Am I a Good Candidate For a Facelift?
Have you ever thought about having a facelift?
Perhaps you’ve had the thought because you’ve noticed that your skincare regimen isn’t really targeting sagging skin. Maybe you’ve noticed more wrinkles around your eyes, and you hate looking constantly fatigued (even when you get your eight hours). Either way, you’re looking for an effective solution that can help you feel more comfortable in your skin again.
A facelift could help with that – but how do you know if you’re a good candidate for this procedure?
Good Candidates For a Facelift
In general, the best candidates for a facelift are healthy people – we’re talking nonsmokers who have realistic expectations for their procedure. If you are a smoker, you’ll be asked to quit smoking for at least a month before undergoing the surgery.
In terms of aesthetics, the best candidates for a facelift procedure are those people who have the following aging symptoms:
- Sagging skin, especially around the neckline and jowls
- Heavy wrinkles around the eyes
- Sagging eyelids (upper and lower)
- Significant bags underneath the eyes
- Forehead wrinkles and lines
If you meet the above criteria and you’re in good health, you may be a good candidate for a facelift procedure.
What to Expect From Your Facelift
The facelift surgery is performed under general anesthesia and requires small incisions along the hairline and behind the ears (this hides the scars better). Your plastic surgeon will access your facial muscles from these incisions; the muscles will be pulled taut to correct any facial sagging. Additionally, excess tissue will be trimmed and removed to show off your new results.
Speaking of results, you should expect swelling and bruising for the first few weeks after the surgery; your final results will be visible within three to six months.
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