Am I a Candidate for a Facelift?


Nowhere are our advancing years more prominently displayed than on our faces. While we may try to hide the lines, wrinkles, and sagging that occurs with the natural aging process using cosmetics and esthetic treatments, the effects of most are usually only temporary. Fortunately, there is a way to hold back the signs of aging indefinitely – a popular cosmetic surgery procedure known as a facelift.


A facelift is a surgical procedure that yields much more dramatic results than other types of anti-aging treatment. The process involves separating the skin of the face from the underlying muscles and tissues, pulling it, and lifting it so that it adheres to the contours of the face more smoothly, and securing it back in place again. In doing so, it is possible to eliminate deep lines, folds, and wrinkles and even prevent new ones from forming. Patients who choose to undergo facelift surgery can benefit from much smoother, tighter, and younger-looking skin that defies the signs of aging. However, a facelift procedure isn’t right for everyone.

Candidacy for a facelift procedure

Before you can be approved for a facelift procedure, you will first need to have a consultation with your surgeon. This appointment is necessary for several reasons. Firstly, your surgeon will want to ensure that you are healthy enough for the procedure and that the risk of complications is low. Secondly, your surgeon will want to establish that a facelift is the best procedure to help you to achieve the improvements that you are looking for. Finally, they will want to be certain that you have realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery and realize that while it can change your appearance, it won’t automatically improve your life.


A facelift is typically recommended to address the following cosmetic issues:


  • You have a double chin or the start of a double chin

  • You’ve developed deep smile lines and nasolabial folds, which are the lines that extend from your nose to the corners of your mouth

  • The corners of your mouth are downturned

  • You have heavy eyebrows and a low forehead

  • The definition of your jaw has been lost

  • You’ve got significant lines and wrinkles around your eyes, across your forehead, and around your lips

  • Your cheeks are sagging and you are developing jowls


If you are experiencing any of these effects, you could be a good candidate for a facelift. Contrary to popular belief, patients don’t have to wait for their skin to be extremely adversely affected by the aging process. In fact, the earlier you choose to undergo a facelift, the easier it will be in terms of reversing the issues that you have been experiencing.


If you are unhappy with the way that aging is affecting your face and skin, you don’t have to suffer any longer. A facelift procedure can eliminate your concerns and restore your confidence in your appearance. To find out more, or to schedule a consultation, don’t hesitate to speak to our discreet and knowledgeable cosmetic surgery team today.