Facelift Surgery Considerations

Published on: January 30, 2014

Many people feel self-conscious about their skin’s appearance as they age. As everyone ages, skin changes and loses elasticity. Sun damage, smoking, and stress can also accelerate the process of skin aging in both men and women. A facelift is not designed to help you look like someone else, but it is a procedure done to reduce the signs of aging in the facial and neck areas.

If you are considering a facelift, your first step is to have a consultation meeting with a trusted plastic surgeon. At this consultation, you should express why you are wanting to have a facelift done and what you hope to accomplish through the surgery. You will also be asked questions regarding your medical history and current health, as well as whether or not you are a smoker. After taking all of this information down, the surgeon will examine your face and discuss the options that are available to achieve the look that you desire.

Many people find that they are not a good candidate for a complete facelift because a more minor procedure would achieve their goals. Most men and women within their 30s fall into this range. Because of their skin still having a fair amount of elasticity, simpler procedures can often achieve the look they are after. However, for those who are good candidates for a facelift surgery, a surgeon may suggest additional minor chances to the face. A chin implant or eyebrow lift are often suggested. Your surgeon can use computer imaging to show you how you will look with this changes. Before and after pictures will be taken in order to show the improvement in your appearance.

Health insurance does not cover the cost of a facelift because it falls under elected plastic surgery. But saving your money and finding a trusted plastic surgeon will provide you with the outcome you desire. Trust your face to a dual board certified facial plastic surgeon for the best results.

Posted on behalf of Benjamin Stong, MD, Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC


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