Ageing results in skin and tissues losing their elasticity, leading to lines and wrinkles becoming visible on the face. Wrinkles and other visible signs of ageing can also be attributed to various factors such as excessive ultraviolet (UV) light exposure, dehydration, smoking, medications, and environmental factors and genetic influences.
There are many aesthetic procedures such as a facelift that can be performed to rejuvenate the appearance of the face to help the patient look younger and more radiant following the procedure. A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is the removal of excess, sagging skin from the lower half of the face in order to reshape the lower half. This procedure is also beneficial for tightening loose or hanging skin at the jawline (jowls), removing the deep crease between the mouth and nose, and eliminating loose skin and fat under the chin and around the neck.
When Should One Get a Facelift?
It is possible for an individual who is in good health and exhibiting signs of ageing on their neck and face to benefit from this procedure. Most people see most prominent results from facelift surgery when they are in their 40s, 50s, and 60s.
However, a patient’s chronological age does not determine whether he or she is a suitable candidate for a facelift. Genetics, tobacco use, alcohol consumption, and sun exposure all contribute to the rapid ageing of your skin.
Who Are Suitable Candidates for Facelift Surgery?
It is vital to consider certain qualities in order to be a good candidate for a facelift procedure. These include:
- Good Physical Health – The patient must be in good overall health without a history of serious medical conditions, as it is an invasive surgical procedure that will require an adequate amount of healing time and recovery time.
- Skin Condition – A crucial factor in the success of a procedure is the condition of your skin, where elasticity and flexibility should still be sufficiently present in your skin’s structure during the procedure.
- Realistic Expectations – It is critical that you have realistic expectations for this procedure as the full effects will take some time to manifest. In addition, there are other lifestyle and natural ageing factors to consider after this procedure, so consult your plastic surgeon in detail regarding your specific case.