A facelift may provide impressive rejuvenating effects by reshaping the soft tissue layers of the face and lifting sagging skin. Mr. Stephen Salerno of REAL Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery in Moonee Ponds, Victoria performs the procedure in people who are bothered by their sagging midface, deep laugh lines, prominent jowls, and aging neck (this typically incorporates the neck area).
1. YOU HAVE LOOSE SKIN
A facelift is suitable for patients with jowls, sagging neck skin, drooping cheeks, and other manifestations of loose skin. Nonetheless, natural and long-lasting results may be achieved when the surgeon goes deeper into the soft tissue layer (e.g., fat, tissue, and muscle) and not just the skin alone. By reshaping and tightening the deeper soft tissue, the skin may enjoy a stronger underlying support, which is the key to lasting results.
Despite the proliferation of non-surgical skin tightening treatments, they may not improve significant skin sag, which only responds to a surgical procedure. Nonetheless, some patients choose to follow up their surgery with a non-surgical treatment to further achieve a tighter, more youthful appearance.
2. YOUR SKIN HAS RETAINED SOME AMOUNT OF ELASTICITY
While a facelift eliminates the loose skin, it nonetheless requires some level of plasticity–i.e., the ability to snap back. Hence, people who have retained a relatively good amount of skin elasticity oftentimes achieve better results than individuals with remarkably thin, sun-damaged skin. Having good skin elasticity may also allow the results of this procedure to last longer.
3. YOU HAVE GOOD BONE STRUCTURE
People with good bone structure are at a certain advantage. Once the loose skin is tightened and the underlying tissue is reshaped, a facelift may reveal their well-defined jawline and chin and prominent cheeks. Having good bone structure also promotes a nice transition between the chin and neck.
4. YOU ARE IN GOOD HEALTH
Obviously, you want to be in optimal health before a facelift or any type of elective plastic surgery.
5. YOU HAVE REALISTIC GOALS AND EXPECTATIONS
This procedure may eliminate years off your face. Nonetheless, don’t expect to regain your visage of when you were in your 20s or 30s. During the consultation, we may provide you with further information to make sure you have realistic expectations regarding the procedure.