Lifting the Stigma on Facelifts

These days, an increasing number of people are turning to facelift surgery to look and feel their best. Here in Texas, residents who are trying to fight the signs of aging turn to Katy plastic surgeon Dr. John P. Freeman requesting a facelift because they know it is one of the best and most successful ways to do so. A facelift offers many benefits, including the elimination of sagging skin, wrinkles and puffiness around the eyes that come with age, allowing patients to feel rejuvenated. In fact, an increasing number of men are also undergoing facelift surgery to turn back the hands of time.

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At one point, admitting you had plastic surgery was considered taboo, but now, patients are actually praised for their candor – especially public figures.  Women in politics, who are especially influential, have served as inspiration for many cosmetic surgery procedures throughout the years. These days, it’s Michelle Obama’s toned arms that are causing a spike in plastic surgery rates, but 30 years ago, when cosmetic surgery was still kept under wraps, it was the ever-charismatic Betty Ford who inspired the nation to turn to cosmetic surgery.

When we look at a public figure, what’s the first thing we notice? Their face, of course (followed closely by their choice in outfit). More than three decades ago, then-First Lady Betty Ford revealed she had a facelift – the first facelift ever to be revealed in the history of the White House. This kind of news wouldn’t be out of the ordinary today, but back then, when cosmetic surgery patients tended to keep their procedures a secret, Ford’s confession not only garnered praise, but gave women – and men – across the country the boost in confidence they needed to undergo a facelift or any other cosmetic treatment.

Since Ford, there hasn’t been another woman in the White House to admit to having a facelift or any other cosmetic surgery, but Ford’s confession was all it took to spark a revolution.

Other public figures have also admitted to getting a facelift, including actress Jane Fonda and even former Olympic runner and current reality-TV star, Bruce Jenner. Although Michelle Obama may not yet be ready for a facelift, in the eyes of many, Hilary Clinton sure is.

When Clinton stepped down as Secretary of State after four years in office, many thought she was looking increasing tired and worn down. At 65 years of age, Clinton would be the ideal candidate for a facelift, possibly even increasing her chances of getting into the White House in 2016. Not only would she regain her stamina and vigor, but she would also inspire prospective patients to do the same for themselves.

Some public figures – especially men – hide the fact that they’ve had work done because they feel it undermines their credibility. But in reality, the stigma on facelifts has been lifted for quite some time. Anyone considering a facelift these days might actually find they have plenty of encouragement and support. Everyone has the right to look – and feel – their best, and a facelift is definitely a great way to do so.