A facelift can take years off the appearance of your face to reposition facial soft tissues and to correct sagging. The surgical procedure requires your time, money, and patience, so you’ll want to make sure you get the most out of your investment! Find out how you can ensure a successful facelift process for the best results possible!
Make Sure You’re a Good Candidate
Candidates for a facelift procedure are those who experience sagging in the mid to lower face, this includes the cheeks and jowl areas. The procedure is commonly performed on those 40 and older. Younger patients with only mild signs of aging might benefit more from fillers or Botox. If you have sagging in the neck as well, don’t assume a facelift will treat this. Talk with your surgeon about combining a neck lift with a facelift. Having a clear understanding of your goals and what a facelift will do is a great way to make sure you get the results you want.
In order to have a facelift procedure, you must stop smoking at least two weeks before your surgery day, however, the sooner the better! Nicotine can reduce blood flow, making it more difficult for your body to heal. Proper healing is essential to getting the best facelift results.
Choose a Board-Certified Surgeon
When it comes to a facelift, patients are often concerned with their face looking tight and unnatural. This is often due to poor surgical technique. Before you have your facelift procedure, make sure you find a plastic surgeon who has been board-certified with plenty of experience. Choosing a well-experienced surgeon will help minimize the risk of developing complications or deformities that can be associated with a less than satisfying facelift like a tightened look or pulled-down earlobes.