The Face Lift Procedure
Known in the medical world as Rhytidectomy, this is a surgical procedure to tighten facial skin and muscles around the face and neck. It can be performed alone or in conjunction with a forehead lift and/or eyelid surgery.
The best candidates for a facelift are:
Men and women over the age of 40 with good bone structure but sagging skin or deep creases around the nose and mouth.
All surgery carries risk, and you should be fully aware of the medical risks associated with this procedure before you consent to surgery. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you during your consultation, and you are encouraged to ask questions if there is anything you do not understand.
You will be required to sign a consent form before surgery stating that you have been informed of the risks involved; that you understand those risks; and that you accept those risks. This is standard hospital protocol and surgery will not be performed if you do not sign.
It is your obligation to inform your surgeon of key medical information that may influence the outcome of your surgery or may increase the level of risk. These include medications you are taking, history of disease, medical complications, etc.
Risks and risk rates vary from patient to patient depending on a range of factors. No two people are alike.
Am I a candidate for a Face Lift?
If you feel as if your skin is starting to sag around the jowls, the forehead and generally “all over,” if you look tired and physically exhausted and you, in fact, are NOT. Perhaps you are feeling as if your skin is starting to become aged looking and are searching for a way to restore your appearance to its younger looking state. Then, a Face Lift is one of the options that you can take. If it is just the sagging on the forehead or eyebrows, then an endoscopic brow lift might be best for you. Full face lifts are generally saved for those of us who are more “mature.” However, younger patients are seeking mid and lower face lifts today.
What is a Face Lift?
The Face Lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to improve the signs of aging tightening the muscles beneath the skin of the neck, tightening the sagging skin itself, removing excess fat and overall improving the appearance; rejuvenating the face to its former youthful appearance. Post-operative patients agree that a face lift seems to take 10 years off of their appearance, easy.
When is a Face Lift usually performed?
There is no usual age that a patient requests a face lift. It can be from 30′s to 80′s. Although, a brow lift can work wonders for younger patients whose only complaint is horizontal lines on the forehead and sagging brows or slightly hooded eyes. Brow lifts are often requested in the late 20′s-early 30′s category and up. It is quite possible that a brow lift is all that is needed.
However, a face lift can produce better results in those who are more mature or need extensive lifting and tightening or rejuvenation. Seeking an entire lifting of the facial skin and/or structure to produce a more youthful and alert appearance. You can discuss your available options with your surgeon to determine what is best for your individual case.