Being the wife of a plastic surgeon puts me in an unusual predicament. I’m looked at for what I do as much as for what I don’t do cosmetically. I can’t look overdone or underdone. But when I make decisions to have procedures done for myself, I am doing them for all the same reasons all women do, I want to look as good as I feel.
The pursuit of a youthful facial appearance may involve everything from moisturizers to facelift surgery, with fillers and Botox bridging the gap in between. A facelift is the biggest step and can be a daunting process. The journey includes local and/or general anesthesia, postoperative swelling and bruising, extended recovery time and hefty plastic surgeon fees. That is exactly the reason why wrinkle fighters like Botox and facial fillers enjoy such wide popularity.
Minimally invasive procedures, from thread and liquid lifts to body contouring and facial rejuvenation, have moved the traditional facelift to the back of the bus. And it doesn't cost an arm or a leg.
Some people call it vanity. I call it an investment and if I can afford to have it done, I say why not? I want to be me and keep the vibrant and energetic version of myself.
Facelifts remain popular for good reason. The results can be powerful and last far longer — years vs. months — than those achieved with minimally invasive procedures. If you are contemplating a facelift procedure, here are answers to some of the questions I hear most often about the surgery.
We recommend preparing your recovery space ahead of time with essentials so that after you get home from surgery, you can focus on resting and recovering.
YOU columnist Liz Jones, 52, has always hated the way she looks, particularly as she got older, so she decided to have a face-lift. Here she gives a brutally honest account of her cosmetic-surgery experience – and reveals her new face in all its line-free glory…
Lifestyle Lift’s collapse illustrates challenge of running lower-cost face-lift businesses
“I don’t have to spend $30,000 or go into hiding for weeks,” said Ms. Marcus, the patient who was pleased with her facial face-lift. “You can have the work done in the office, go home, look better and your husband or boyfriend will never know you’ve done anything.”
A study in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association: Facial Plastic Surgery, the first of its kind, found that the average increase in a person’s rated attractiveness after plastic surgery was 0.08 on said 1 to 10 scale, which in statistical terms, is pretty much nothing.
After surgery, knowing what to do – and when/how to do it – is key to the overall success of your facelift. Your surgeon should explain the various stages of recovery to you in detail ahead of your procedure in order to help you manage your expectations and heal quickly and properly.
The former E! News host opens up about going under the knife for a facelift, a neck lift, and blepharoplasty. “Of course I thought, What are people going to think? Who’s going to judge me?”
The actor wants young people to embrace getting old.
There’s no shame in being vain—just ask newly taut designer Marc Jacobs. Why men ranging from C-suite executives to Hollywood stars are increasingly going under the knife.
Three years of purchased juvenescence doesn't sound like such a great deal, especially when a face-lift can cost $10,000 to $20,000 once you add surgeon and hospital fees. That's at least $3,000 for each extra year of nipped and tucked "youth."