Facelifts are most commonly performed on patients between the ages of 40-75 but can be done on anyone. The procedure addresses the excess skin of the neck/turkey neck, neck fullness, jowling, poor jawline definition and deflated midface/cheek area.
Am I a Good Candidate for this procedure?
Any one or combination of the following conditions may indicate that you are a good candidate for a facelift:
Deep creases between the nose and mouth
Face and neck have begun to sag
Folds and fat deposits around the neck
Considering a Facelift
As people age, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun, and the stresses of daily life can be seen in their faces. A facelift will not stop the aging process. What it will do is “set back the clock” improving the most visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and redraping the skin of your face and neck.
The biggest concern voiced by patients is their fear of looking pulled or unnatural. Our methods result in a very natural restoration of your youthful features.
During your consultation, Dr. Bundrick and O’Neal will carefully evaluate your medical history, concerns and goals to determine whether a facelift is right for you.
They may also explain additional procedures that can be performed alongside your facelift that will help you achieve your desired look. For example, facelifts are frequently combined with procedures such as: chin implant, fat grafting, blepharoplasty, lip lift, and brow lift.
How Will My Plastic Surgeon Evaluate Me?
In your initial consultation your plastic surgeon will evaluate your face, including the skin and underlying bone, and discuss your goals for the surgery.
Preparing for Surgery
Your plastic surgeon will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain herbs, vitamins and medications. If you smoke it is especially important to stop prior to surgery; smoking inhibits blood flow to the skin and can interfere with the healing of your incision areas.
If your hair is very short, you might want to let it grow out before surgery, so that it is long enough to hide the scars while they heal.
A facelift usually takes several hours. You should arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery and stay with you for a day or two.