Whether you are seeing the first signs of aging on your face or you have long wanted a facelift to restore your face's youthful look, then it is good to know the facts about facelifts and forget the myths. Facelift technology has come a long way in recent years, and they are safer and lead to more natural-looking results than ever. Read on to discover three surprising facts about facelifts. 

1. You Don't Have to Wait Until You Are 50 to Get a Facelift

There is a huge misconception that you must wait until your face is virtually finished aging before a facelift can be performed. If you are over 50, then don't worry, because you are still a good candidate for a lift, but if you are under 50, then realize that now may be an even better time for a lift than when you get older. 

The American Society of Plastic Surgery recently released a report that showed that people under 50 who obtained facelifts actually had the best, most long-lasting results. Doctors also agree that if you obtain a facelift  when you are young that makes you appear, for example, about 10 years younger, then you will appear about 10 years younger for the rest of your life, whether you ever obtain another facelift or not. 

So, if you want a facelift but think you are too young, then throw out that misconception. 

2. You Can Have Multiple Facelifts Throughout Your Life

Another misconception many people hold is that you can only have one facelift in your life. This may contribute to why some people think you have to wait until you are 50 or 60 to obtain one. The fact is that you can have more than one facelift in your life, and there is no real "cap" on how many you can have. 

So, if you worry that if you get a facelift now, then you will have no way to treat any further facial sagging a decade or two later, then realize that there is no reason you cannot have another facelift later in life if you choose to. 

3. All Face Lifts Are Not the Same

There are many types of facelifts, and some lift only certain areas of the face while others lift the entire face. There are also different facelift "depths," and some lift only facial skin while others lift muscle, too. 

This means that if you only have slight skin sagging now, you could opt for an SMAS lift, which only lifts your skin. Then, if you decide a couple of decades later that you want more facial rejuvenation, you could opt for a deep plane lift, which lifts your facial muscles as well. 

You could also lift only one area you are unhappy with now, such as your lower face, then do a full-face lift later in life. Your options for facelifts throughout your life are virtually endless. 

Now that you know the facts, you can make an informed decision on if and when you want a facelift. If you are unhappy with your appearance, then speak to a professional cosmetic surgeon, like those at My Plastic Surgery Group, to see what the best facelift is for you right now.