COLORADO SPRINGS – With more Americans than ever having some type of cosmetic procedure, it’s important to understand what’s involved with having a surgical facelift.
Dr. John Burroughs says while these type of procedures are not covered by insurance, there are also different options for how to pay for them.
“The perception that cosmetic surgery or procedures is only for wealthy people largely is not true anymore. Polls have been done that find most people that are over the age of 40 have considered some kind of aesthetic procedure. There are lots of options for getting yourself looking better, and that includes payment plans you can set up and many of them are actually good for the consumer If you plan it out – and pay it off over a period of time.”
Dr. Burroughs also says many times a surgical face lift doesn’t require a trip to a surgery center.
“These days we have surgical approaches that we can do in the office with just oral sedation. We also use local anesthetic and you don’t have to be knocked out. Many times my patients come in on a Friday and can go back to work on Monday. If you have longer hair that can hide where the stitches are and with a little makeup nobody even notices.”
The type of facelift performed is dictated by the area of the face that needs work says Dr. Burroughs.
“There are a lot of different types of facelifts. Generally a facelift is broken up into three parts of the face. You have the upper face or the forehead and brow lift, you have the mid facelift (around the eyes) and then most of time when people say face lift they’re really talking about the jawline, jowls and upper neck and that’s a lower facelift.”
For Dr. Burroughs and his team, surgical facelift techniques can oftentimes be less invasive.
“We often use the term, small incision facelift – or short scar facelift. A lot of people have seen scars from an incision that runs all the way in front of the ear, all the way down the hairline and then back up into the hairline. There are still people who benefit from that approach but most the time I find when you designed the incision properly and support things underneath the skin properly you don’t need to make an incision quite that big. Some people still need it but most of the time you don’t.”
In future stories with Dr. Burroughs he’ll be talking about non-surgical alternatives to a face lift that are also available.
If you have any questions, feel free to follow up with Dr. Burroughs or his staff at Springs Aesthetics.
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