Cosmetic surgery has become common, especially facial plastic surgery which is a serious step up. People opt for face lifts for different reasons. Sometimes these reasons are concrete while others are not realistic. However, although they appear to be common, few people undergo the procedure. Nevertheless, the demand for face lifts has risen by 14%. According to recent research, face lifts make people look almost three years younger than their real age but there is no guarantee of increased beauty.
The term face lift touches on various procedures. The process repositions the soft tissue of the face under the skin layer and gives the muscles a lift for a younger contour. It is an effective way to boost self esteem and improve appearance where necessary. However, it is not suitable for everyone. Some people feel that they can achieve their appearance goals with a non invasive process such as microdermabrasion or use of a chemical peel. Others may be more satisfied by combining face lift cosmetic surgery with other procedures including forehead lift or neck lift. Patients who have the comprehension of both the upsides and downsides of undergoing a face lift are more satisfied with the results.
All said and done, the best face lift candidates have realistic goals and are willing to keep up with the pre and post operative procedures provided by the surgeons. However, the ideal face lift candidates should posses certain traits.
- Skin elasticity: An ideal face lift candidate should have skin that holds it suppleness and flexibility.
- Good overall health: These candidates should be free of any health problems and should inform the surgeon of any previous health problems.
- Loose skin on the face or neck: Face lift mainly involves removal of excess skin from the neck or face. This tightens the skin, reducing the prominence of wrinkles at the same time.
- Strong bone structure: In most cases, a face lift candidate should have a well laid bone structure which provides rapport and contributes to main the main goal. Patients who do not possess a well defined face lift may use facial implants as an alternative or in conjunction with a face lift.
As stipulated above, the suitable candidates for face lift are people who have symptoms of facial aging but still hold on some skin elasticity. Overall, the people in this bracket are in their 40s to 70s. However, older people are also candidates. Nevertheless, age is not vital in weighing candidacy for face lift procedure. Overall health and skin elasticity carry more emphasis on a patient’s ability to undergo this cosmetic surgery.
In a recap, a face lift is not capable of erasing your years; it only gives you a refreshed youthful look. Older people undergoing face lift should know that they will not look 20 years younger. They will however look younger.