With more and more people opening up about getting plastic surgery, what was once seen as taboo is now finding its way into mainstream society. Things like facelifts used to be reserved for movie stars and celebrities, but are now being performed on everyday people with tremendous results.
If you’ve been thinking about getting a facelift, you may be wondering whether or not you would be a good candidate for the procedure. We’re here to help you figure out whether or not you would be a good candidate for a facelift.
What is a facelift?
While you may know a celebrity or two who has admitted to getting a facelift, do you know what a facelift entails? A Facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve signs of ageing on the face. Facelifts usually target the bottom portion of your face and lift and tighten the skin and underlying tissue to reduce common signs of ageing like wrinkles and saggy skin. They provide definition to a face and result in a more youthful appearance.
Am I a good candidate for a facelift?
Before a plastic surgeon will perform any sort of cosmetic procedure on you, they will need to go over your medical history in detail and review your current lifestyle choices. As a general rule of thumb, facelifts should only be administered to people who:
- Are considered to be in good health
- Don’t smoke (smoking interferes with the healing process)
- Are realistic about the proposed results
- Have adequate skin elasticity
- Have things like wrinkles or a double chin
- Are a healthy weight
If you aren’t a good candidate for a facelift, there are other options that may help you treat signs of ageing on your face. Plastic surgeons should always be honest and ethical about whether or not they would make a good candidate for a facelift. If a facelift is performed on someone who isn’t suitable for the procedure, the results could be dangerous. That’s why it pays to work with an expert who will be honest with you.
Get in touch with Mr Shaheel Chummun
If you are interested in having a facelift or other type of cosmetic surgery, get in touch to see how our industry-leading consultant plastic surgeon, Mr Shahell Chummun, can help you today. He will review your medical history and current situation to see if you’d be a good candidate for this procedure. We look forward to hearing from you.