A facelift is one of the best known cosmetic procedures on the planet. People have this surgery done to treat a wide range of issues. At the core, everyone has a facelift done because they want to improve the way they look. There’s something about their face and there is something about the way that they are aging that they do not like.
Usually, before a person has a facelift done, they have tried minimally-invasive procedures and have decided that these procedures are no longer providing them with the effects that they want. So they go to our plastic surgeon and explain why they feel they need something more invasive done.
Our board-certified surgeon will sit down with the patient to help them determine whether or not they truly are a good candidate for a facelift. The first characteristic of a good candidate is that they do not like the way their face looks. It could be that they feel that they look older.
A second characteristic of a good candidate is that they have symptoms that a facelift can address. There are some characteristics of aging that facelifts are not designed to address. If this is the case, we will inform you of this and tell you about other options that might better address your concerns.
Third, a good candidate for a facelift is going to be in good health. This is an invasive procedure. During a typical surgery, your skin, muscles and facial tissue are treated. For this reason, there is some downtime involved.
To this end, individuals who do not smoke or those who are willing to give up smoking for a considerable period of time will react better to a facelift than those who smoke. Additionally, to be a good candidate for a facelift, you have to be committed to the procedure. Once the procedure is done, recovering properly is going to depend a great deal on your willingness to carefully follow the instructions that are provided by our medical professionals.
Good candidates also realize that they are looking at a procedure that is going to provide long-term, high-quality results. If they are healthy at the outset and understand the procedure and the recovery time, a good candidate can have unbelievably positive results from a facelift.
If you think you are a good candidate for a facelift, we suggest that you visit Fine Arts Skin and Laser in Dover. Dr. Hartman and his team want to help you reverse the signs of aging and achieve your desired results. Contact his office today to schedule your consultation.