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Candidates for Facelift Surgery

Vishnu Rumalla Mar 30, 2015

A woman smilingAt Tarrant Plastic Surgery, we take great care to ensure that patients get the treatment they need to look their best. That's why so many people in and around the Fort Worth region place their trust in our team.

This kind of attention to properly tailored surgery is especially important with regard to facial rejuvenation options such as facelift for anti-aging and wrinkle reductions. Since the facelift is such a popular procedure, we'd like to look at who the ideal candidates are for facelift.

About the Facelift

A facelift is a facial plastic surgery procedure that is performed in order to tighten the skin of the face to reduce sagging and eliminate wrinkles. During the facelift, incisions are made behind the ears and in the lower hairline area. Through these incisions, underlying structures of the face are adjusted, excess tissue removed, and the remaining facial skin tightened.

General Candidacy for Facelift

General candidates for facelift surgery are people who suffer from facial wrinkles and lines and would like to undergo an aesthetic enhancement. They should be in good overall health and not suffer from any sorts of health conditions that would make a surgery result in a serious risk to their wellness.

Ideal for the Upper Cheek Area

The facelift is targeted to treat the upper cheek area and the wrinkles that form around the eyes. This is a key to making people look younger and more refreshed. If a patient has lines and wrinkles on other parts of the face, a different facial plastic surgery procedure will need to be considered to better address the patient's needs.

Realistic Expectations About the Results of Surgery

It's important that any patients who undergo a facelift have realistic expectations about the facelift procedure and what it entails. The surgery has certain pre-op instructions and post-op instructions to follow in order to reduce the severity and the duration of side effects and to prevent complications from occurring.

In addition, it's important for facelift patients to understand that scarring is inevitable with surgery but their surgeon will make all possible efforts to keep the incision sites concealed and covered up by the natural growth and pattern of your hair.

Surgical Alternatives to Facelift

If a traditional facelift for the middle portion of your face is not a good option for a patient, there are other facial plastic surgery procedures to consider. These include:

  • Brow Lift - Ideal for the lines and furrows on the forehead
  • Lower Facelift - Ideal for the jowls and lower portions of the cheeks
  • Neck Lift - Ideal for loose and flabby skin of the neckline

Non-Surgical Alternatives to Facelift

If facial plastic surgery is not an ideal option for a patient, there are non-surgical approaches to consider. These include cosmetic injectables such as BOTOX Cosmetic and dermal fillers (e.g., Restylane, collagen) or various skin resurfacing techniques for fine lines and wrinkles.

All treatment options can be discussed in greater detail during your consultation at the practice.

Contact Tarrant Plastic Surgery

If you would like more information about facelift surgery and how it can help you look younger and more refreshed, be sure to contact our cosmetic skin care and plastic surgery center today. The team here at Tarrant Plastic Surgery looks forward to your visit and answering any questions that you may have about treatment.

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