For a while facelifts were dogged with something of a stigma. Now, it would be fair to say that opinion of them has changed, but there are still plenty of misconceptions surrounding the procedures.
This is something that the people at Sono Bello know all about. They are bombarded with questions on a day-to-day basis about facelifts, and the various misconceptions that are associated with them.
It’s for this reason that we have been inspired to put together a piece on the untruths that surround facelifts. Here, we’ll mull over some of the top ones in-detail to highlight the point.
“Facelifts look unnatural”
When we talked about the stigma in the opening to this post, this is one of the things we were referring to. There was a time where every celebrity in the land was seemingly going under the knife and having a facelift. A lot of these cases made it into the press – but it was for all the wrong reasons. There were many examples of faces that literally looked plastic, and it put a lot of people off.
However, the industry has changed significantly since then. Procedures are more high-tech than ever before, and the days of the press covering a high-profile facelift disaster are long gone. In fact, you really would have to search long and hard to find anything of that ilk.
“Facelifts are only designed for women”
In truth, we really shouldn’t be surprised by this next myth. Again, when you start to mull over the stories that are covered by the press, it’s usually women who are at the centre of them.
However, times are changing. More men than ever before are starting to turn to facelifts and the days of it being a women-only procedure seem to be over.
Additionally, in a similar vein, the age demographics appear to have changed. Once it may have just been women of an age that is approaching retirement. Now, it’s both sexes, with many people deciding to go for the treatment when they are in their 30s.
“It takes an age to recover from a facelift”
This is another one of those myths that is bordering on the historic. There used to be a time where people would go for a facelift, only to not be return to their normal life for weeks afterwards. The recovery time was long to say the least, and the thought of returning to work with bruising and swelling blighting your face was something that very few patients would have ever considered.
Now, things have changed. Sure, it’s by no mean an instant form of treatment, but the recovery time can at least be limited by days as opposed to weeks. New techniques are the reason behind this, and it means that your face isn’t going to be tattooed with all of the swelling that traditionally accompanied most facelifts. This is another reason why the procedure has been opened up a lot more; people don’t have to take weeks off work at a time.