As one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, there is a lot of information out there regarding the facelift. While some information spread online and by word of mouth is accurate, there are also many misconceptions about this popular surgical enhancement. Here are some of the common misconceptions about facelifts explained with actual facts.

1. A plastic surgeon just pulls the skin tighter when doing a facelift – while the skin plays a role in the completion of a facelift, a plastic surgeon actually works primarily upon the tissues beneath the skin to improve the skin’s appearance.

2.  A facelift will leave many scars – today’s technologies allow surgeons to make fewer incisions to reduce scarring. Incisions are also made in areas that will be less noticeable once recovery is complete, like around the outside of the face.

3. A facelift will make someone unrecognizable – the idea of a facelift is simply to provide a patient with a younger appearance, but they won’t look like someone else!

4. A facelift is a procedure for women who are aging – in reality, facelifts can benefit adults of all ages depending upon their physical characteristics.

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