Most individuals use non-invasive cosmetic procedures before deciding that getting a facelift is right for them. They may use BOTOX®, dermal fillers and a wide variety of other treatments in order to help them treat static and dynamic wrinkles and to look their best no matter their age. However, there always comes a time when these treatment options are just no longer effective. There comes a point when a person needs to do something that is more invasive if they want to look their best. This is usually when they start asking questions about facelifts and are trying to decide if it is the right step for them.
The very first thing that you should know about a facelift is that it can help you look younger. When a person uses dermal fillers or BOTOX®, they usually get pretty decent results, but they typically only look refreshed or a couple of years younger. However, when a person gets a facelift, they can look up to 10 to 15 years younger.
This brings many people to the idea of how old a person needs to be to get a facelift. There are a couple of things that are taken into consideration in order to determine if a person is at the right age for this surgery. We are going to look at the elasticity of the patient’s skin and examine the root causes of aging for that individual. We will also look at the person’s neckline in order to determine if all a person needs is a facelift.
To be a good candidate for this surgery, one must be in relatively good health. When a person is healthy, they have the best chances of going through any kind of surgical procedure and having good results. Even though facelifts are performed on a regular basis and individuals have seen great results while using them, it is still important to understand that it is a surgical procedure. You will have downtime after the procedure and will be given instructions on how to prepare and take care of yourself afterward. The amount of time that it will take for your facelift is going to depend on a variety of factors, including your health, how much work you need to have done, the elasticity of your skin and your aesthetic goals.
There is no doubt about the fact that a facelift can make you look years younger. In addition to the fact that you will be happy with your physical appearance, it is going to give you a boost of confidence, helping you to feel younger and full of life.
Dr. Jeneby is a board-certified plastic surgeon in San Antonio that specializes in cosmetic procedures that range from BOTOX® to breast augmentation. Visit the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas in San Antonio to talk to Dr. Jeneby about the facelift procedure and the benefits it would provide for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.