5 Myths of Facelift Surgery of Which You Should Be Aware

By: Dr. J. Timothy Katzen


5 Myths of Facelift Surgery of which you should be aware 

A facelift dramatically reverses the signs of aging & slowing the progression of lines, wrinkles, and other unwanted changes. Both men and women of virtually any age can experience a notable transformation! 

  • Facelift surgery is for both men and women 
  • Facelift surgery gives you a rejuvenated facial appearance 
  • Both younger and older people can enjoy the benefits of facelift surgery. 
  • A facelift improves your appearance and makes you look younger; facelift results can last 10-15 years or longer. 
  • The overall goal of facelift surgery is to create a long-lasting, natural, and youthful facial appearance 

Most men and women in the USA and UAE undergo facelift surgery to achieve facial rejuvenation. Undoubtedly, a facelift is one of the most effective ways to achieve significant facial improvement that can last for decades. Facelift surgery in California, Las Vegas, and Dubai is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. However, many patients are confused about whether they might be a good candidate for a facelift. Therefore, an initial consultation with an experienced, plastic surgeon is mandatory. 

What is Facelift Surgery? 

Apart from anti-aging benefits, a facelift is one of the most effective plastic surgery procedures to rejuvenate the face. Facelift surgery has a long list of cosmetic, functional, and psychological benefits. The medical term for a facelift is rhytidectomy. A facelift or rhytidectomy is a cosmetic or aesthetic plastic surgery procedure that achieves a more youthful facial appearance. A facelift improves signs of aging by removing excess or sagging skin from the face and neck, reducing unwanted wrinkle lines, and restoring lost volume in the cheek and face. In addition, facelift surgery tightens loose facial skin and offers you a rejuvenated facial appearance. 

Some myths and doubts are surrounding the facelift need to be clarified beforehand. 

Myth 1: Facelifts are only for women. 

Fact: It is NOT true that facelift surgery is just for women. Men are just as much concerned about aging as women. Even though most facelift surgery patients are women, many men are interested in undergoing a facelift. Men interested in undergoing a facelift are advised to contact a plastic surgeon with extensive years of experience performing male facelifts. Facelift surgery achieves a refreshed and rejuvenated facial appearance. 

Myth 2: Facelift results are permanent. 

Fact: Facelift has long-lasting results and can last up to 10-15 years or longer. Depending on your skin laxity and other personal factors, a single facelift in your lifetime may be all that you need. However, since aging is a natural process and everyone ages differently, you may require a future facelift. 

Myth 3: Facelifts look unnatural. 

Fact: One of the most common myths surrounding facelifts is that the facelift results look fake. Many patients needlessly become concerned about the outcome. Many prospective patients think a facelift will make their skin look too tight, shiny, frozen, wind blow appearance or that MACH-7 look!. Therefore, it is essential to consult with an experienced, plastic surgeon. An expert plastic surgeon focuses on creating the most aesthetic outcome so you look natural. A facelift surgery performed by a professional, plastic surgeon should shave years off your appearance without making your features look unnatural or stiff. 

Myth 4: Botox and fillers can achieve the same results as a surgical facelift. 

Fact: One should know that Botox and fillers are temporary options to rejuvenate the facial appearance. Botox and fillers have revolutionized the facial rejuvenation treatment, but Botox and fillers are not permanent solutions. Botox and fillers require maintenance and revision injections at specific time intervals. On the other hand, a surgical facelift gives you a long-lasting result that can last up to 10-15 years or longer without monthly or yearly touch-ups. In addition, a facelift can produce more dramatic results than fillers and Botox. 

Myth 5: Facelift recovery is long and painful. 

Fact:  Usually, the recovery after a facelift is not a big deal. Swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort are common and disappear within ten days. Dr. Katzen will prescribe pain medicine and offer post-op tips to minimize pain. Once the swelling, bruising, and soreness subside, you see a more youthful and refreshed facial appearance with fewer lines and sagging. 


Overall, we can say that facelift is an excellent rescue against facial aging that gives you long-lasting results. You should base your selection of plastic surgeons based on their qualifications, expertise, reviews, and experience. The surgical facelift requires extreme artistic sense and precision to meet the desired aesthetic outcomes. 


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Dr. J. Timothy Katzen is a plastic surgeon well known in Beverly Hills, CA, Las Vegas, NV, and Dubai. Dr. Katzen is an experienced plastic surgeon ready to listen to your concerns and create your new face. Call Dr. Katzen today to schedule your consultation and see what type of facelift would be best. Dr. Katzen has offices in Beverly Hills, CA, Las Vegas, NV, and Dubai for your convenience. If distance and traffic are a problem, virtual consultations can be scheduled through Face Time, Skype, WhatsApp, or Zoom. Call (310) 859-7770 today to obtain a more youthful face.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.