Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift?
What makes a good candidate for a facelift? We can tell you. This is everything you need to know about your facelift candidacy.
The Right Procedure for You
If you feel you look older than you are, a facelift may be the right procedure for you. Most people are good candidates for a facelift if they have signs of aging in the face, are in good health, and are prepared to do their part in getting the best possible results. With these characteristics in mind, you and your provider can determine if you are a good candidate for a facelift.
What Makes an Ideal Candidate for a Facelift?
Because the term “facelift” is often used loosely to refer to many different types of rejuvenating procedures, not everyone understands that a facelift is a surgical procedure. An ideal facelift candidate:
- Has sagging skin that can be treated with a facelift
- Is looking for high-quality, long-term results
- Is in good general health
- Is near their ideal weight
- Does not have health conditions that may increase risks
- Does not smoke
- Is not taking medications or supplements that may increase risks
- Is completely open about his or her medical history
- Understands the facelift procedure, recovery time, and risks
- Has realistic expectations for the procedure
During your consultation, your provider will ask about your medical history, general health, and medications. If you aren’t open with us about your medical history and current medications, you could increase your risks.
If you are a smoker, now is a good time to consider quitting. You will be asked to quit smoking for a period before and after your surgery and quitting smoking can extend the lifetime of your good results.
What does a Facelift Treat?
In addition to your health, you must have symptoms of aging that a facelift can treat. You don’t have to be any particular age, simply bothered by symptoms that can be improved by a facelift procedure, such as:
- Excess or sagging skin in the neck
- Fine lines
On the other hand, a facelift is not a good treatment for a crepey appearance to the skin, which we can treat with our advanced skincare practices. If you are concerned with some specific wrinkles and facial folds, you may get more targeted (albeit temporary) results with dermal fillers or BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Take Your Next Step
Ready for a refreshed look? Take your next step towards a more youthful appearance by discussing your options with one of our providers. To schedule your consultation or ask any questions about your candidacy for a facelift, contact us. We’re looking forward to seeing you.