These days, it seems like there is a new type of cosmetic procedure introduced every week. These procedures often bill themselves as non-surgical facelifts, but it is important to understand the differences between them and traditional facelifts. Many people continue to rely on traditional techniques because they’ve learned that the non-surgical options are less predictable and need to be repeated up to three times per year.
If you are considering getting a facelift, you are likely wondering whether or not you are a good candidate for the procedure. This article will help you make that decision. Dr. John P. Freeman is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who serves clients in the Houston area. If you have any questions, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Freeman, Call Us At 281-599-9445 Today!
A Facelift Is A Cosmetic Surgery That Addresses The Visible Signs Of Aging On A Patient’s Face
As you age, both gravity and chemical changes will begin to alter the shape of your face. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports that candidates for facelifts have noticed a loosening of their facial skin, an accumulation of skin under their jaw line or a sagging of their cheeks. In other words, if you look in the mirror and the appearance of your face doesn’t match the way you feel, you could be a candidate for a facelift.
Your surgeon will evaluate you based on both your medical history and a physical evaluation. Things that your surgeon will take into account include:
- Skin texture
- Skin structure
- Skin thickness
- Bone structure
- Skin elasticity
Facelifts can be performed in a variety of ways, so they are highly customizable. There are very few reasons why you would be disqualified for a facelift. Contrary to popular belief, many people who are smokers or who have diabetes can be good candidates. It is important to discuss your specific health issues with your surgeon to determine if you are healthy enough for a facelift.
A Facelift Can Have Effects That Go Beyond What You See In The Mirror
When your mental self-image isn’t reflected in the mirror, you can experience psychological changes. If you look old, then you may start to act old. After a facelift, however, you will see a rested and youthful face in the mirror, which can increase your confidence and lend you a more energetic outlook. To develop a plan to achieve your body image goals, Call Us At 281-599-9445 Today!