Five Signs That May Indicate It’s Time for Facelift Surgery By dsherris on June 17, 2016

A man and woman in an embrace, both looking young and fit thanks to facelift surgeryObviously, facelift surgery isn’t for everyone. Many people are perfectly content to show the signs of aging on their face and wear their wrinkles with pride. Others, however, feel that their youthful, vibrant skin is worth fighting for, and that facelift surgery is the best weapon in the anti-aging arsenal. These people turn to plastic surgeons such as Dr. David Sherris because they want to achieve graceful, elegant results that enhance their natural beauty, subtly turning back the hands of time by a few years.

Then there are those people who aren’t quite sure whether they’re ready for a facelift. They’re not opposed to the idea at some point in their lives, but they’re also aware of less invasive treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers. How does one really know when it’s time to explore the possibilities of facial plastic surgery? Is there a right time?

Ultimately, the decision to undergo facelift surgery is highly personal and must be made on an individual basis. However, here are five signs that may indicate it’s time for facelift surgery at our Buffalo, NY facial plastic surgery practice. If nothing else, it may at least be time to meet with Dr. Sherris and learn more about your treatment options.

To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Sherris, please contact The Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery today.

Sign #1: You’re tired of temporary results.

From prescription-strength anti-aging skin products to injectable treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and Restylane®, there are many excellent ways to rejuvenate your facial skin non-surgically. Perhaps you’ve tried some of them and enjoyed good results. However, these options all share one thing in common: the results they produce are temporary and the results are not as effective the more you age as wrinkles become more pronounced and the skin becomes looser . While facelift surgery will not halt the aging process, its results will last for years rather than months. Indeed, with a healthy post-operative lifestyle, your facelift results could last up to ten years.

Sign #2: You’re not laughing at your laugh lines.

Laugh lines, clinically known as nasolabial folds, are the wrinkles that run from the sides of your nose down to the sides of your mouth. When they are faint, they respond well to injectable treatments; however, as they become more deeply set, facelift surgery is the best way to reduce the appearance of these not-so-funny lines.

Sign #3: You want to restore volume to your cheeks.

Facelift surgery isn’t simply about reducing the appearance of wrinkles, but also about restoring volume to areas that have become sunken and hollow, such as the cheeks. This can be accomplished by lifting the fad pads that tend to slip over time and, in doing so, making the cheeks look plumper and healthier again.

Sign #4: Who wants to look like a marionette?

Pinocchio is nobody’s idea of a fashion icon, so why would anyone want to have marionette lines? These wrinkles that run from the corners of the mouth down to the edges of the chin can be dramatically reduced through facelift surgery.

Sign #5: You miss how you looked five to ten years ago.

Facelift surgery is not a miracle worker. It cannot make a person who is 45 appear 21 again. It can, however, turn back the clock by five to ten years in most cases. You will also always look more youthful in appearance even though you will contiThere is nothing wrong with looking in the mirror and thinking, “I wish I could look the way I did ten years ago.” That’s a reasonable desire. Facelift surgery may not be the fountain of youth, but it can help make that wish a reality, or something very close to it.

Schedule Your Facelift Consultation with Dr. Sherris Today

To schedule your facelift consultation with Dr. David Sherris, please contact The Clinic for Facial Plastic Surgery today.

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Dr. David A. Sherris

The Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. David A. Sherris is highly qualified to perform your surgery, with distinguishing achievements such as: 

  • Double board-certification in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as otolaryngology
  • Regular invitations to travel around the world to teach other surgeons 
  • Annually voted as one of the "Best Doctors of America"
  • Thousands of patients around the globe, including other doctors

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Sherris and discuss your options for plastic surgery, contact our practice in Buffalo, NY, online or call us at (716) 884-5102.

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