Are You a Good Candidate for a Facelift?

Certain conditions, such as heart conditions, high blood pressure, COPD, and diabetes, can influence surgical complications that may make you a poor candidate for plastic surgery. However, not being an ideal candidate shouldn't deter you from undergoing plastic surgery. Ideally, you should have facial skin that maintains some flexibility and elasticity. The skin should remain supple and have the ability to “recover” when pinched.

If you are a smoker or your skin has extensive sun damage, all of these can be factors that influence the overall success of your facelift. Ask your surgeon about how lifestyle factors may affect your ability to have a facelift. While there is no minimum age for considering facelift surgery, most are performed on patients 50 years of age or older. Although not as common, patients as young as 40 years old can also meet the requirements based on the quality of their skin.

As with any surgery, older patients who undergo facelift surgery have additional risks. Anyone considering facelift surgery should be in good health. It's sometimes overlooked, but the best candidates for this procedure are those who have a naturally balanced bone structure. Ideally, the bone structure should be symmetrical so that you can get the best treatment results.

Of course, if the underlying bone structure isn't ideal for this treatment, other plastic surgery procedures can correct the asymmetry, or you can explore fillers to contour your face for optimal results. If you feel like 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 on their faces, are in good health and are ready to help achieve the best possible results. With these characteristics in mind, you and your provider can determine if you are a good candidate for a face-lift.

While some patients are good candidates for full facelift surgery, many others still don't require such an extensive procedure. However, there are some indicators you can look for on your own to determine if you're a potential candidate for a facelift. Most people who are in good health and have realistic expectations are good candidates for this procedure. If you're not a good candidate for a facelift, there are many minimally invasive options to help you look your best.

When performed on the right candidate, facelift surgery can provide youthful and natural-looking results. If you're not happy with the visible signs of aging on your face, the good news is that you're most likely a candidate for facelift surgery. In general, if you have severe wrinkles and loose skin, you're probably a good candidate for this procedure. Candidates will need to attend a consultation to determine if their skin condition is right for this procedure or if other treatments are better for their appearance goals.

To be a good candidate, the soft tissues of the face and neck must give way with deep wrinkles, double chin and double chin. Because this is a surgical procedure that will require the use of invasive techniques and general anesthesia, before scheduling treatment, you must be fully qualified as a candidate. If you've experienced this, you may be a perfect candidate for a combined face and neck lift. For more information or to schedule a consultation to determine if you are a suitable candidate for facelift surgery, contact the plastic surgery office of Dr.

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