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Want to Carve Years Off of Your Face? What Are the Benefits and Dangers of Face Lifts?

Patricia Wagner

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Are you unhappy about what your mirror tells you? Does it show you wrinkles and sagging flesh that used to be so youthful?

You probably know that if you choose a skillful plastic surgeon, he or she can probably remove 10 or 15 years off of your appearance!

What could that mean to you?

Many people regret the passage of time and the wrinkles and sagging skin that naturally occurs. Wanting to look younger, they may look into having cosmetic surgery. A face lift can't stop the aging process, but this surgical procedure will probably make you look younger. That's because in this type of surgery muscles are tightened and excess fat is removed resulting in a more youthful appearance.

If you are between your 30s and 40s, you might want to select a mini face lift to tighten your facial muscles because the procedure is less invasive and recovery time is much faster than with the traditional face lift.

The traditional face lift that was popular in the 1980s with celebrities is known as the deep plane face lift. When it is successful, it can make you look up to 15 and even 20 years younger because it tightens the facial muscles so much.

If you want to have a face lift, your skin must have elasticity to it and you need strong bone structure to qualify for this surgical procedure.

However, you need to proceed with caution because there are many potential negative side effects. This cosmetic surgery has a risk factor that's serious enough to make you think twice before going under the knife. Just like any other surgery, face lift surgery has its risks that should not be ignored.

Here are some sobering side effects that could happen to you if you decide to have a face lift. They hardly ever happen, but they can still occur.

1. Some of your facial nerves could be injured resulting in lack of mobility of some facial muscles.

2. Some of your facial tissues could actually die in the process.

3. Your incisions could become infected.

4. This surgery can even kill you in a worst case scenario.

There is less risk today than years ago when face lifts first became popular, but the risks are still there.

If you wish to brave the possible side effects of a face lift, be sure to choose your surgeon wisely and follow his or her guidance as you go through this procedure.

Face lifts are more affordable now than ever, so more people are choosing to have this procedure done.

If you decide to have a face lift, be aware of the fact that you may or may not be pleased with the results because there are no guarantees. You need to ask yourself if it is worth the possible risks to look younger.

Are you wondering if a cosmetic face lift could help you look younger? Are plastic surgery risks worth it?


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