How Do I Know If I’m Ready For a Face Lift or Neck Lift?

aging_woman_295If you are even thinking about this, you are probably near the time appropriate to consider facial plastic surgery. Of course, age is the easiest measure of the need for plastic surgery — people first develop signs of aging in their fifties. This also happens to be the prime time to seek treatment because there is no better time than when you are still relatively younger to take full advantage of the benefits of plastic surgery.

Younger folk may benefit from plastic surgery, but this is less common. Non-surgical alternatives like fillers, Botox, medical grade skin care and lasers can help when the skin first starts to show signs of aging, but when the changes advance, you need to consider the real benefits of plastic surgery.

Recovering from a face and neck lift typically takes about two weeks, so it’s an investment in time as well. Finding that time can be a challenge, and can be almost impossible for some people. Preparing yourself emotionally for the changes seen during your recovery can be equally taxing. The best patient is someone who will benefit from treatment and who is emotionally ready for the relatively short journey to the new you. You need to embrace it. You need to own it.

Frank and honest discussions with a seasoned plastic surgeon can help during this time of reflection. There are always many alternatives and a good surgeon can give you great advice and help you make the best decision. Consider Westlake Plastic Surgery for your facial plastic surgery needs, even if you don’t know if you’re ready yet.