The ageing process isn’t generally anyones best friend! As time and unforeseen occurrences come our way, we may reach a point when we feel it’s time to rejuvenate the way feel about life as well as how we appear on the outside. One of the major benefits of a face lift is to remove wrinkles and excess skin or fat in the neck and face. Decades of life can seemingly be reversed with this simple but delicate surgery.

You are a good candidate for face lift if:

  • Your cheeks are sagging
  • You have deep lines below your lower eyelids, nose and around the mouth
  • You have loose skin and excess fat under the chin and jaw
  • You have jowls
  • You are physically healthy
  • You have realistic expectations of the procedure
  • You have the commitment to follow all postoperative advice

Choosing a reputable face lift surgeon is just one part of the process. You should have good rapport and a strong level of trust with your surgeon to freely discuss your goals, apprehensions, and expectations.

Benefits of face lift surgery:

  • Improved facial contours
  • Tightened muscle tissue
  • Firmer skin
  • Youthful appearance
  • Noticeably reduced facial wrinkles

With a traditional face lift, your surgeon will make an incision in the hairline (at the temples) which continues around the ear and ends in the lower scalp. An alternative to this technique uses shorter incisions at the temples, continuing around the ear and possibly within the lower eyelids or under the upper lip.

A face lift can be done alone or combined with other surgeries such as a brow lift or neck lift. During your initial consultation be sure to ask your surgeon questions about the surgery to better understand how it is done and whether or not it is the ideal remedy to your cosmetic concerns.

Questions to ask your surgeon:

  • Am I a good candidate for a face lift?
  • What surgical incisions are available for me?
  • What are my options for anaesthesia?
  • How should I physically and emotionally prepare for the surgery?
  • Where will you conduct the procedure?
  • How long do I need to stay in the hospital after the surgery?
  • What course of treatment is recommended for my situation?
  • What is the typical healing period for the scars?
  • Is the surgery covered by health insurance?

To know if you make a good candidate for face lift surgery simply fill out our online assessment form. A board-certified surgeon will review your information and provide you with a price estimate for the procedure, or offer you a private consult to see you face to face.