Facelifts – Who are good candidates?

Grumpy FaceThe face is the window to you. It’s what people first see and what makes first impressions.  But when it doesn’t reflect your personality the way you wish it would, it has the ability to take a toll on your confidence and social life. If you are not happy with the “grumpy” or “droopy” look your face has acquired over the years, you may want to consider a highly beneficial face lift procedure.

The overall goal for having a face lift is to reverse the hands of time and restore your skin to provide a younger and smoother face.  However, this procedure may not be right for everyone. Top-rated plastic surgeon, Dr. Magassy can help you determine if you are a good candidate for a facelift.  What are some of the top factors to determine if you are a good candidate for a face lift?

Skin elasticity – The elasticity of the skin is extremely important when determining if a patient is eligible for a facelift. The ideal candidate has skin with a significant amount of flexibility. During the facelift procedure, the skin is stretched and pulled up so that it is no longer sagging.

Loose skin – If you have extra skin on your neck and face, you are the ideal candidate for this procedure. Extra skin will be removed and the face will be tightened to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Bone structure – A defined bone structure helps to support the alterations any plastic surgeon makes during surgery. Having a good structure helps to produce better results.  It’s important to disclose any prior injuries or surgeries to Dr. Magassy during your consultation.

Overall health – It is essential that you are in good overall health before undergoing a facelift or any procedure. The healthier you are, the faster and smoother the recovery will be.  If you are a smoker, now would be the time to quit to achieve optimal results.

Although there are many physical factors that are necessary for a facelift, it is also important that you have realistic expectations and a good mindset. Although a facelift has the ability to immensely improve your appearance, it is not meant to make you look like a different person. If you are not yet a good candidate, there may be other non-surgical options to help restore your skin to a more youthful look.

If you’re ready to get rid of the “droopy” or “grumpy” face, contact Plastic Surgery Associates and schedule your consultation with Dr. Magassy.  Dr. Magassy is top-rated through Northern Virginia and has a private surgical suite located in McLean, VA for ease and convenience for patients in Virginia and Washington DC.

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