Question: I’ve been looking into buying myself a facelift for my 50th birthday. I’m nervous, though, and would like to know what some of the most common misconceptions are about the facelift?
Answer: Congratulations on your upcoming 50th birthday. One of the biggest misconceptions about the facelift is that it actually lifts the face. The facelift procedure is a procedure where the tissues in the level of the eye down to the chin and neck are tightened and moved in a way to smooth the skin. Sometimes the patient’s facelift will change their face or remove all the fat in their face and make them look 30 years younger, but while the facelift can improve and help rejuvenate the face, other ancillary procedures are often needed. The other big misconception of a facelift surgery is that the patient must realize that this is a surgical procedure.