Want A Facelift? Read This First
13 Nov 2013 at 9:00am
by Melody Marigny, Patient Counselor for Joseph N. Togba, MD
Considering facial plastic surgery but not sure where to begin? Here's 5 tips to help you along your path to facial rejuvenation:
1. Start with the part of your face that most concerns you.
When you look in the mirror, what is the first area that you always notice and would like to improve? Is it the jawline or naso-labial folds? Excess upper eyelid skin? Puffy under eye area or a droopy brow? Let this be your guide -- and try not to let anyone talk you into starting elsewhere.
2. Take out your old photos, like the ones you took in high school or in your 20s.
We had no idea how cute we really were back then. Compare your face from then, to now. Look for areas that have drastically changed, if at all.
Your results should look natural -- like a younger more refreshed version of yourself. A facial plastic surgery procedure should not change your facial features, but rejuvenate or turn back time. 10 years or more is nice!
3. If you're on a budget - consider which procedure will do the most for the least.
The eyes always have it! Eyelid surgery is one minimally invasive procedure that can refresh your entire face and transform your look. This is the area first noticed when people look at you -- and the first area that often shows signs of aging.
This procedure ranges from $2800 - $3100 for upper or lower eyelids, but can give you the most bang for your buck.
4. Realize that facial surgery is only half the battle.
Always consider rejuvenating the skin as well -- this will make even the smallest surgical improvement go a long way. Medical grade skincare programs are designed to effectively treat sun damage like fine lines and sun spots. Laser treatments can target deeper wrinkles like “smoker’s lines” around the mouth and transform skin, giving a healthy, more youthful look.
5. Consider having your procedure two months before a special occasion.
Keep this in mind if you have an upcoming anniversary, wedding or a vacation. This will give you plenty of time to fully heal -- and show off your optimal results.
6. Have a full face evaluation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
A plastic surgeon can see the underlying causes of facial aging -- and pinpoint the areas that can use improvement.