5 Signs Your Facial Tissues Are Ready for Facelift
Men and women may notice lines and wrinkles forming around their eyes, nose, and mouth in their late 20s, and these signs of aging deepen over time. You may see jowling along your jawline and lower cheeks and develop a turkey neck appearance due to loose skin and fat accumulations. Many patients in their 40s and older can benefit from facelift surgery. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Genaro Valladolid, offers facelift in Scottsdale, Mesa, and Phoenix.
Facelift, or rhytidectomy, improves problems in the mid-face, lower face, and neck, including deep folds, sagging skin, fat displacement, and jowling. You could be a candidate for facelift if you have these concerns and good health.
1. Your Face Has Lost Volume from Fat Displacement
Facelift can restore sunken areas of the face, such as gaunt cheeks. The malar fat pads under your eyes, buccal fat pads in your cheeks, and other fat pockets lose volume and shrink with age, causing them to sink lower in the face and add fullness to the jawline. Facelift repositions the fat and lifts the facial muscles for a rounded facial shape that appears younger and more vibrant. The procedure may remove submental fat to reduce a double chin.
2. You Have Loose Skin in the Lower Face and Neck
Your skin quality decreases each year. You may develop sagging skin in your lower face with less elastin and collagen in your tissues. People who spent much of their youth playing outdoors in the sun or using tanning beds are more likely to have these concerns earlier in life. Other habits, such as smoking and a poor diet, may speed up this process. Facelift removes loose skin from the face and neck for a tighter, yet not “too tight” appearance. Removing the excess skin and repositioning fat addresses jowling along the lower cheeks and jawline and improves jawline definition.
3. You Have Deepening Wrinkles Around Your Nose and Mouth
The loss of collagen, elastin, and another compound called hyaluronic acid makes your skin more vulnerable to wrinkling and deep creases. You’ve lost that supple, taut appearance of youth. Facelift improves the appearance of nasolabial folds that stretch from the nose to the mouth corners and marionette lines that extend from the mouth corners to the chin.
4. You’re Looking for Long-Lasting, Dramatic Results
Injectable fillers and other non-surgical treatments may provide temporary results for these facial concerns. Unfortunately, these methods require ongoing treatments to maintain a youthful appearance and won’t address other concerns, such as loose skin and jowling. These minimally invasive options are better suited for people in their late 20s and early 30s who have less pronounced lines and wrinkles and good skin quality.
Facelift provides long-lasting results that make you appear like a younger version of yourself and allow you to age gracefully.
5. You’re in Good Overall Physical Health
The best candidates for facelift are in good health with no medical conditions that could complicate the surgery and recovery. Diabetes, heart disease, and certain medications, such as blood thinners, may increase some risks. You should be a non-smoker at or near your target weight because weight loss or weight gain will affect your facial appearance.
Healthy people who maintain a nutritious diet and regular exercise tend to enjoy their facelift results for longer.