In modern society, a firm, young skin is considered one of the beauty ideals that women, and increasingly men, have chased after years with expensive creams. Young she should work, tight and radiant. Cosmetics manufacturers promise the best results, within the shortest possible time.
Over the last few years, beauty surgery has developed into a very lucrative industry, in addition to the cosmetics sector. Sometimes, on the basis of surgical interventions, one should be able to approach his beauty ideals. Breast enlargement, liposuction and nasal correction are among the most popular procedures.
Among the most frequently asked procedures is also facelifting. Facelifts promise an immediate tightening and correction of the facial skin and its structure. It is possible to carry out these in different ways. Today, plastic surgeons with surgical procedures can rejuvenate the skin image, perform minimally invasive facelifting or facelifts without surgery. Each alternative has its advantages and disadvantages. In the following, the most important pros and cons of a facelift are examined.
- Younger appearance
Facelifts promise a younger appearance. This is mainly due to the tightening of the connective tissue of the face. In contrast to cosmetic products, such as masks and serums, the advantage of the facelift is that the younger appearance is to be achieved permanently and the positive effect should be recognizable for many years.
- Psychological side effects
Psychology plays an important role in beauty as well. It is not uncommon for patients with a bad skin condition to fall into depression because they are not happy with their appearance. A facelift not only improves the patient’s appearance, but also stimulates the mood after a successful healing phase, as soon as one sees the younger skin for the first time. Furthermore, the tighter skin and generally attractive skins are an important factor for strengthening self-confidence.
- Alternative facelifts
Not every type of facelift requires surgery with a general anesthesia. One of the greatest advantages of modern facelifts is the fact that there are alternatives with minimal invasion. For example, today one has the possibility to give a facelift via Botox-syringes. These are injected into the skin and are also very good to treat certain problem areas. Here, too, the duration of the effect is longer than in the case of cosmetic products, but must be refreshed more frequently compared to surgical measures.
- Scars and pain
A classic facelift means cut-outs into the skin, which inevitably leads to transient scars that must heal. Thus, it is understandable that a facelift can also be associated with minor pain.
- Healing phase
A facelift and the resulting scars have to heal over a certain period of time and this means that during the healing phase one has to consider various circumstances. Furthermore, the facelift surgery also means a hospital or ambulatory stay in a clinic, which in turn is associated with a downtime from the workplace.
- Operational risk
If it is not a facelift with Botox, one has to adjust itself with every other form to an OP and thus anesthesia. Although it is now a standardized surgical procedure, one must be aware of the general risks of surgery.