Who is a Good Candidate for a Natural-Looking Facelift?
When one of my patients, a 54-year-old woman, recently asked me, “Do you like to perform face lifts?” I was so excited to tell her that this is one of my favorite procedures. This patient recently had a series of REFIT treatments, a radiofrequency skin tightening technology used in our medical spa, to tighten up the neck and face. She loved the results, but since we don’t stop aging, what she really wanted was the significant improvements you can only get from a facelift.
She had had fillers and Botox but still felt like she could get better results, and she was right.
Patients frequently tell me how they really feel as their face ages and that they desire a natural-looking facelift.
Many patients wonder what aging actually does to their facial features. As we age, our skin changes; the turnover rate of the cells slows down and the skin gets thinner; the collagen that keeps our skin tight and the elastin skin cells that gives our skin its elasticity, lose their strength; and we lose fat where the volume in the face is needed.
These changes cause us to lose to gravity. Gravitational forces always win in the long run, causing the muscles and the fat under the skin to age as more wrinkles and looseness appear.
Facelifts are one of my favorite procedures as the facelift is the best available tool for eliminating some of the more significant signs of aging.
With my natural-looking facelift technique, my objective is to give you a facelift that looks so natural that it will keep your friends and family guessing. With my unique technique there are no visible scars, no hair line distortion, and minimal down time. Even your hairdresser will have a hard time figuring out how you look so much younger and rejuvenated.
From my extensive experience, there are three important elements that contribute to the success of a facelift procedure for the patient:
- MOTIVATION: Patients who want to look younger and better understand the procedure and are ready to do what it takes to get the best results possible.
- EXPECTATIONS: Patients who have realistic expectations have better results and feel better about themselves during the healing process and after the healing has completed.
- SUPPORT SYSTEM at home: Procedures such as a facelift should be discussed with your partner. It is very important to have the support of your family and friends when electing to have a procedure like this done.
For more details about my Natural-Looking Facelift and before & after pictures, visit: https://www.drman.com/face-procedures/facelift-rhytidectomy-boca-raton-florida.