Getting older means lines, wrinkles, thinning hair, and other changes to your appearance. Sometimes people would like to reverse these signs of aging, which is where Dr. Raymond J. Konior and Dr. Sahar Nadimi can help. Their Chicago, IL practice offers advanced hair transplantation as well facial rejuvenation procedures such as facelift.
Below, we want to consider who is a good candidate for a facelift. This should help you understand how the surgery works, what it can do for you, and how patients can help with the treatment process.
Facelift Is for Men and Women
Before getting into the finer details of candidacy, we should note that men and women can benefit from undergoing a facelift. While it is true that the majority of cosmetic surgery procedures each year are performed on women, many men also benefit from the surgery since it effectively smooths the skin and helps eliminate wrinkles around the eyes and cheeks.
You Feel Self-Conscious About Your Appearance
The sure sign that you are a good candidate for a facelift is that you feel self-conscious about lines, wrinkles, and sagging of the face. The procedure is ideal for the lines and loose skin around the eyes and affecting the upper cheek area.
You Would Prefer a More Permanent Solution Than Injectables
Many people have achieved great anti-aging results thanks to cosmetic injectables such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers. The results of these non-surgical treatments only last a few months. A facelift provides longer lasting rejuvenation results.
You’re in Good Overall Health
It’s important to us at the Chicago Hair Institute that all of our patients be in good general health. That goes for hair restoration patients as well as facial plastic surgery patients. If you suffer from any medical conditions that would make facial surgery a risk to wellness, we will recommend that you not undergo surgery.
You Understand the Risks and Benefits
As with any surgical procedure, the facelift carries several risks and benefits with it. Patients need to be aware of these risks and benefits going into surgery. This tends to improve the overall surgery experience, and helps patients understand the importance of pre-op and post-op instructions.
You Have Realistic Expectations About Scarring and Recovery
The scars after a facelift are well-hidden by the hairline and will fade with time. That said, patients need to have realistic expectations about recovery and proper care of their incision sites. Following proper instructions for post-op care can prevent serious complications and improve final surgical results.
Alternatives to the Facelift
The facelift isn’t the only facial rejuvenation procedure we offer. There are also surgeries that can address creases of the brows, drooping jowls, loose skin around the neck, and more. We can go over all of your facial rejuvenation options in greater detail during the consultation process.
Speak with a Skilled Facial Plastic Surgeon
To learn more about facelift and other facial rejuvenation options, be sure to contact our skilled team of surgeons. You can reach the Chicago Hair Institute by phone at (630) 932-9690. We’re here to help you look your best.