Sep 13 2019

Signs That a Facelift Is Right for You

Signs a Facelift Is Right for You - Bethesda, MD

An older woman touching her shoulderIf you suffer from facial lines and wrinkles as well as loose skin, you may be a good candidate for a facelift. Dr. Roger J. Oldham has helped numerous patients in the Bethesda, MD area thanks to various surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures.

Many people wonder if a facelift is right for them. There are actually some signs that a facelift may benefit you. Let’s go over some of the basics below, as these indications may signal it’s a good time for a facelift consultation.

How a Facelift Works

A facelift is a facial rejuvenation surgery that helps reduce lines, wrinkles, and sagging of the middle portion of the face. It’s a great surgery for the upper cheeks as well as the area around the eyes.

During the procedure, incisions are made behind the ears and around the ear area. Through these incisions, underlying structures can be adjusted, excess skin removed, and the remaining skin tightened.

You Have Issues with Facial Lines or Sagging

One sure sign that you need a facelift is that you suffer from wrinkles, lines, loose and hanging skin, and other signs of aging. This is a common problem people face when they age.

If you’re feeling self-conscious about the look of your skin and how it makes you feel about yourself, a facelift could be a good idea.

You Want a More Permanent Solution Than Cosmetic Injectables

Many patients who visit our Bethesda center undergo BOTOX® Cosmetic injections or dermal filler injections in order to enhance their appearance. These cosmetic injectables are effective, but the results only last a few months. Repeat procedures are possible, but sometimes patients want results that last longer.

If you’ve undergone cosmetic injectables but would prefer a solution that lasts much longer, then a facelift may be just what you need.

You Are a Good Age for a Facelift

We sometimes get questions about the ideal age to undergo a facelift. If someone gets a facelift too early, they might require touch-up work later on. Generally speaking, a good age for a facelift starts around the mid-to-late 40s, and sometimes into the 50s. People show age at different rates, so it can vary.

If you’re middle-aged or older and self-conscious about the way you look, a facelift may be just what you need to rejuvenate your appearance.

You’re in Good Overall Health

While a facelift isn’t a major surgery, health conditions of various kinds can make even minor surgeries a risk to wellness. That’s why it’s important that we assess your medical history and how that could impact your candidacy for surgery.

If facial plastic surgery won’t pose any risks to your health or wellness, then a facelift may be what you need to look your best.

You Are Aware of the Risks and Benefits Involved

As with any cosmetic surgery, it’s important that patients be aware of all risks and benefits that are associated with the procedure. This will give the patient realistic expectations about the surgery and what to expect, both during the procedure itself and during the recovery process.

All of the issues outlined above can be discussed in greater detail during the consultation process.

Contact Our Plastic Surgery Center

For more information about facial plastic surgery and how it can benefit you, be sure to contact a board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon. You can reach our office in Bethesda by phone at (301) 530-6100.

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