A face lift procedure can be extremely rewarding when patients are realistic about their results and use cosmetic surgery as a means to enhance an already healthy self-image.
In response to the high demand and growing popularity of cosmetic surgery, major advances in the field of minimally invasive surgical techniques have been made. Traditionally, cosmetic surgery has been for those willing to go under the knife, so to speak. Patients had few other options besides the more invasive procedures such as facelifts, liposuction, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, and others. With various technological achievements broadening the realm of cosmetic surgery, people are now seeking out more non-invasive cosmetic remedies.
Minimally invasive procedures versus the traditional face lift
The popularity of minimally invasive procedures has shown the most growth in the field of cosmetic surgery in recent years. While the number of facelift procedures continues to remain at a steady pace, the number of individuals seeking wrinkle fillers and other minimally invasive “lunchtime facelifts” is skyrocketing. Such procedures can create very pleasing results for individuals who might be interested in face lifts but are not comfortable with the idea of undergoing major surgery or who are only showing early signs of aging.
Though minimally invasive procedures can be extremely effective, the results of such procedures are typically not permanent. However, starting with minimally invasive procedures allows patients to take a more “preventative” approach to cosmetic surgery. Patients no longer have to wait until advanced signs of aging have occurred before seeking a consultation. At the first signs of aging, an individual can opt for a minimally invasive procedure and prolong a facelift until later. As people continue to age, more permanent results can be achieved by having a face lift. Even though the results of a face lift are considered permanent, patients should understand that an individual’s face will continue to change with age.