If there was a way to pause the effects of aging, even for just a few decades, people would line up for it. Unfortunately, aging is a process that cannot be stopped. As a person gets older, their face will lose volume, their skin will sag and they will develop wrinkles.
For many people, the aging process is something that they can accept. They see it as natural and are happy to take what life gives them. However, most individuals are not ready to accept the effect that aging has on their appearance or on the way that other people treat them. A lot of these individuals decide to enhance their overall appearance by having a facelift.
So, can a facelift really make a person look younger? To answer this question, all you need to do is look at before and after photographs of individuals who have had a facelift. Researchers gathered a collection of before and after photographs of facelift patients. They asked people to determine the age of the individual in their before and after photographs. On average, people rated the photograph of the individual after they had plastic surgery seven years younger than what the individual was.
Looking seven years younger is more powerful than you might think. All you need to do is look at a photograph of yourself seven or eight years ago and compare it with the way that you look now. The change in your appearance can be drastic. Seven years ago, it is likely that you looked younger, your face was fuller, your skin looked more elastic and you looked more refreshed.
During a modern facelift, the goal is not just to make the skin look tighter. It is also to redistribute a person’s facial volume. The goal is to give a person back the triangle of beauty they had when they were young. When a person is young, the widest part of their face is their cheeks. Their face gradually gets narrower as it goes down to the chin. However, as you age, that process reverses. The chin becomes wider, and the areas around the cheeks become hollow.
During a facelift procedure, excess fat and skin can be removed. Volume can be added to the cheeks, and the entire face can be made to look more refreshed. A good facelift will not leave you looking like you’ve had work done. You will look like a better version of yourself. You will look revitalized and happier.
Study after study clearly shows that you will look younger after you have a facelift. A facelift can also make you look more attractive. Additionally, if you are happier with the way that you feel after your procedure, you’re going to be more confident. And that confidence itself is going to be enough to change the way that you present yourself to others.
During a consultation at the office of Joseph A. Russo, MD in Newton, you can learn more information about how this procedure can benefit you. Dr. Russo proudly serves the Boston, New England and surrounding areas. Contact his office today to schedule an appointment!