Facelifts are one of the most common and effective ways to maintain a youthful appearance. However, it can be an extensive procedure, so it requires a lot of thought and planning. Before you can get a facelift, you must fit the requirements for candidacy.
What is a Facelift?
A facelift is a surgical cosmetic procedure designed to tighten the tissues in the lower portions of the face. This procedure is usually performed to treat sagging jowls and cheeks, deep wrinkles, and the jawline.
Who Makes an Ideal Candidate For a Facelift?
Similar to many surgical procedures, there are certain criteria people have to meet before they can have it performed.
Candidacy for a facelift includes the following:
The Ideal Age Range
Facelifts do not have a set age limit. The average facelift patient is typically in their 40s or 50s. But it is possible for people in their 20s and 30s to receive this operation. However, the older someone is, the chances of experiencing complications may increase.
You Are In Good Health
It is important for facelift candidates to be in good health before their procedure. This procedure is not ideal for people who have underlying medical conditions as they can interfere with the healing process. Some medical conditions can conflict with the operation itself and put the patient at risk.
You Do Not Smoke
Smoking is a bad habit that can cause complications with the facelift procedure. This is because cigarettes, cigars, and tobacco contain nicotine, a psychoactive stimulant that greatly increases the speed of sending signals to the body and brain. Combining it with plastic surgery can increase the risk of pain, contracting an infection, delay the healing process, cause thick scarring, and even cause skin loss.
You Have Realistic Expectations
Despite being able to maintain a youthful appearance, a facelift does not halt the aging process nor are there any guarantees you will achieve the look you want. That is why you must explain your reasoning for wanting this procedure to Dr. Robert Fante during your consultation with him.
Schedule an Appointment With Dr. Robert Fante in Denver, Colorado
Facelifts have been known to significantly enhance a person’s appearance, but you will not know if it is the right procedure for you until you have a consultation with Dr. Robert Fante. Contact us at 303-839-1616 to schedule your appointment today.