Should I have a facelift?

While getting older may bring other kinds of security, it can also bring insecurity about the ageing face: the sagging cheeks, drooping jowls and deepened creases can make one feel self-conscious and often even older. If you’ve spent time in front of the mirror manually lifting your jawline and admiring the difference it makes, your thoughts may have turned to the idea of cosmetic surgery. Even for those who are certain a facelift is for them, making the decision to head down the surgical route is a big decision.

1. Research what is involved.

If you know what a facelift entails, you will be better placed to make an informed decision. Find out what actually happens during the operation, but also read about other people’s experiences; first hand accounts about pre-op nerves, post-op recovery and practical tips can help build a picture of what to expect.

2. Check your expectations.

It is imperative that you have realistic expectations of what facial rejuvenation surgery can achieve. Performed by a skilled cosmetic surgeon, a facelift can certainly produce some fantastic, natural-looking improvements but there are limitations; if you are expecting surgery to transform your looks entirely and to solve an array of life’s problems, then you need to think some more.

3. Find a surgeon you trust.

A reputable surgeon will give you honest advice and help you make the right decision for you. At Mr Alan Park’s Warwickshire facelift consultation, you will receive specialist and impartial advice; Mr Ahmad will be candid about realistic expectations and whether surgery is indeed the best way to achieve your desired results.

4. Don’t do it to please anyone but yourself.

Facelift surgeon Mr Park advises prospective patients to talk to friends and family but reminds them the decision needs to be theirs and theirs alone.