Home » Facial Surgery » How Do I Know If I Am a Candidate for a Facelift?

*How Do I Know If I Am a Candidate for a Facelift?

Facelifts are becoming more popular than ever before. In fact, they are one of the most requested plastic surgery procedures in the United States. A facelift gives you the power to turn back time. This procedure can eliminate common signs of aging to improve your appearance and help boost your self-confidence.

facelift blog,   How Do I Know If I Am a Candidate for a Facelift, port city plastic surgery

A facelift will lift and reposition the skin and soft tissues of the face and neck, reversing the effects of gravity and aging. A facelift is designed to reduce the visible signs of aging, including facial wrinkles, sagging skin and the appearance of jowls. The goal of a facelift is to restore a more youthful look while preserving your natural appearance.

 

Who Benefits Most from a Facelift?

 

A facelift can work wonders, making you feel more confident in your appearance. While a variety of individuals can have this surgical procedure, the most successful candidates fit the following criteria:

 

  • 40 – 60 years old
  • Well-defined bone structure
  • Good skin elasticity

 

While these are the ideal traits for a facelift, they are by no means a requirement. For example, although facelifts are recommended for individuals between the ages of 40 and 60, a facelift can be performed on individuals up to 80 years of age.

 

Speak with a Qualified Plastic Surgeon

 

A consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for a facelift procedure. During the consultation, your plastic surgeon will discuss your medical history and your cosmetic goals. He or she will also perform a physical examination to make sure that a facelift is the best option for you.

 

Men and women who are in overall good health and are experiencing unwanted loose, sagging or excess skin on the mid and lower face and upper neck are ideal candidates for facelift surgery.

 

A facelift does not address nasolabial folds (smile lines), so if you’d like to smooth this area you may benefit from dermal fillers. Or, if your main problem is sagging skin at the jawline and upper neck, a mini facelift may be the answer for you.

 

To find out if a facelift is right for you, contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Port City Plastic Surgery serves Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant and Summerville, South Carolina from two locations in Charleston and Daniel Island.