A classic method for appearing younger is through a facelift. Sagging skin can prematurely age a person. Facelifts allow you to remove and pull back saggy skin, so you can obtain a tightened appearance. If you’re considering having a facelift and restoring your youthful appearance, you may wonder if it’s time to make an appointment. Here are a few signs that can indicate you’re ready for a facelift.
1. Your Age is Mistaken
Have you experienced those embarrassing moments where people have incorrectly aged you? It wasn’t a flattering age that they gave you either. If you look older than you are, then it may be time for facelift surgery. One way that people can start to accumulate sagging skin prematurely is by losing weight.
You lost weight and you should be proud of all your hard work. However, an unfortunate side effect of losing weight is that you’re left with sagging skin. This includes your face. Your jowls, in particular, will obtain saggy skin.
Another key factor that can make your skin start to sag and look older than it is sun exposure. When you spend a lot of time in the sun, your skin is going to be affected. This is compounded if you weren’t in the habit of wearing sunscreen.
Besides making your skin start to sag, it can also give you premature wrinkles. Couple this with sagging skin, and it’s understandable why people think you’re older than you are. Luckily, a facelift can correct the sagging skin and help you appear the actual age that you are–if not younger.
2. You’re Anxious About Your Appearance
While you should never let your physical appearance determine your worth, it’s understandable if you feel a little anxious about how people perceive you. First impressions and the regard of your friends and family mean a lot to you. If you suspect that they’re secretly judging you based on how you look, then you may start to feel anxious about improving yourself.
While they’re not likely judging you in the slightest, you may have anxiety about it nonetheless. At some point, you’re going to become tired of being anxious over it. Instead, you’ll want to do something about it. If you have reached the point of wanting to solve the cause of your anxiety, then it might be time for a facelift.
After all, you shouldn’t have to suffer panic attacks or anxiety attacks just because of how you look. If improving your appearance will help with your self-esteem and anxiety, then it’s a good investment to make.
3. You Have Money Set Aside
Getting a facelift should never be a spur of the moment decision. It takes a personal and financial commitment. Because most health insurance companies don’t cover cosmetic surgery, it’s a good idea to start putting money away a little at a time. As soon as you start to think that you’re going to want a facelift, it’s time to start saving.
It’s also good practice not to delve into debt just to have a facelift either. While installment plans are always an option, a good sign that you’re ready for a facelift is if you have financially planned for it. Not only does this mean it isn’t a spur of the moment decision, but it also means you’ve given yourself plenty of time to think over whether or not the procedure is right for you.
Waiting until you can pay for all or most of the surgery out of the pocket shows rational reasoning and maturity. You understand that a facelift is an investment that can’t exactly be returned once it’s bought. While adjustments are possible, you need to make sure that you are prepared for any of the consequences that come with cosmetic surgery.
Waiting until you’re financially sound for the procedure showcases that you are a level-headed person who has thought the decision through.
4. You’ve Done the Research
Another indication that you are ready for a facelift is when you have done all the research about it. Whenever you choose to have surgery, you should always take the time to research what it’s all about. You may discover a few things about it that may make you decide that you don’t want it.
Looking at the possible side effects, consequences, risks, and other problems should be part of your research. While consequences are typically rare, it’s always a good idea to walk into the surgery room with a full understanding of what might happen.
When you perform research, you can also have a more effective conversation with your surgeon. Not only will you understand the terms that they use, but they’ll be able to go into a few details with you that they might not go into with others because you understand the foundation.
Research allows you to truly make an informed decision as to whether or not a facelift is right for you.
5. You Have Support
One final sign that you’re ready for a facelift is if you have a support team. Whether it’s your spouse, family, or friends, you should have a team ready to take care of you after the surgery. They should also support your decision to have a facelift.
Even if cosmetic surgery isn’t as emotionally entangling as surgery for your heart, for example, it’s still slightly emotional. It’s a big change that occurs for some people. Having a support team there to emotionally and physically support you is vital. You’ll have a much better time with the recovery process if you have a team at your back.
Your support team should be able to drop you off, pick you up, and remain with you during the surgery. They should be ready to take care of you at home after the surgery is complete, too.
Schedule an Appointment
If these signs apply to you, then it may be time to schedule a facelift with Dr. Jacono. Enjoy regaining your youthful appearance at last.