Candidates for Facelift: Facial Rejuvenation Surgery
Mar 11, 2015 @ 10:23 AM — by Dina Eliopoulos
Dr. Dina Eliopoulos is pleased to help patients in and around Chelmsford look their youngest and feel their best about themselves. One particular surgery that can make a positive impact on patient's lives is the facelift, which helps remove wrinkles, reduce sagging, and tighten the facial skin. Let's consider who the best candidates are for this facial plastic surgery option.
General Candidacy for Facelift Surgery
Good candidates for facelift surgery are people who are in good overall health but have cosmetic issues with facial lines and wrinkles. These candidates should not suffer from any sorts of systemic conditions that would make a facelift or any surgery a health risk.
Facelift Is Ideal for the Middle Portion of the Face
The facelift is designed to address just the middle portion of a patient's face. This means the upper cheekbones as well as the sides and corners of the eyes. If the patient is experiencing other issues with facial aesthetics, different facial lift surgeries can be performed.
Realistic Expectations Are Important to Have
Even though the facelift is an effective method of reducing wrinkles and looking your absolute youngest, patients need to have realistic expectations when it comes to issues such as scarring, healing, and overall results. Incisions are carefully hidden behind the ears and along the lower part of the hairline, and healing will involve temporary discomfort and time off of work.
We find that when patients have realistic expectations about the treatments that they undergo, they tend to have better satisfaction with the surgery overall.
Other Facial Surgeries to Consider
As noted above, there are other kinds of facial lift surgeries that might be better suited to the needs of a patient. These include:
- Brow Lift - Brow lift surgery targets the lines and furrows that form on a patient's forehead.
- Lower Facelift - The lower facelift is perfect for the jowls and other kinds of sagging along the jaw area.
- Neck Lift - When the skin of the neck is flabby or loose, the neck lift can help improve overall appearance.
Non-Surgical Alternatives to Facelift
Sometimes patients would prefer a non-surgical alternative to facelift surgery. In these cases, the most common options to consider are BOTOX injections or the use of dermal fillers. These cosmetic injectables can achieve the results of facelift surgery without the incisions or the recovery time. Though the injections last only for several months, repeat treatments can be performed as needed.
Discussing All of Your Options for Advanced Aesthetic Enhancement
During the consultation process at our practice, we will be more than happy to go over all of the surgical and non-surgical treatments that are available to you. We will explain all of the risks and benefits and help you make the best possible choices with regard to your aesthetic enhancement options.
Contact Dr. Dina A. Eliopoulos
For more information about facelift surgery as well as your many other options for aesthetic enhancement, be sure to contact our Chelmsford plastic surgery practice today. Dr. Dina Eliopoulos and her entire team look forward to meeting you in person and helping you look your very best.