Who Is A Candidate For A Facelift?

Although it is impossible to stop the natural aging process, a facelift can take years off your appearance and make you look younger and refreshed.  If you are considering a facelift, you may be wondering if you would be a suitable candidate for the procedure.

Who Is A Candidate For A Facelift?

Ideal candidates for a facelift are men and women with signs of aging in the mid to lower face, including the following:

  • Wrinkles around the nose and mouth
  • Volume loss in the cheeks
  • Skin laxity in the jowls and neck
  • Poor jawline definition

People considering facelift surgery should also be in good physical and emotional health and not have any underlying medical conditions that could affect healing.  They should also be non-smokers and have realistic expectations about surgery.

Maintaining a good skincare routine after facelift surgery helps the results last longer.   As a result, candidates should be committed to a skincare regimen that will optimize skin health.

Are You Ready For A Facelift?

Non-surgical treatments like botox, dermal fillers, and laser skin resurfacing can minimize early signs of aging.  However, a facelift is the only solution for sagging skin and deep lines and creases, which occur due to changes in the tissue and facial muscles over time.

If you’ve tried non-surgical treatments, but they are no longer having the desired results, you may be ready for a facelift.

Most facelift patients are between the ages of 50-60, but the procedure is growing more popular with younger people wishing to delay the aging process.

If you are dissatisfied with signs of aging such as wrinkles and sagging skin, you may be a suitable candidate for a facelift.  However, it’s best to consult with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon for an evaluation to find out for sure.

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