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Rejuvenate Skin With Facelift
If signs of aging in your face are causing you to look tired or sad, a face lift may be right for you.
Who is the best candidate for face lifts?
The following is a list of factors that can affect whether or not an individual is a good candidate for face lift surgery:
An optimal face lift candidate will have skin that retains some flexibility. This is important because facelifts stretch the facial skin to remove wrinkles. Successful healing with maximum results depends on having skin that is still fairly supple.
Strong bone structure
An optimal face lift candidate will have a well-defined underlying bone structure to provide support and contribute to satisfying results. Patients with weak features may benefit from facial implants as an alternative or an addition to a face lift.
An optimal face lift candidate will understand not only what face lifts can accomplish, but also the limitations of facial plastic surgery procedures. Consulting with a qualified plastic surgeon can help a patient attain the information needed to make the right decision about face lift surgery.
Good overall health
An optimal face lift candidate will be generally healthy and will inform his or her surgeon of any preexisting medical conditions well in advance. A face lift is an invasive surgical procedure that requires significant healing and recovery, so it is essential that the patient be physically prepared for surgery. Also active smokers are known to be at greater risk for healing problems than non-smokers or past smokers.
Age Limitations and Face Lifts?
Age is not the most important factor in determining who will be the best face lift candidate. Most patients who undergo rhytidectomy are between the ages of 40 and 70 years old. However, people older than 70 can benefit from the surgery as well. A qualified plastic surgeon can further evaluate each patient’s skin texture and condition to make individual judgments and recommendations regarding candidacy.