When people hear facelift, they are quickly reminded of alarmingly unnatural, defective looking facial features. That is far from the truth for cases where the facelift surgery is performed by a qualified, skilled facial cosmetic plastic surgeon. In fact, facelift surgery can dramatically improve your appearance and make you look years younger. When you are exploring facial rejuvenation options, it is critical to have your operation performed by a facial cosmetic plastic surgeon for beautiful, aesthetically pleasing results. Cosmetic facial plastic surgeons are experienced in procedures in the face, head, neck, and ears, which are carefully analyzed by their skillful eye to best determine the ideal approach for customizing facelift techniques to produce the desired results for their patients.
There is no magic number when it comes to facelift surgery. Deciding on facelift surgery is heavily dependent on how you feel about yourself in your age category. On average, you should be between the age of 35 and 65 for facelift surgery, with the optimal age at around 45 to 50. The goal with facelift procedures is to preserve and maintain the face, so the sooner the signs of aging are addressed, the better and more enduring the results can be. This is because older patients with significant ageing in the face can end up with extremely noticeable results, which is not always desired by most people who are 60 or older. Let’s look at some of the common factors that are taken into consideration when surgeons analyse potential facelift patients.
Loss Of Volume
The loss of volume in the skin is one of the first signs of aging. Patients who experience volume loss can restore the appearance of fullness in the face with dermal filler injections, fat grafting, or by removing the excess skin because of the loss in volume. Volume loss increases with age with visible hollowness that appears around the eyes, cheeks, temples of the forehead, and neck.
Genetics play a huge role in the way we age. Certain skin types age much easier, such as fair skinned people who develop fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation much easier than people with the average ethnic skin type. Ethnic skin types such as Asian or Hispanic tends to be oilier. Therefore, people of those ethnicities experience delayed symptoms of the aging process because of the extra hydration and lubrication that they naturally produce in their skin. African Americans tend to age very well, but they are more prone to hyperpigmentation and increased scarring.
*Disclaimer: Similar and/or permanent results are not guaranteed based on the treatment/procedure and may vary from patient to patient, based on multiple factors, including genetics and lifestyle of each patient.*