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Are You a Good Candidate for Facelift Surgery?

Submitted by Bernabe Vazquez on August 28, 2014

7Are You a Good Candidate for Facelift Surgery?

As we age, we are not always entirely satisfied with what we see in the mirror each day.  This is especially true when it comes to our face.  Your face is an integral part of who you are, so when it begins to age, you might feel less confident about who you are and about how others may perceive you.  If you are tired of your face looking “old” or “droopy,” facelift surgery may be a great way to turn back the hands of time a bit.

Facelift surgery is a way that you can look and feel younger, but this procedure may not be for everyone.  It is important to schedule a consultation with a Board Certified plastic surgeon to determine if this procedure is a good fit for you and your body.

Determining If You Are a Good Candidate for Facelift Surgery

When you meet with your plastic surgeon for your initial consultation, the surgeon will examine your skin to determine if facelift surgery is a good option for you.  Some factors that will be examined include:

  • Patient health – Prior to a facelift you should be relatively healthy, without any major medical conditions.  Recovery and healing are important components to a facelift procedure and healthy individuals tend to recover much faster than patients with health problems.
  • Elasticity – A facelift is designed to stretch the skin and remove wrinkles.  If your skin does not have some amount of elasticity, then you may not be a good candidate for the surgery.
  • Structure of Bones – The underlying bone structure will be an important factor in the result of any facelift.
  • Fatty Neck – The fatty deposits under the chin and neck can be liposuctioned at the time of a facelift.

Realistic Expectations Are Important

While a facelift procedure can make you look and feel younger, it is not meant to completely change your appearance.  When you are meeting with a plastic surgeon, it is important to have realistic expectations.  Your plastic surgeon should be able to go over your goals and determine if they are feasible.  While it is realistic to want to look like a younger version of yourself, it is not realistic to want to look like someone else, or decades younger.

Have Questions About A Facelift Procedure?

If you are still unsure about whether having a facelift would be beneficial to you, contact the doctors at Bayshore Cosmetic Surgery of Miami.  Dr. Bernabe Vazquez, a highly acclaimed cosmetic surgeon, has over 25 years of plastic surgery experience and is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  Dr. Vazquez is happy to sit down with you for a free consultation in order to discuss your plastic surgery needs.  Call our office today at 305-907-6415 to setup an appointment.  We look forward to working with you.