Am I a candidate for a facelift?
You may think you’re too young to be getting plastic surgery in Portland. The truth is that signs of aging can start early – and everyone ages at a different rate. Or you may be middle aged or older, and wondering which treatments will be best.
For each concern about facial aging, there is a treatment option for you and your specific needs.
Botox and facial fillers may be a great option for you if you’re noticing fine lines and wrinkles in your 30s. During your 40s, you might notice that wrinkles and folds deepen and become more defined. There is loss of facial volume, causing the skin to sag as collagen and fat become less plentiful. Facial fillers or a fat transfer procedure are often good solutions to volume loss. A limited incision facelift may be appropriate for tightening the loose skin of the face as well. Eyelid surgery, and forehead lift are also popular surgeries for patients in their 40’s.
In your 50s and beyond, collagen and fat depletion take a toll on skin firmness. A facelift surgery gives more consistent results than non-surgical options alone. Face, neck, eyelid or forehead lift can all be beneficial. These can be combined with injectable treatments and skin treatments for improved results.
Here are some indicators that a facelift might be right for you.
You see signs of aging such as jowls and sagging.
This is one of the most common reasons for undergoing a facelift. A facelift can correct jowls, and loose neck skin. If you feel it’s too early to think about surgery, look at the deformity that bothers you. If your plastic surgeon feels that a facelift will be the best option to fix it, then it might be worth proceeding. There is no specific age to get a facelift. As long you’re healthy enough for surgery, the best time is when it bugs you.
You’re ready to undergo surgery
While this one might seem obvious, it’s also one of the most important considerations. You must be healthy enough to undergo surgery, and not be using nicotine. Surgery will come with downtime and other care instructions. You’ll need to make sure you’re able and comfortable with going through surgery to get your great results. Someone who is willing to maintain their look with a regular skin care regimen and a healthy diet is most likely to benefit with long-lasting results. If you’re not comfortable with the idea of surgery, that’s okay. A surgical procedure is an important decision that comes with potential risks. These are best discussed with your plastic surgeon.
You have realistic expectations
A well-done facelift should make you look well-rested and more youthful than your age. Looking dramatically younger is not the proper purpose for cosmetic surgery. For instance, it is not a realistic goal for a woman in her 60s to hope that a face lift will make her appear as if she’s 30. Having surgery with that expectation is only going to make for a disappointing recovery.
It’s important to communicate your expectations and desired outcomes with your physician. Dr Fichadia will discuss expected results from any cosmetic procedure during your consultation
Regardless of age, if you’re interested in facial rejuvenation, you’ll need to discuss your goals with an expert before making a decision. A consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon will help you learn more about these procedures. You’ll get customized advice from an expert. If you’d like to discuss your options about facial rejuvenation, schedule a consultation with Dr. Fichadia.