You’ll very likely be happy with your facelift – particularly if you realize that the results may not be immediately apparent. Even after the swelling and bruises are gone, the hair around your temples may be thin and your skin may feel dry and rough for several months. Men may find they have to shave in new places – behind the neck and ears – where areas of beard-growing skin have been repositioned.
While you will have scars from your facelift, most will be hidden by your hair or in the natural creases of your face and ears. In any case, the scars will fade within time and should be scarcely visible.
After facelift surgery, you’ll present a fresher and more youthful face to the world.
Having a facelift will not stop time. Your face will continue to age, and you may want to repeat the procedure one or more times, maybe in five or ten years. But in another sense, the effects of even one facelift are lasting; years later, you’ll continue to look better than if you’d never had a facelift at all.