Am I a Candidate for a Facelift?


Rhytidectomy, more commonly known as a facelift, is the most thorough and overarching method of surgically addressing the wrinkles and sagging of the facial skin that comes with aging. While there are variations of the surgery, generally, it involves the removal of excess skin, tightening of the underlying tissues and muscles, then pulling the remaining skin taut. Facelift surgery can correct a multitude of issues beyond wrinkles, including a double chin, sagging jowls and deep creases. You may be wondering if you are a candidate for a facelift. Here are some things to consider when making your decision.

At Dr. Steven Warnock’s office in Draper, we offer facelift procedures to help correct a number of issues associated with the natural aging process. Our staff can go through all of the information regarding preparation, the procedure and recovery to help best determine if a facelift is right for you. Depending on your individual needs and the results you’re trying to achieve, we can create the most effective treatment plan for you. Contact Dr. Warnock’s office today to schedule your consultation.

Reasons for Getting a Facelift

The decision of whether to have plastic surgery is an individual and deeply personal one. However, if you’re feeling that your face no longer is an accurate reflection of your spirit and energy or if you think that your wrinkles and sagging skin are a detriment to your career, facelift may be an ideal option for you.

Some considerations

Having some information about the procedure can help you to make a better decision regarding its appropriateness for you. A facelift can often improve a number of areas in one procedure. Also, the results can be quite dramatic, making you look ten to fifteen years younger. You can expect the results to last for about ten years. In addition to the facial area, the neck and jawline can be aesthetically improved through this surgery.

As dramatic as the results can be, you shouldn’t expect to see a completely new you. You will just look like a younger version of you. You should also be aware that there is a recovery period after the surgery. Finally, it’s possible that you may need to have additional surgery in the future.

Are You a Good Candidate?

Of most importance, despite having signs of facial aging like wrinkles and sagging skin, you must have some skin elasticity in order to be a good candidate for a facelift. You also should be in overall good health, as this is an actual surgery. In addition to physical health, strong mental health and realistic expectations are necessary to avoid making the decision for the wrong reasons and being disappointed.

If you are a younger candidate with less significant signs of aging, another procedure may be your best choice. Also, if you are very overweight, you may not be the best candidate for this procedure.

Now that you have an overview of the facelift surgical procedure, as well as the considerations of having it done, you can feel more confident in deciding whether you are a good candidate for a facelift. Making an informed decision will help you ensure your happiness and satisfaction, should you decide to go forward with a facelift for a younger looking appearance.