Who Is a Good Facelift Candidate?

By dustinheringer on July 29, 2017

Facelift candidatesYour face, one of the most important parts of your body, is responsible for a host of different features. Choosing to have it altered in even the smallest way can be unnerving to consider. However, if you are dissatisfied with its appearance due to wrinkles, sagging skin, or other imperfections, Dr. Dustin Heringer at Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery can provide a personalized facelift to address the signs of aging.

Board-certified in both cosmetic surgery and ophthalmology, he has expert training and can provide patients in the Scottsdale, AZ area with personalized care and successful outcomes. If you are unsure whether this procedure is right for you, here, we cover who makes the best facelift candidates.

Healthy Individual

The best candidates include patients in good physical health with suitable skin elasticity that do not smoke or have any medical conditions that could inhibit their body’s response to surgery. Certain conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, autoimmune disorders, and obesity may disqualify you from undergoing facelift surgery. Depending on the type of condition, it can interfere with your body’s response to anesthesia, or cause complications during your recovery.

Dr. Heringer will carefully review your current health status and medical history to determine if you are stable enough to undergo this procedure. In addition, it’s important that patients not smoke or drink alcohol in excess. Both of these can slow your body’s response to healing and cause surgical complications.

Realistic Expectations

Although a facelift can improve your facial contours, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and even reverse the signs of aging, it is unable to deliver the high school version of you. It’s important to have realistic expectations going into surgery. When meeting with you during your initial consultation, Dr. Heringer will review your cosmetic goals and desires to create a customized treatment plan. He will thoroughly review the surgical techniques he plans on using to help achieve those goals, while also being upfront and honest with you about what he cannot achieve.

In addition, it’s important to know going into surgery that although he will do his best to make the incisions as discreet as possible, there is still a risk for scarring. Knowing ahead of time what the recovery process will entail will prevent any surprises later on.

Cosmetic Imperfections

A facelift can address a variety of concerns, including:

  • Excess skin and fat on the face and neck
  • Saggy jowls
  • Lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Droopy mouth
  • Slack lower eyelids

This procedure is often combined with a brow lift, neck lift, and dermal fillers to help patients achieve even more dramatic results. During your consultation, Dr. Heringer will discuss all the available options in great detail and design a treatment plan based on your specifications and desires.

Schedule Your Facelift Today

Enhance your facial features and turn back the clock with a personalized facelift. To schedule your consultation, contact our office today online. After your procedure, you will notice a more youthful and refreshed appearance. At Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery, we look forward to meeting with you and helping make your dreams a reality.

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