Deciding to Have a Facelift

5 things that might be holding you back.

Deciding on Facelift Cincinnati, OHIt’s no easy decision to have a facelift. Everyone has at last some reservations about undergoing plastic surgery, even those who routinely have Botox, dermal filler injections, laser and other facial cosmetic treatments.

What might surprise you are the most common concerns people have.

Here are the top five reasons that hold people back from having a facelift, as seen in the practice of Dr. Robert J. Smyth, facial cosmetic surgeon in Cincinnati, Ohio, who specializes in just the face and neck area and who has performed more than 3,000 facelifts in the past 30+ years.

#5 “Can I afford it?”
Cost is definitely a legitimate concern. What we tell our patients is to look at the return on your investment. The results of a facelift typically will last 6-10 years, provided you take care of your skin (protect it from the sun, don’t smoke, eat a healthy diet, etc.). If your facelift lasts 10 years, it will have cost you in the range of $1.81 to $2.08 per day at Dr. Smyth’s current, all-inclusive rate.

#4 “What will people say?”
It’s perfectly natural to worry that other people will think you are being vain or self-indulgent. However, many times their criticism is a cover-up for the envy they actually feel. Bottom line, it’s your life to enjoy as you wish. If all of our decisions were based on what others said about us, we wouldn’t get very far in life.

#3 “Will I look better afterward or odd like some of the Hollywood stars?”
A natural look is ALWAYS the desired result when having a facelift. The overdone look might be acceptable in Hollywood, but nowhere else. You can trust that Dr. Smyth will always take a conservative approach. The goal post-surgery is that you look entirely like yourself –– a “younger you” from a decade or so earlier.

#2 “What if I’m not happy with the results?”
This is why it’s so important that you and your surgeon (not just a consultant in the office) sit down for an in-person consultation well in advance of scheduling a facelift to discuss your expectations and what the surgeon feels he or she can achieve. For example, Dr. Smyth will show you in the mirror what you can expect from having the minimally-invasive Timeless Lift™ he performs. It’s a remarkable difference in removing excess, sagging skin from the lower face/jowls and neck while ensuring you still look entirely natural. Though rarely the case, Dr. Smyth can do a revision to further lift the face if he and the patient agree. His philosophy is that you can go always do another slight tuck, but you cannot reverse a too-tight result. Only time can do that.

#1 “I don’t deserve it.”
Believe it or not, this is the main reason holding people back from having a facelift. Most of us –– women especially –– spend our lives putting everyone else’s needs and desires ahead of our own. We do this for so many years that we finally just decide to forego the things that would make us happy, feeling we don’t deserve them –– be it a trip, new furniture, a new wardrobe… or a facelift. If you fall into this camp, we understand completely, BUT we encourage you to believe that you do indeed deserve to be happy, to feel good about yourself and to regain the self-confidence you may have lost over the years. If that means having a facelift, do it.

Let’s talk. Dr. Robert J. Smyth. MD is a leading facelift surgeon and specialist in Cincinnati OH whose patients come from a 100-mile radius. He has performed more than 3,000 minimally-invasive facelifts and thousands of other surgical and non-surgical, anti-aging, facial cosmetic procedures, including upper eyelifts, lower eyelid lifts, brow lifts, submental liposuction, laser skin resurfacing, chin implants, injectables (dermal fillers) and Botox.

For more information or to schedule a one-on-one, complimentary, no-pressure consultation with Dr. Smyth to discuss today’s finest solutions for attaining the natural, refreshed and “younger-you” look you deserve, call 513.201.8490.