Who is an Ideal Candidate for a Facelift?
Facelifts are popular among men and women who want to erase signs of aging, like hanging skin in the mid-face and jowls. While most people who have this skin tightening surgery are between 40 – 50 years old, a facelift can be performed on younger or older patients in Beverly Hills or Brea, CA, as long as they meet the right qualifications.
So, who is an ideal candidate for facelift surgery? Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery is proud to have performed facelifts for individuals with different backgrounds and needs. Learn more by reading below or requesting an appointment with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frederic Corbin. We can review what goes into this cosmetic procedure and what to expect during the process.
You are in good physical health
All cosmetic procedures should be taken seriously if you want safe and successful outcomes. This is why it is important to be in good health before a facelift. Please let Dr. Corbin or a member of our team know about any preexisting medical conditions that may affect your surgery. Healthy individuals are expected to make a full recovery and have longer-lasting facelift results.
You are willing to stop smoking
Smoking interferes with your body’s natural ability to heal. It also increases your risk for surgical complications, such as bleeding, swelling, and visible scars. Candidates for skin tightening surgery must be willing to quit smoking at least several weeks before and after their facelifts. If you want to delay future signs of aging and improve your overall health, we may ask you to consider quitting permanently.
You have good skin elasticity
Your skin should have some flexibility and elasticity before facelift surgery. This means your skin has the ability to “bounce back” and return to its original shape after being stretched out. Smokers and people with extensive sun damage may have compromised skin elasticity in Beverly Hills or Brea, CA. If you are unsure, you can always ask Dr. Corbin whether your skin is healthy enough for a facelift.
You have realistic expectations
A facelift is a wonderful way to reverse the aging process and look young again. The professionals at Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery are happy to provide natural facelift results that do not make you appear “pulled” or “worked on.” While a facelift can take years off your appearance, patients should not expect to look like their favorite celebrity or movie star. Our team can give you realistic expectations when you come in for an assessment.
You are committed to skin care
Skin tightening surgery does not necessarily stop the aging process. After your cosmetic procedure, you can keep your outcomes looking great for years as long as you take care of your skin. This includes wearing sunscreen when spending time outdoors and protecting yourself against harmful UV rays. Our office can offer other tips and advice for optimizing your facelift results after healing.
Learn if you are eligible for facelift surgery
Do you fit the above criteria? You may be an excellent candidate for facelift surgery. However, the only way to know for sure is to meet with an experienced and board-certified and plastic surgeon. Schedule an evaluation with Dr. Frederic Corbin to understand whether this procedure is right for your needs. Call the specialists at Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery to learn more in Beverly Hills or Brea, CA, and get started today.