If the aging process has led to severe skin, laxity, and the advanced signs of aging like lines and wrinkles on the middle and lower half of your face, and minimally-invasive skin care treatments and cosmetic injectables are not delivering your desired results, you may be a good candidate for a facelift. At Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN, we offer this fully customizable cosmetic procedure to help patients reclaim their youthful glow.
What Is the Best Age for Getting a Facelift?
While the aging process is a major factor in determining whether men and women can benefit from a facelift, age is not the sole determining factor for eligibility. Typically, patients over 40 who have begun to notice the more advanced signs of aging that cannot easily be improved with minimally or non-invasive treatments schedule this procedure to improve their appearance and look several years younger.
If minimally invasive treatments and injections can’t improve your appearance, a surgical procedure designed to lift and tighten the skin and address lines and wrinkles may be the best option to help you feel more confident about your appearance. If aging has accelerated and affected the tone and tightness of your skin, resulting in skin laxity, lines, wrinkles, jowls, and other noticeable signs of aging, regardless of your exact numerical age, you may be a good candidate for a facelift.
What Is a Facelift?
A facelift is a completely customizable surgical cosmetic procedure designed to address the accelerated aging process by surgically removing excess skin, smoothing lines and wrinkles, and repositioning the skin to make the entire face look younger and the skin look tighter. The procedure is not intended to make you look like a different person but to reverse the aging process and restore your youthful appearance.
The goal is to preserve the integrity of your appearance while eliminating the signs of aging on your face. We customize surgical treatment plans for each patient based on how aging has affected their appearance and caused undesirable results.
Can It Treat?
We can completely customize this procedure to treat your aesthetic concerns. It can address sagging skin, jowls, and hollowing of the cheeks. We can also improve the appearance of loose skin on the neck by adding a neck lift to the treatment plan. Some patients may benefit from a mini lift, others require a full lift, and for some, a facelift combined with a neck lift will deliver the most comprehensive anti-aging results.
What To Expect From the Treatment Process
Once we confirm that you are a good treatment candidate and customize your procedure, we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to prepare your body for the procedure. This preparation period will begin a few weeks before your scheduled appointment. It’s important that you eat a healthy diet, stay hydrated, make healthy lifestyle choices, and avoid smoking for at least six weeks before your procedure.
We perform facelifts as outpatient procedures and will put you under IV sedation or general anesthesia throughout the procedure. When it’s over, you’ll spend a short time in recovery, and then we will provide you with post-op care instructions before you return home. You will need someone who can drive you to and from your appointment and help you with post-op care.
It’s important that you take adequate steps to prepare for your recovery. Making sure you have healthy meals ready to eat after your procedure, and someone to help you with general household chores can make all the difference in your ability to rest and recover stress-free.
We will schedule follow-up appointments after your procedure to evaluate how your body is healing after your procedure. It’s important that you attend all of these follow-up appointments and follow all of the post-care instructions so that you can enjoy the best possible results once your body fully heals.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift?
The best candidates for this procedure are patients who have experienced the more advanced signs of aging that cannot be easily treated with minimally invasive facial treatments or cosmetic injectables. Loose skin, jowls, severe lines and wrinkles, and loose neck skin are all signs of aging that may indicate that you may benefit from this procedure.
We will perform a thorough pre-treatment consultation to evaluate your areas of concern and determine whether this procedure would help you reach your aesthetic goals. The best candidates should be in good health and have realistic expectations about the procedure and its results.
If you are not a good treatment candidate, we can create a treatment plan using Botox, dermal fillers, and minimally invasive cosmetic facial treatments to address your skin laxity, lines, wrinkles, and hollow areas so that you look and feel your best.
If you’re interested in learning more about this procedure and how we can customize it to meet your needs, we can schedule a consultation and explain more about the treatment. If you’re not quite ready to undergo this procedure or don’t qualify for treatment, we can create a treatment plan with Botox, dermal fillers, and other cosmetic treatments to help fill hollow areas and smooth lines and wrinkles. Contact us at Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN, to learn more.