If you have made the life-changing decision to have a facelift, it’s important to find out if it’s the right procedure for you. A facelift can certainly take years off your appearance, but it’s necessary to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to find out if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
What is a facelift?
A facelift or rhytidectomy is a popular surgical procedure for men and women wanting to reduce visible signs of aging, and rejuvenate their appearance. A facelift is beneficial for people with moderate-to-severe facial aging. It addresses aging in the lower half of the face, particularly sagging skin from the cheeks to the jawline, deep creases around the mouth, and loose neck skin.
Am I a candidate for a facelift?
If you are in good overall health and your skin is flexible and elastic, you may be a good candidate for a facelift. Patients with skin that is still naturally supple and flexible, generally get better results from a facelift.
People with good facial bone structure are also good candidates for a facelift, because stronger structures provide better support for the skin, and this enhances results.
Candidates for facelift surgery should also have realistic expectations of what a facelift can do for them. While a facelift can enhance your life and improve your appearance, it certainly won’t stop the aging process.
Individuals that are obese or smoke heavily are typically not good candidates for facelift surgery, as these issues can complicate surgery and adversely impact healing.
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