If a facelift is in your future, you may be feeling a mix of excitement and uncertainty. The thought of any operation can be a source of anxiety, and when it involves your face, it’s natural to feel even more concerned about getting a result you’ll love. After all, it’s the only face you’ll ever have — you want to feel confident that you’ll come out looking natural, younger and more beautiful.
At West Michigan Plastic Surgery, many of our facelift patients express the same sentiment: “I want to look like myself, I just want to look good for my age.” It’s easy to point to examples, often from high-profile people in the entertainment industry, of facelift results gone wrong. The overly taut, windswept look is artificial and undesirable, and makes some would-be patients question whether a facelift is right for them.
Rest assured, this is not the only outcome. For every extreme facelift you’ve seen, you’ve likely encountered many more that are so natural you didn’t notice any signs of surgical intervention. Decades of advancements in facial plastic surgery techniques have made facelifts better than ever. So what’s the difference between achieving natural-looking results and looking like you’re permanently trapped in a wind tunnel? We’re glad you asked.