Are You a Suitable Candidate for a Facelift?Posted on December 5, 2018
Facelift plastic surgery (rhytidectomy) is a procedure meant to mitigate facial signs of aging and wrinkles. This surgery aims to enhance the appearance of the face and the jaw in a comprehensive manner.
Facelift surgery can help the patient appear more youthful by countering the adverse effects of stress, aging, and time.
A sagacious and well-trained plastic surgeon will perform the rhytidectomy in an artistic way paying close attention to the nuances of the face to ensure that the patient accomplishes beautiful and natural looking results with minimal scarring.
Other than traditional facelifts, patients can also consider various other types of facelifts to treat specific areas of the face. Caring board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim provides facelift surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities across the landscape.
The following are some factors that will establish the candidacy of an individual for facelift surgery.
Appropriate facelift candidates have some degree of elasticity and suppleness in their skin.
Strong Bone Structure
An ideal facelift candidate will have a strong bone structure to be able to support the results of the facelift and contribute to beautiful outcomes.
Sagging Facial and Neck Skin
In general, facelift candidates want to remove excessive skin from the neck and face area. A facelift can simultaneously provide such patients with tighter skin and a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles.
Facelift Surgery for Men
Both women and men can receive dramatic results from facelift cosmetic surgery. Males may choose this surgery to mitigate aging signs and attain a younger and rejuvenated look.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) highlights that within a five-year period beginning in 2010, the number of men undergoing facelift surgery has gone up by 44 percent. The procedure steps remain the same for men as well as women.
Candidates for Different Types of Facelift
Traditional Full Facelift
A full facelift offers patients more comprehensive results. This surgery treats deep wrinkles underneath the eyes, sagging skin in the cheeks, lines around the mouth, excessive fat and skin in the chin area, and jowls among others. This surgery involves a more significant incision that usually goes from the temple, around the ear, and down to the neck region.
A mid facelift is meant to lift and tighten the underlying tissues in the cheek and eye area. The surgeon places incisions that are similar to a full facelift in this surgery. But the incisions go deeper allowing the surgeon to lift the muscles that a traditional facelift cannot address.
In a mini facelift, the surgeon places smaller incisions and the recovery period is also shorter. It is known as the “weekend facelift” for this reason. Just like the mid facelift, the mini facelift targets a smaller area such as the neck, lower cheeks, and jaw.
This surgery is suitable for working professionals and busy moms who want to attain facial improvements with less downtime or for younger individuals seeking subtle enhancements.
Accomplished cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and other towns and neighborhoods in this region of the nation for a facelift.
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