Three questions to ask yourself when considering a facelift | Lawton MD

Our faces provide our first impression to others — and they often can tell a story without a single word.

However, the effects of time, gravity, genetics and even weather can start to impact those impressions, and those stories, as we get older. And those changes aren’t always positive. Fortunately, they don’t have to be permanent, either. A facelift from Dr. Tenley Lawton can ease your most visible signs of aging by tightening muscles, removing excess fat and creating a refreshed appearance. Procedures today can achieve amazing, natural-looking results with minimal scarring and few side effects.

Facelifts are an extremely personal choice, of course. If you’re considering the procedure, it’s worth asking yourself a few questions before meeting with a doctor.

1. Are you looking for radical change, or subtle refinements?

Either goal can be accomplished through a facelift — but many people still think of the harsh examples they’ve seen in years past, including stretched, unnatural looking faces. Most of the procedures we perform aren’t extreme; rather, they restore a more youthful appearance while maintaining harmony throughout a person’s face. If you are looking for a more transformative experience, however, today’s technology allows us to make big changes that look more natural than what you’ve seen in magazines.

2. Do you also desire refinement around your eyes and forehead?

If so, a facelift can be performed in conjunction with eyelid and/or forehead surgery —facelifts only rejuvenate the lower two-thirds of the face. An evaluation with Dr. Lawton will help determine your individual needs and options.

3. Are non-surgical options appropriate?

Treatments such as Botox® can smooth wrinkles on your face, but without continued injections, the effect will last only for a few months. A facelift, although not permanent, is a good option for someone looking for a more long-lasting solution.

Facelifts aren’t just for people in their 60s anymore — many younger patients also undergo the procedure in order to look and feel great. Contact Dr. Lawton today to schedule a consultation — and learn how she can help improve the story your face tells.


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