Long Beach Facelift Candidates
A good candidate for a facelift is in good health and desires a fresher, more youthful appearance. The best candidates still have some skin elasticity and have good bone structure. Patients with less than ideal bone structure can still benefit, but may want to consider other procedures in conjunction with, or in place of, a facelift.
Of course, you should be in good overall health. If you have an age-related health condition you may still be a good candidate for the surgery, but you must discuss your health openly with Dr. Hicks so that he can take all of the necessary precautions.
Does age matter?
Men and women of any age can expect pleasing results from a facelift. Most patients are in their 50’s or 60’s, but more and more often people in their 70’s and 80’s are choosing facelifts. Younger people who have sagging or excess skin from events such as massive weight loss can also benefit.
Dr. Hicks will evaluate your face and consider:
* Your skin tone and elasticity
* Muscle tone
* Bone structure
* Your desired results
If you’re not ideal
If you are not a good candidate for a facelift or if it is not the best procedure for you, Dr. Hicks will explain why and recommend alternatives.
Many patients choose procedures such as eyelid surgery, or a forehead lift to complement a facelift, or in place of a facelift, to achieve the look that they desire. Talk openly with Dr. Hicks about your goals in having the procedure.
Smokers will be advised to quit smoking before surgery and during the recovery phase, in order to minimize the risk of complications and to speed recovery time.
Get more familiar with facelifts by viewing our Before and After Gallery.
Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Hicks in Beverly Hills, Long Beach, or Los Angeles, California, to determine if you are a good candidate for a facelift . During your consultation Dr. Hicks will evaluate your unique body type and desired results, explain all your treatment options, discuss the outcome you can realistically expect, and answer any questions you may have.