The loss of youthful facial contours can result in debilitating shyness, poor body image, and lack of self-esteem. The ripple effect of these negative indicators can damage relationships, inhibit social assimilation and even lead to discrimination in the workplace. We all age, albeit at different rates due to factors that include heredity, stress, environmental conditions and lifestyle choices. Although some people disparage facelifts as vain or artificial, the results actually more accurately reflect the appearance of a person who has lived a healthy and fulfilling life.
A facelift can provide dramatic results and the procedures involved bear little resemblance to those used in the past. Reluctance toward undergoing a facelift due to fear of acquiring a frozen, plastic appearance is unwarranted when modern, progressive techniques are used. A natural-looking result is the expected outcome of a facelift in the 21st Century.