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TAMPA, FL, February 02, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- If you are considering a facelift, there may be no time like the present. Or maybe it's best to wait? How do you know? Here are a few basic tips for deciding on the perfect time for your facelift.
Will a facelift help?
The most important thing about timing your facelift is ensuring that your symptoms of facial aging will actually be improved by a facelift. A facelift doesn't treat all symptoms of facial aging, but what it can help are:
- Sagging facial features, especially in the lower face
- Excess fat or skin in the neck
- Poorly defined jawline
- Facial folds and wrinkles in the lower face
There are also some things that a facelift will not treat, including:
- Crow's feet and glabellar lines (vertical lines between the brows), which can be treated with BOTOX Cosmetic injections
- Fine lines and poor skin tone, which can be treated with advanced skin care
- Sagging eyelids which can be treated with blepharoplasty
If you do have symptoms of facial aging that can be treated with a facelift, then you should consider several other factors to determine if the time is right for your facelift.
Is Now the Best Time for My Facelift?
There are several factors to consider when finding the optimal time for your facelift. These factors include your health, your schedule, and your finances.
Your health is the most important factor to consider in getting a facelift. There is no limit to the age at which you can have a facelift if you are in good health, but there is no good age to get a facelift if you have untreated health problems. Talk to your doctor about your fitness for surgery before scheduling a consultation with a plastic surgeon.
Your schedule is also an important consideration. After your facelift, you will want to take at least a week, and more properly two weeks, to rest and recover. If you can't fit this into your busy schedule, now may not be the time for your facelift.
Finances are also an important consideration. You don't have to be able to pay for your procedure up front, but you do need to have a reliable income that would allow you to make regular payments if you take advantage of plastic surgery financing.
Talk to a Plastic Surgeon
If you think now is the right time for your facelift procedure, it may be time to talk to a plastic surgeon, who can give you a personal evaluation. Research plastic surgeons in your area to determine which one is right for you.
If you live in the Tampa, Florida area, please visit the website of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso to learn more about timing your facelift at http://gayosoplasticsurgery.com.
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