There are many facial rejuvenation options available that may help you reverse some signs of aging. While minimally invasive options can provide excellent results during the early phases of facial aging, more advanced signs of aging are often best treated with a facelift. The changes best addressed with a facelift include jowls, excess skin and sagging tissues of the face and neck.
However, it is important to understand that not everyone is an ideal facelift candidate. During your initial consultation, Dr. Jay Orringer will listen carefully to your goals and examine your facial features in order to determine if a facelift is an appropriate plan for you.
The following factors may improve the quality of a facelift result:
- Strong bone structure -- A well-defined bone structure will help provide support and potentially contribute to an improved result. Today, fat grafting, which transfers your own tissue, is often used to augment the cheek bone and jawline regions.
- Good skin elasticity -- Skin that has better tone may contribute to a more pleasing outcome. Regardless, Dr. Orringer will tighten your skin and underlying tissues as part of your procedure.
It is also important that you be in good overall health. During your consultation, you will need to discuss any pre-existing medical conditions with Dr. Orringer to make sure that they will not impact healing. If you are a smoker, you must be willing to quit prior to your procedure and during the recovery period to promote good healing.
Finally, you must have realistic expectations regarding the outcome of your procedure. Good facelift candidates should understand both what can be achieved as well as the limitations of the procedure. While a facelift may significantly improve signs of aging of the face and neck, it will not totally eliminate them.
If you would like to find out whether you're a good facelift candidate, please contact Dr. Jay Orringer at The Renaissance Medical Center for Aesthetic Surgery, Inc. using the form on this page or call 310-273-1663 today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Hollywood, California, nationally, and internationally.