Am I a good candidate for a facelift?

Are you thinking about getting a facelift, but wonder if you would be a good candidate? A facelift is a wonderful way to tighten sagging skin, and it will make you look and feel more beautiful, regardless of your age. But how can you know if you need a facelift.

Benefits of a Facelift
A facelift (rhytidectomy) can tighten sagging skin, improve the contours of the lower face and jowls, and reduce deep creases around the nose and mouth.

Are you a good candidate for a facelift?
You are likely to be a good candidate for a facelift if:

You demonstrate the following signs of aging that can be addressed with a facelift

  • Excess skin in the lower face and neck
  • Deep facial creases
  • Sagging skin under the chin

You have good skin elasticity and bone structure
Facelift candidates that have good skin elasticity that allows the skin to bounce back, generally get better outcomes. They also heal easier and maintain the results for a long time. Patients with good facial bone structure also get good results.

You are in good physical health and don’t smoke
A facelift is an invasive procedure that impacts facial skin, tissue, and underlying muscles, so patients need to be in good overall health. The plastic surgeon will access your full medical history to ensure that you do not have any pre-existing health conditions, which could put you at risk. Also, you should not be taking any medications or supplements that could cause complications. Smoking increases the risk of complications during surgery, and affects the overall success of the facelift.

Do you think you are a good candidate for a facelift? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the New York, NY area, Specialty Aesthetic Surgery is our featured practice.

You can reach them at, or by calling (212) 737-8700.

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