a trusted friend or family member can help.
When facelift surgery has not delivered the appearance you wanted, talk to your surgeon about your options. After evaluating your facial structure, your surgeon can create a customized plan to help you achieve your desired look.
Many people choose to “maintain” the effects of their facelift with nonsurgical treatments like BOTOX®, laser skin resurfacing, and chemical peels. These procedures are relatively quick, painless, and inexpensive. Ask your surgeon about these services.