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Facelifts Facts vs. Fiction

Posted by Dr. Julian De Silva | October 20th, 2014

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Our faces are the windows to the rest of our being. They are at the forefront of our physical appearance–our first impressions. It is only logical that we should want to care for our faces and keep them youthful as we age. The world is filled with products, supplements, D-I-Y techniques, injections and the like, all claiming to help a person look younger.

As a specialist and expert in facial cosmetic surgery in London, I have experience performing facelifts on patients of all walks of life. Oftentimes, patients reference fearing a facelift because of the common misconceptions that surround this procedure. They cite superstar facelifts that look over-stretched and pulled, as was the case with Mickey Rourke and Bruce Jenner among others. Some fear the surgery as a consequence, however when face and neck lift surgery is performed with respect to the natural shape and contours of a face and neck, it will give a natural rejuvenation that gives a person a fresher and more youthful natural appearance.

My response to these fears is simple: a patient must choose an experienced plastic surgeon. If a patient has a trustworthy, experienced plastic surgeon using the latest in modern techniques and equipment, he or she will not receive a rewarding natural and youthful result
A common misconception is that facelifts are strictly for famous people, models, and women. This is simply not true. Men and women of all demographics are turning to facelifts to retain their younger appearance. In fact, the most common plastic surgery performed on men today is a facelift.

Another common misconception is that patients receiving facelifts undergo massive incisions around the forehead and beyond. However, with the latest innovations and techniques facelifts typically require small incisions behind the ear and along the adjacent hairline. Incisions on other parts of the head do not constitute a facelift but would rather be part of a different procedure altogether.

Finally, patients fear the infamous “stretched face” look seen on people with obvious facelifts. The most important thing to understand is that most people with the “stretched face” look have had surgery that has not respected their natural ageing process in artistry and technique. However, if a patient chooses a plastic surgeon with experience and a good track record in facial cosmetic surgery, a positive and natural rejuvenation will be achievable.

About the Author: Dr. De Silva

About the Author

Finding the most reputable facelift expert is never easy. Therefore, you should always research the best surgeons in your area and ask plenty of questions. Dr. De Silva is a facial cosmetic and plastic surgeon, author, global educator, with a track record of doing procedures for top celebrities. He is based at world-renowned Harley Street in Central London and specializes in three main procedures: Face and Neck lifts, Blepharoplasty, and Rhinoplasty.

Come witness a custom-built surgical centre that is not your average hospital. You are guaranteed to experience natural-looking results and fast healing thanks to regenerative technology, growth factors, regenerative cells, stem cell, oxygen therapy, and state of the art technology.

By specialising in only the face, you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting premier results. Dr. De Silva achieves natural-looking results for his patients using the latest regenerative technology, so they can heal quickly and look their absolute best. No matter what your reason for wanting a cosmetic treatment is, Dr. De Silva and his team are here to help. To find out more information about Dr. Julian De Silva and his work, check out our website.

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