Our expert says:
Hello ‘Cat Lady’, thank you for the question and I am sorry to hear about the hard year you have experienced.
If one is in good health and there are no contraindications to surgery, there should be no reason why you cannot undergo a facelift.
To get the best out of your surgery, my advice would be to consider a coarse of skin rejuvenation (my personal preference is the Syneron IPL/Bi-Polar Radiofrequency) combined with the Syneron Matrix IR Non-Ablative wrinkle removal.
The reason behind this is one can get a great result following surgery, but the sun damage, texture, and general health and elasticity of the skin will need to be addressed.
I feel obliged to write a short answer to your question about vanity:
A well known dermatologist performed a number of studies, looking at the emotional and psychological effects of cosmetic procedures (both surgical and non-surgical).
The overall improvements on these ‘states-of-mind’, was so significant, that he found it also had an add-on effect to one’s general health. At a recent congress, Dr Jean Carruthers, stated that following these studies “we should view cosmetic procedures as a necessity, rather than vanity”!
I am a firm believer that if one can afford it, use all the technological advances that are available at one’s disposal (as long as they have been shown with medical studies that they work). With the correct treatment choices the end result should be that you not only look younger, but feel it too.
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