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Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift?

A facelift is designed to reduce visible signs of aging, including facial wrinkles, sagging skin, and jowling. After the procedure, patients typically look years younger, enjoy a rejuvenated and rested appearance, and experience a boost in confidence. With so many benefits, facelift surgery is one of the most frequently requested facial plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States. If you are considering facelift surgery, a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

During the consultation, your plastic surgeon will discuss your cosmetic goals, review your medical history, and perform a physical examination to make sure a facelift is the best option for you. Men and women in good overall health who have unwanted loose, sagging, or excess skin on the mid and lower face as well as the upper neck are ideal candidates for facelift surgery. Since a facelift does not address nasolabial folds (sometimes referred to as smile lines), patients who wish to smooth this area may benefit from dermal fillers. If your primary concern is sagging skin at the jawline and upper neck, a mini facelift may suit your needs without the recovery time associated with a traditional facelift.

Dr. John Hilinski will thoroughly outline the benefits of your facial rejuvenation options during your consultation and help you decide which procedure may help meet your expectations. To learn more about facelift surgery, or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office today.