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Will a face lift ever look really natural?

28 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
9 doctors agree

In brief: Definitely

Modern facelift surgery usually does look quite natural.
In the past, facelift usually meant pulling the skin tight. That lead to a stretched or "windblown" look that was not natural. Contemporary facelift involves tightening and lifting the deeper structures in the face and neck rather than pulling the skin tight. This not only lasts longer but it is safer and also much more natural looking.

In brief: Definitely

Modern facelift surgery usually does look quite natural.
In the past, facelift usually meant pulling the skin tight. That lead to a stretched or "windblown" look that was not natural. Contemporary facelift involves tightening and lifting the deeper structures in the face and neck rather than pulling the skin tight. This not only lasts longer but it is safer and also much more natural looking.
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Jason Lichten
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Pick a good surgeon

Discuss with your surgeon what you want to accomplish with surgery and what your concerns are.
If you find a surgeon who is board certified in plastic surgery, has good experience with facelift, and you trust them after meeting them, then your facelift can accomplish the natural results you are looking for.

In brief: Pick a good surgeon

Discuss with your surgeon what you want to accomplish with surgery and what your concerns are.
If you find a surgeon who is board certified in plastic surgery, has good experience with facelift, and you trust them after meeting them, then your facelift can accomplish the natural results you are looking for.
Dr. Jason Lichten
Dr. Jason Lichten
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Dr. Nima Shemirani
Facial Plastic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Natural facelift

Yes, a well done facelift turns back the clock 10-15 years.
Most people just notice the bad looking facelifts because they are obvious. The good facelifts are not obvious at all. Best regards, nima shemirani.

In brief: Natural facelift

Yes, a well done facelift turns back the clock 10-15 years.
Most people just notice the bad looking facelifts because they are obvious. The good facelifts are not obvious at all. Best regards, nima shemirani.
Dr. Nima Shemirani
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Dr. Ralph Rosato
I agree, the key to excellent surgery is picking an excellent surgeon. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons lists board certified plastic surgeons with a commitment to high ethical standards.
Dr. Brock Ridenour
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: YES!

To look naturally beautiful is easy providing that you seek good council from a thoughtful and discerning cosmetic physician that understands the human form and the underpinnings of the aging process.
Insist on a thorough explanation of the procedure, the rationale behind the proposed treatment and ask to see examples of the physician's work. Explain that your goal is to look "rested", not "done".

In brief: YES!

To look naturally beautiful is easy providing that you seek good council from a thoughtful and discerning cosmetic physician that understands the human form and the underpinnings of the aging process.
Insist on a thorough explanation of the procedure, the rationale behind the proposed treatment and ask to see examples of the physician's work. Explain that your goal is to look "rested", not "done".
Dr. Brock Ridenour
Dr. Brock Ridenour
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Facelift

In experiences hands, the result of a facelift can be very natural.
Your best bet would be to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

In brief: Facelift

In experiences hands, the result of a facelift can be very natural.
Your best bet would be to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Donald Yoo
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

A number of surgeons perform facelifts that look very natural.
Taking care to design well-concealed incisions that respect the hair line, and pulling a judicious amount in the appropriate vector ensure a natural and not "wind swept" "overdone" or "category v hurricane" look.

In brief: Yes

A number of surgeons perform facelifts that look very natural.
Taking care to design well-concealed incisions that respect the hair line, and pulling a judicious amount in the appropriate vector ensure a natural and not "wind swept" "overdone" or "category v hurricane" look.
Dr. Donald Yoo
Dr. Donald Yoo
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Less invasive techniques combined with our better understanding of three dimensional aging has improved outcomes from facial aesthetic procedures.

In brief: Yes

Less invasive techniques combined with our better understanding of three dimensional aging has improved outcomes from facial aesthetic procedures.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. J David Holcomb
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The best compliment that a plastic surgeon can have from a happy facelift patient: "it looks so natural no one knows why i look so good!" achieving this mark of satisfaction requires meticulous attention to incision placement and closure, maintaining normal ear lobe position and facial symmetry as well as moving the tissues in the proper vectors to avoid an overdone appearance.
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In brief: Yes

The best compliment that a plastic surgeon can have from a happy facelift patient: "it looks so natural no one knows why i look so good!" achieving this mark of satisfaction requires meticulous attention to incision placement and closure, maintaining normal ear lobe position and facial symmetry as well as moving the tissues in the proper vectors to avoid an overdone appearance.
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Dr. J David Holcomb
Dr. J David Holcomb
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Natural facelift

A natural appearing facelift is key.
The scars are well hidden and the face and neck will have a smoother and toned appearance. Natural looking surgery is more difficult and time consuming to perform but well worth it.

In brief: Natural facelift

A natural appearing facelift is key.
The scars are well hidden and the face and neck will have a smoother and toned appearance. Natural looking surgery is more difficult and time consuming to perform but well worth it.
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
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Dr. Rian Maercks
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Always

A facelift that is performed by a plastic surgeon with good training experience and judgement should always look natural.
Many non plastic surgeons perform facelifts these days and they are mostly "mini-lifts" which offer no support and create unnatural vectors in the face. These always need to be revised with a true facelift in order to look natural.

In brief: Always

A facelift that is performed by a plastic surgeon with good training experience and judgement should always look natural.
Many non plastic surgeons perform facelifts these days and they are mostly "mini-lifts" which offer no support and create unnatural vectors in the face. These always need to be revised with a true facelift in order to look natural.
Dr. Rian Maercks
Dr. Rian Maercks
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Dr. Alan Durkin
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

The goals of surgery should be clearly mapped out prior to intervention.
Natural, non-pulled results are what we shoot for in all cases.

In brief: Yes

The goals of surgery should be clearly mapped out prior to intervention.
Natural, non-pulled results are what we shoot for in all cases.
Dr. Alan Durkin
Dr. Alan Durkin
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