Debunking Myths Surrounding Facelifts

May 17, 2024
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When it comes to restoring a youthful appearance in a near-permanent way, the first procedure that comes to many people’s minds is a facelift. Not only do they think of how this cosmetic surgery can rewind the hands of time, but they might also think of some common misconceptions and myths surrounding this procedure. Led by the renowned Dr. Ashley Tregaskiss, Pacific Plastic Surgery offers facelifts to those wishing to rejuvenate their appearance and patient education regarding debunking common facelift myths.

Myth #1: Facelifts Are Only for Older People

Many potential patients believe that facelifts are meant only for the elderly, but this is far from accurate. While generally, our patients seeking facelifts are over 40 years old, the truth is that facelifts are not governed by age but rather by individual needs and desires. Factors such as genetics, lifestyle, and overall health also play a considerable role in determining the appropriate time for a facelift. The best way to determine if a facelift is the right procedure for you is by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Tregaskiss.

Myth #2: Facelifts Look Unnatural

Another common myth is that a facelift leads to an unnatural, frozen, or overly tightened appearance. However, with so many advanced and highly customizable surgical techniques, Dr. Tregaskiss is able to deliver natural-looking results that suit your appearance and desires. At Pacific Plastic Surgery, our goal is to enhance your features rather than change them. We do so by working with you to carefully discuss your aesthetic concerns and goals.

Myth #3: Non-Surgical Alternatives Are Just as Effective

While non-surgical procedures certainly offer benefits and have their place within cosmetic rejuvenation, their results do not match the level of transformation and longevity achieved with a surgical facelift/necklift.  Increasingly in his practice, Dr. Tregaskiss is seeing clients who have spent significant amounts of money on filler and other non-surgical rejuvenation methods with less and less return over time. This so called ‘filler fatigue’ is a clear indicator that perhaps it’s time to consider facial rejuvenation surgery instead.  Face and necklift surgery deliver immediate results that can last some patients a lifetime. Furthermore, ongoing maintenance commitments are significantly less having had a face and necklift as compared with a long-term non-surgical approach.

Myth #4: Facelifts Are Only for Women

Who said aesthetic enhancement is just for women? While you may hear about women getting plastic surgery procedures more than me, that does not mean that men do not get plastic surgery. At Pacific Plastic Surgery, we offer rejuvenating surgical and non-surgical procedures to both men and women in the Vancouver area. In fact, more men are now realizing the benefits of cosmetic procedures with Dr. Tregaskiss in Vancouver.

Is a Facelift Right for You?

This brings us to the most important question of all. Is a facelift right for you? Determining if a facelift is right for you involves considering your aesthetic goals and overall health. Ideal candidates are typically individuals who are experiencing sagging skin, deep facial wrinkles, and loss of youthful contours but are in good general health and have realistic expectations about the outcomes. Meeting with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Tregaskiss is the best way to determine if a facelift is right for you.

Schedule a Consultation

Isn’t it time you got the facts firsthand? Connect with us today to schedule your facelift consultation. Contact Pacific Plastic Surgery in Vancouver via our online contact form for quality care, safety, and unparalleled results.