Facelift Candidate- Do You Qualify? Are You Ready?
Facelift candidate is the first question people ask when they decided to undergo a facelift is a big one. Many people who are “on the fence” about this surgery are specifically concerned about whether it’s right for their present age or appearance. In this blog post, we will take a look at what Destiny Meditravel surgery patients worry about the most before making the choice to have a facelift and to travel to Phuket to have the procedure.
Many patients believe that a facelift rejuvenates the whole face. That’s actually not true. Instead, a facelift combined with other procedures provides the overall changes that some patients are looking for.
A facelift addresses the middle and lower portions of the face and is an excellent procedure to restore volume to the cheeks, correct sagging jowls, and tighten loose skin on the cheeks, jawline, and neck. So what are the other facial procedures that help turn back the clock?
- Neck lift: The neck is often where the earliest signs of aging appear. Someone who’s not ready for a facelift may still benefit from a neck lift if he or she has loose, sagging, and wrinkled skin. For patients whose skin is in good condition, liposuction is an option to restore definition to the area below the chin and jawline.
- Eyelid surgery: Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, lifts sagging or puffy lower and upper eyelids that give people a tired and older appearance.
- Brow lift:(forehead lift) A sagging brow, or forehead, creates the appearance of anger, worry, or tiredness. A brow lift can return this area to a more youthful position.
Each of these procedures can be combined with one or more of the others to get results tailored to an individual’s needs. An experienced facial plastic surgeon can recommend which procedure or combination of procedures is best for specific patients.
Facelift Candidate Qs 1 Am I the right age?
This is by far the most common sticking point for potential facelift patients — whether they’re “too old” or “too young” for surgery. The fact of the matter is that each person ages differently. A combination of genetics and environmental factors determines how quickly your face ages, so using age to determine the right time for a facelift is far from an exact science. Instead, we tell patients that it’s about their overall health and the degree of their specific concerns. While a facelift is uncommon for patients younger than 40, certain circumstances, such as an extreme weight loss, can necessitate the procedure. Otherwise, we find that our younger patients get good results from nonsurgical procedures such as Ultherapy®, injectables, and micro needling. These procedures can hold off the early signs of aging without being too invasive.
Facelift Candidate Qs 2. Am I the right face shape?
The shape of your face isn’t likely to affect your candidacy for surgery. Those with round faces, slender faces, oval faces, and defined jawlines can all get good results from a facelift. The surgery will add definition to the natural shape of your face. But if you want to change the fundamental shape of your face, you may be better off choosing fillers or even CoolSculpting® to reduce the look of a double chin.
Facelift Candidate Q2.Am I the right weight?
Facelifts are like other plastic surgery procedures, in that it’s best for patients to be at or near their ideal weight. In this context, “ideal” means a weight that’s relatively healthy and easy to maintain. Any significant weight fluctuation after surgery can make your results less noticeable. If you plan to lose a considerable amount of weight in the future, we recommend getting as close to your goal weight as you can before having surgery. That way, you can be sure your results last as long as possible.