Facelift surgeries are assumed to be restricted to women of a certain age. If she is financially stable and relatively comfortable, then she will have the space, time, and resources to keep her body in top condition.
Space and time here don’t refer to career or her leisure activities. It means she is at a stage in her life where she can afford to focus on her self-image. For example, a young mother may want to have her hot pre-baby body, but she may be so overwhelmed looking after her little ones that she barely has the presence of mind to consider her physical appearance.
Unfortunately, her body is likely to lower her self-esteem, and knowing she can’t fix it or restore it adds to the cycle of negative feelings. That’s why mummy make-overs are so popular. It’s also why they’re rarely undertaken before a woman’s children are four or five years old. Once they start school, a woman has more time to herself.
Some women wait until their kids are teens or have left home. This is common with stay-at-home mums, because their lives were fully absorbed with the children and spouses, so once they have room to focus on themselves again, they want to live a full life and have a hot body. For this kind of mum, a facelift and boob job seem like good places to start.
Of course, career women may also feel concern about wrinkles as they get older, and the facelift is a great way to shave years off their age. There’s one more category of patients that can benefit from a facelift. Obese patients can lose drastic amounts of weight through fitness programmes and bariatric surgeries. However, these applications don’t deal with loose skin.
Losing all that weight can make a huge impact on a patient’s life. It improves their health, makes their body function better, and adds decades to their lives. Trimming down reduces a patient’s chances of diabetes, heart conditions, and other lifestyle diseases. It also gives them a better physique and massively improves their sense of self.
Being obese has many effects that are taken for granted. People who are overweight can suffer joint pain, fertility problems, sleep apnea, anxiety, and depression, all as a result of their excess weight. On a social level, they may have a hard time initiating or maintaining intimate relationships. It’s also harder for obese people to use public facilities like buses and planes, because they may be surcharged for taking up extra space. In many professions, physical appearance is a big deal, and being overweight can work against you.
Some of the little things have an impact as well. Obese patients – especially women – have fewer fashion choices, and wearing unflattering clothes does, even more, damage to their already compromised self-esteem. It’s not just clothes, finding comfortable shoes that can support their weight can be challenging as well.
For patients who have struggled with weight loss, and who qualify for surgery, bariatric procedures can help them shed hundreds of pounds. Before they lose the weight, the excess fat stretches a patient’s skin, and they have rounded features. Once the weight is gone, all that excess fat leaves drawn features, protruding bone structures, and sagging skin.
The only way to get rid of this skin is by cosmetic surgery. These procedures include tummy tucks for the belly and love handles, Brachioplasty for sagging arms, and facelifts for the cheeks and chin. A neck lift is a good idea too, to get rid of excess folds around the neck. It’s important to get the right plastic surgeon so that the results of your facelift look natural.
After losing so much weight, you look like a different person, and this can lead to a loss of identity. It seems strange that someone who was so eager to lose weight would be unhappy with their bodies, but it can be disconcerting to look in the mirror and see someone you barely recognise. Getting the right facelift will create realistic contours and proportions.
The beautiful even, balanced result will help the patient feel more at ease, and can go a long way in helping them embrace their new look. However, as part of their surgery and treatment, obese patients should have psychological support so that they are prepared for the drastic change they’re about to undergo.