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A facelift is one of the first things that people think of when plastic surgery is mentioned. And with good reason. Facelifts have been very popular for a long-time due to their fantastic ability to help patients of all ages look younger and more refreshed. However, a facelift may not be exactly right for everyone. For some patients, a nonsurgical cosmetic treatment like the Croton Oil Peel may ultimately be more beneficial. So how can prospective patients know if a facelift procedure is the right choice for their needs? Allow me to explain just this.

The best candidates for facelift surgery are those patients who experience visible signs of facial aging due to sagging skin, lax facial muscles, and/or excess fat in the lower portion of their face and neck. Although facelifts are most common for patients between ages 40 and 70, adults of all ages can undergo the procedure if they are confirmed to be healthy enough to be a good candidate. Facelift candidates should not smoke or consume other forms of nicotine due to potential complications that it can cause during surgery and recovery. It’s important for prospective facelift patients to develop a positive mindset and realistic expectations in the leadup to their surgery.

In the following video, I explain in more detail which people may be good candidates to undergo a facelift:

The best way to know whether or not a facelift is a good fit for you is to visit an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon for an in-person consultation. During facelift consultations, I take the time to thoroughly discuss each of my patient’s aesthetic issues, goals, and preferences and work with them to develop the most helpful procedure plan. We can also use the TouchMD system to assess your treatment more in-depth. For more information on facelift surgery or if you would like to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation today, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery. And follow along with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for even more plastic surgery videos, tips, photos, news, and more.