Visible signs of aging like loose skin and wrinkling can wreak havoc on a person’s appearance and self-esteem. Premature facial aging can occur as a result of time, stress, exposure to elements like sunlight, or other factors. Here at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, we perform facelift surgery or mini facelift surgery to help our patients improve the overall appearance of their face and jawline by providing a more youthful look. The procedure works by removing excess fat and skin from the face and lifting and tightening the remaining skin (as well as underlying muscle) to create more aesthetically pleasing contours and a more refreshed appearance.
Although facelifts are incredibly popular cosmetic surgery procedures and are generally considered very safe, that doesn’t mean that every prospective patient is a good candidate for a facelift. Some patients may find during a consultation that their specific issues can be treated with a different cosmetic surgery like a brow lift or eyelid surgery. Additionally, some people may be better off treating their concerns with non-surgical cosmetic treatments like facial filler injections or laser resurfacing. To help guide potential patients in the right direction, our experts have provided the following guidelines to help determine who might be a good candidate for facelift surgery.
In order to be a good fit for facelift surgery, candidates should:
- Experience have enough facial aging to warrant a facelift, including loose sagging skin in the face and neck area
- Have the necessary skin elasticity to undergo and successfully heal from the procedure
- Be in good overall physical and emotional health
- Not be a smoker, as nicotine can lead to complications during surgery and recovery
- Maintain realistic expectations about the results that can be achieved through facelift surgery
When performed by our expert plastic surgeons, facial rejuvenation procedures like facelift surgery can provide an incredible boost to someone’s confidence and self-image. If you think you are a good candidate for a facelift and would like to schedule a plastic surgery consultation today, please contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery at one of our Atlanta, Cumming, Canton or Lawrenceville area locations. You can also follow along with us on Facebook and Twitter for additional plastic surgery tips, news, photos, and much more.