Let’s face it – just as there are no two faces just alike, there are no two facelifts alike, in the hands of an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. The differing goals of each person mean that more than one technique is usually called for because the goal is to harmonize the features and contours of the face, rather than simply to perfect one or two.
The right plastic surgeon’s skill is beyond medical. Over the course of many years of experience, the genius that has accumulated behind facelift techniques is wonderful to contemplate. For example, the incision that lifts and smooths one’s cheeks might be hidden in the hairline of the temples. To take years off of one’s laugh lines, the procedure might be under the earlobe.
The Connection Between Popularity and Experience
Today, we can consider a facelift with unprecedented confidence and with higher goals than ever, because the acceptance of facelifts of enhancing one’s appearance has grown rapidly as a normal option. The experience in the field and the refinement of techniques has progressed geometrically as a result.
This great refinement of skills and techniques means that today the surgery won’t get the compliments. Long past is the time when “having a little work” was always noticeable or even considered a badge of rank. The value if a facelift now is more personal, more considerate, and more an expression of the best side of ourselves.
We can expect to look younger, more rested, more relaxed, more fit – but not changed, because never before have experience and technique been so advanced.
The Main Point is How You Feel
Women and men of most every age who have taken this step say they wish they’d done it sooner, because of how it makes them feel. How they look is just the beginning.
Consider the kind of magnetism you see in a person who’s forgotten doubt, who has left self-consciousness behind, who is instead free to be interested in all that surrounds him or her, including you? That kind of magnetism is memorable, and what could be more beautiful?
Skill is Only the Beginning
The most delicate abilities, the keenest way of seeing, the finest surgical skill we can imagine is absolutely necessary. But these skills are only the beginning. They are just what gets an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon to the beginning.
What sets a great plastic surgeon apart from the rest is the heart of a surgeon. The empathy that inspires confidence in someone considering a facelift – that empathy enriches any form of medicine, and in something so personal and at the same time so public as a facelift it is certainly a quality to be sure you have on your side.
Talking with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon is the first step in finding out if a facelift is for you. In the first conversation you should get a sense right away if this is the surgeon you’ll choose to trust. Call us today and set up a consultation with Dr. Derron Spikes.