Nearly every adult over age 30 would like to look younger and get rid of a few wrinkles. A facelift, however, is reserved for those who need more than just smoothing of a few minor wrinkles. Facelift surgery is perfect for individuals with deep creases, sagging skin, and heavy jowls that cause them to look older than they feel or than they are.
The Facelift Procedure and What It Addresses
A facelift is a major surgical procedure that smooths and softens the changes in facial tissues caused by aging, sun damage, stress, and other similar factors. As suggested above, a facelift chiefly treats deep creases, sagging skin, and heavy jowls. This surgery also removes displaced fat deposits, tightens the underlying muscles, and re-drapes the skin so that your overall appearance is more youthful. The areas treated by facelift surgery are the lower face and neck; other areas such as the brows and around the eyes can be treated with accompanying procedures or treatments.
The Best Candidates and When You’re Ready
The best candidates for facelift surgery will have excess neck skin, sagging face and neck tissues, heavy jowls, and deep creases and wrinkles in the lower face. Some people with noticeable facial aging may not even need a facelift and may see the rejuvenation they desire with a mini-facelift or nonsurgical treatments. Most facelift patients are between ages 40 and 60, but every case is individual. In general, patients under age 50 will see the best results from facelift surgery because their skin and facial tissues still retain enough youthful elasticity. When you come in for your personal consultation, Dr. Morales will analyze your facial tissues to determine whether you are truly ready for a facelift.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Morales can help you determine whether you’re ready for a facelift or whether you should consider alternative anti-aging treatments or procedures. To schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Morales, call (214) 827-8407 or fill out our online contact form today.