Q: How can I minimise the effects of facial ageing?
A: Nowhere does ageing leave its imprint more noticeably than on the face. Sun exposure, as well as ageing, contributes to facial wrinkling – as do certain lifestyle factors such as diet, the amount of alcohol you consume and whether or not you smoke.
Facial rejuventation surgery may involve procedures on the face and neck, eyelids, forehead and eyebrow areas, as well as procedures to reduce fine lines on the skin. These procedures can often be performed at the same time as each other, or may be carried out in separate session.
The procedure, or combination of procedures, that is right for you will depend on your personal objectives and the opinion of your surgeon.
Q: Are looks really that important?
A: Most people would agree that what is on the insider of a person is more important than what is on the outside. But we are begining to understand is that what is on the outside is quite important too, as it reflects the we feel inside.
Cosmetik surgery is not about vain, self-indulgent narcissism. It`s about ordinary people with problems – whether a nose that`s too big, breasts that are too small or wrinkled sagging skin that makes someone who feels young and alive look old and depressed. It could be a problem that you were born with, or one that comes whit age. Cosmetic surgery can help ordinary people solve the problems whit their apperance that make them unhappy: such surgical procedures can help you not only look better but feel better as well.
Q: Is cosmetic surgery for me?
A: Over the years, surgeons and psychologists have found that certain attitudes indicate that cosmetic surgery is appropriate for a patient.
Cosmetic surgery can improve your looks. It can help you look as young as you feel. And sometimes it can even boost your self-esteem and self-confidence. The rest is up to you. You should be realistic about what you`ll look like afterwards. Cosmetic surgery deals in improvement – not in perfection. If you can accept that, your surgery will be succesful. If your expectations are realistic and you`re doing it for the right reasons, the chances are excellent that you will be happy with your results.
Q: What causes wrinkles and sagging?
A: With age, various changes occur to the skin. Conective fibres located within the skin layers allow the skin to stretch and then return to its original shape. Over the years, these connective fibres descrease in number and they function less efficiently. The skin can no longer easily return to its former position after it is stretched. Time and age are the essential factors: a young person who losws 20kg may end up with tight skin, while an older person, having lost the same amount of weight, will then be left with loose, hanging skin.
Q: What is a good age to have a facelift?
A: Most people requesting facelift surgery are between the ages of 45 and 60, although there are patients both younger and older than that. About three-quarters of patients are women, allthough many more men have been turning to facelift surgery in recent times. Most patient are honest about their reasons for wanting facelift surgery. They hope that an operation to rejuvenate their apperance will make them look as young as they feel: they feel somehow that their facial appearance is betraying them.
A complete consultation with a cosmetic surgeon with resolve the question of whether you are, potentially, a good candidate for a facelift.
Q: I`m worried about looking unnatural or “plastic” after surgery. I dont want people to know. How can I be reassured?
A: Everybody has seen bad plastic surgery. You can spot it it immediately… Instead of enhancing looks, the results almost certainly detract from them. Nobody wants to looks as is theyve obviously had cosmetic surgery. A good surgeon should be able to show you before and after pictures of past patients who display natural, well-balanced results, and not ones that leave a contrived or artificial look.
Q: Is cosmetic surgery painful?