How Do I Know If I’m Ready for a Facelift?


There are plenty of treatments for rejuvenating the face, such as BOTOX® and dermal fillers. But sometimes these options can’t quite create the dramatic change that a patient is really looking for. For those wishing for a younger, refreshed version of themselves, facelift surgery at our Baton Rouge practice can be a wonderful experience.

A woman smiles at the camera following a full recovery from her facelift surgery.

Facelifts transform your appearance in ways other treatments simply can’t. In this post, we’ll describe some common signs that you may be ready for facelift surgery.

Nonsurgical treatments fall short

Injectables are the first easy step into the anti-aging world. BOTOX and fillers can smooth out wrinkles and add youthful volume to the face. Although these injectables are perfect for treating milder, surface-level issues, they don’t have the power to solve more complex aging concerns.

A facelift can address these deeper issues, such as sagging skin and muscle structure. If you find that your injectable treatments aren’t creating the noticeable results you want, it may be time for a facelift.

Your face shape is changing

Age can cause our skin to sag and our muscles to droop. When the cheeks and jaw begin to slouch, your face can appear square and blocky—a look that no one wants.

Facelifts can fix problems such as loose skin, saggy jowls, deep folds, and a double chin. By lifting the actual muscle and facial tissue, your surgeon can restore your face’s youthful oval shape.

You’re ready for a long-term investment

Nonsurgical treatments are popular due to their lower price and flattering results. You can experiment with different looks and know the effects won’t be permanent. But, because these active ingredients fade with time, injectables also require regular touch-up treatments.

Some patients don’t enjoy scheduling new appointments every few months. If you’re ready to invest in a long-term anti-aging solution, a facelift is a smart decision that lasts for many, many years.

You’re prepared for some downtime

Many patients choose nonsurgical treatments because they require little downtime. A facelift, on the other hand, requires a proper recovery period. Consider taking a bit of time off work to invest in yourself with a facelift, and give yourself plenty of time to heal. Although traditional surgery requires more time for recovery, its impressive results are definitely worth the wait. In the end, you’ll enjoy a fresh, rejuvenated glow and a more youthful appearance.

In the end, deciding to have surgery is a very personal decision. But if nonsurgical procedures are falling short of your anti-aging goals, a facelift can provide a long-term solution.

Browse our before-and-after gallery to see examples of real patient results. If you would like to learn more about your plastic surgery options here in Baton Rouge, request a consultation online or call (225) 399-0001.

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