Revisiting the subject of the facelift, which one of Dr. Frankel’s blogs took up in its very first post more than three years ago, we should start by saying, as we did then, that the facelift is an option, not a necessity. It’s a way to make someone feel better about him or herself.
Accordingly, the question of when to undergo plastic facial surgery has more to do with a person’s sense of self, and less with appearances.
In Dr. Frankel’s experience, most of the potential facelift clients he consults with are generally attractive people who have always been considered good-looking and youthful. These people are often complimented on their appearances, and may not realize how much that positive feedback has bolstered their self-image until signs of aging appear and the compliments stop coming.