Many men and women who walk through our door have a similar question, ‘Am I ready for a facelift?’ Facelifts are a surgical procedure designed to address moderate to advanced signs of aging on the lower two-thirds of the face. However, you may be surprised to learn that your age is not a factor in whether you’re ready.
Every patient is unique. Some patients opt to have facial cosmetic surgery as early as their 30’s, while others are much older. There are several different types of facelifts that can be customized to suit your individual needs.
During the procedure, Dr. Farole will tighten skin and underlying muscle. He’ll then work to meticulously reposition and thin fat pads and remove unwanted skin. Incisions with a facelift are made along the hairline to minimize visible scarring. Facelifts can restore lost volume, correct sagging skin, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles, making you look years younger.
Ideal candidates for a facelift are adults who are in good general health, non-smokers and have realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for them. Patients should also ensure they have plenty of time for recovery (plan on at least 1-3 weeks).
You may be better suited for a non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure if you are only showing early signs of aging.
The best way to determine if a facelift is right for you is through an in-person consultation with a skilled cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Farole. After a full facial evaluation and talking to you about your short and long-term goals, he may suggest either a surgical or non-surgical procedure to address your concerns.
Ready to learn more? Schedule a consultation at our Oral and Facial Surgical Center in Bala Cynwyd, PA by giving us a call at (610) 668-3300 today.