If you are thinking about facial cosmetic surgery, you are probably growing concerned about the visible signs of aging. Maybe some of your girlfriends have been discussing the work that they have had done or things they would like to do. Before long, you find yourself stretching and pulling your skin in front of the bathroom mirror, wondering what a difference it may make for you.

What we’re going to consider today are a few important factors related to the timing of cosmetic facial surgery:

  1. Why is it better to have it done younger rather than wait?
  2. Will the results live up to your expectations?
  3. What are the costs (both financial as well as recovery time and potential risks)?

Why It’s Not Always Best to Wait for Surgery

In just a minute, we’ll discuss both expectations and risks of elective cosmetic surgery. The fact is that those risks increase with age, and your expectations may be easier to meet if you don’t wait until you’ve aged to the point where your body no longer heals as well. It’s a sad fact of life that we don’t bounce back from surgery at 60 like we would have at 50, or at 50 as we would have at 40. With age, the healing process slows, and that especially applies to the skin. Plus, getting cosmetic surgery done a little sooner means a less shocking change in appearance for friends.

Will the Surgery Live Up to Your Expectations?

It depends on how high you set your expectations. If you’ve never looked like a model but you expect to after a facelift, you’ll end up disappointed. Also, people who get cosmetic surgery to please someone else are also often disappointed. The best scenario is when you go into the procedure with realistic expectations of turning back the clock a little, and you make the decision by yourself and for yourself.

Weighing the Costs of Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Since this is an elective surgery, your insurance probably won’t help with the bill. That means you need to take a realistic look at your finances before going under the knife. Second, you have to understand that even going to an experienced surgeon like Dr. Alex doesn’t eliminate 100% of the risks. Any invasive procedure carries some degree of risk, and Dr. Alex will discuss these risks openly with you, so feel free to ask questions. We want you to be comfortable with both the procedure and recovery process. Remember too that age may be a factor in recovery time.

NY Face Place offers many facial surgery options to meet the needs of our clients. To learn more, schedule a consultation. We’ll give you the information you need to decide if now is the right time for facial cosmetic surgery, but remember – the final decision should always be up to you.