When to Consider a Facelift
Most women start thinking about aging early – years before men. At Plastic Surgery Affiliates, we hear this question a lot – “How young is too young to consider a facelift?” Our answer surprises most people. Due to a variety of factors, which include societal pressure to take care of our skin, an increase in sunscreen usage, and non-surgical procedures, we actually recommend facelifts later and later in life.
If you’re feeling and seeing the effects of aging, typically we recommend dermal fillers and injectables, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and more before considering a facelift. If you have discussed other methods of anti-aging with your plastic surgeon or have tried them and are no longer pleased with the results, it’s time to consider a facelift.
Good candidates for a facelift are:
- Physically and psychologically healthy
- Aware of the risks and complications of the surgery
- Has good skin elasticity
- Non-smoker, or has quit smoking at least two weeks before the surgery
If you’re looking to get rid of deep lines around the nose, loose skin around the jaw line (jowls), fat and folds of the neck or creases on the side of the mouth, a Nashville facelift, Brentwood facelift or Hendersonville facelift might be perfect for you.
Much like the average age of facelift patients, facelifts themselves have changed too. Facelifts no longer give people “wind-tunnel” looks or the inability to change their expression. Facelifts are much more subtle than they used to be and there are even “mini-facelifts” available today.
Due to the recovery time and surgical nature of facelifts, they are to be considered after non-surgical treatments have been exhausted or your deep lines, loose skin, or folds and creases are deep and set.
Dr. Michael Hueneke offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Tennessee including: Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, and Lebanon. If you are ready to face the world looking younger and more revived, please contact Plastic Surgery Affiliates today to find out more about the facelift procedure. Contact Dr. Michael Hueneke today to schedule your Free Facelift Consultation!