A facelift is an ideal procedure for both men and women who wish to reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles and sagging skin. Continue reading to learn more about facelifts and who is a good candidate for this cosmetic procedure:
- Those with Loose Skin
During a facelift, excess skin is removed, and the remaining skin on the upper or lower portion of the face is stretched into a more youthful position. In order for a person to be an ideal candidate for a facelift, he or she must have loose skin that can be improved with the surgery.
- Those in Good Health
A facelift is a surgical procedure that is performed under anesthesia and does carry some risks. Before undergoing a facelift, a person should be in good overall health with no pre-existing conditions that may affect the outcome of the surgery.
- Those with Reasonable Expectations
It is important that a candidate for a facelift has realistic expectations of the results that can be achieved with the procedure. Those that expect unreasonable results should be counseled by their surgeon beforehand to determine if a facelift is the right option. In addition, good candidates must be emotionally prepared for the recovery and results after surgery.
- Those with Ideal Skin Elasticity and Bone Structure
A good candidate for a facelift has supple, elastic skin that will heal quickly after the procedure. If a person’s skin is not elastic or has a significant amount of sun damage, it may not respond well to the procedure and form extensive scar tissue. It is also important for a person to have a strong bone structure which will respond well to the stretching of the skin.
At Premier Plastic Surgery, we are committed to helping patients identify the right cosmetic procedure to meet their needs. To learn more about facelifts, call us today at (832) 431-5296.