As time progresses, your entire body will go through changes. While the aging process is natural, some people may not feel as confident as they once did, or perhaps feel they have aged too fast. When this happens, many people turn to cosmetic surgery. Since your face is one of the first things people see, many people choose to have a facelift as part of their cosmetic transformation. But when do you know if you’re ready for a facelift?

Before making your decision, look at these few key factors in determining whether or not you are actually ready for a facelift.

Your Face Is Drooping, Or Looks Tired

If your face is drooping, or looks tired even after an appropriate amount of sleep, it may be time for a facelift. Many people experience facial drooping as part of the natural aging process, but not all people are ready to look older. If this applies to you, be sure to schedule a consultation with a good cosmetic surgeon. They can discuss options, which may or may not include a total facelift, or simply injections, depending on the severity of drooping.

You Look Older Than You Feel

If your face isn’t an accurate representation of how old you feel on the inside, it be time for you to get a facelift. Many people say they feel youthful and vibrant on the inside, but their face appears tired and old.

The Issue Is Clearly Visible to The Doctor – Not Just You

Our views of ourselves can sometimes be a little jaded. So be sure that you aren’t just looking at yourself in a derogatory way. If the problem is clearly visible to both you and your doctor, it may be time to schedule a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon. If, on the other hand, your doctor doesn’t feel as though you are experiencing the drastic aging you think you are, it might be time to instead start some self-confidence exercises to get you in the right state of mind about your physical appearance.

You’re in A Good State of Mind

If you’ve recently experienced something traumatic – like divorce, loss of a loved one, loss of job, unwanted move, etc. – than you may want to hold off a little on the cosmetic surgery. You want to be in a good state of mind before getting any procedures done, as this will ensure you are happy with the results. People who are depressed or anxious tend to make decisions they later regret. Since plastic surgery is a very permanent thing, it isn’t a decision to be taken lightly.

You Have the Necessary Funds

A really important thing to consider is whether or not you have the necessary funds for the procedure. The last thing you want is to go into debt getting a facelift done. Not only is that a bad financial choice, but it could also cause you to regret getting the procedure done. If you’re set on getting a facelift, start saving a reasonable amount of money every week to finance it.

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Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

With special expertise in all aspects of facial plastic surgery, and a particular skill for revision surgery, it’s clear why Dr. Spiegel is one of the most celebrated facial plastic surgeons in the world. If you are seeking the best possible results, or have a uniquely challenging problem, you’ve found the right doctor.

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Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir (pronounced “oh-near”) has years of experience in facial aesthetics and treats some of the most recognizable and famous faces. Dr. Onir started her career in oral health, earning doctorate degrees from both New York University and Boston University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her cutting-edge medical research as well as her technical skills in dentistry.

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Dr. Jacob Tower

Dr. Jacob Tower

A board-certified specialist in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jacob Tower brings a thoughtful approach and an artistic eye to New England’s premier plastic surgery practice, The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts. In addition to being an in-demand surgeon, Dr. Tower is an assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, a sought-after lecturer, and an expert in facial plastic surgery.

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