When Is the Right Time for a Facelift?

When Is the Right Time for a Facelift?

When you’re considering plastic surgery, it’s normal to look for easy answers. However, plastic surgery isn’t always so black and white. This can be especially so when you’re looking at your candidacy for your chosen procedure, and it might take a conversation with your plastic surgeon to determine what your options are and whether your chosen procedure will benefit you most. With a facelift procedure, each patient’s unique situation and goals are some of the most important ways to determine this, so here are some factors to consider as you plan your consultation.

Age

It can seem tempting to look for a magic number when it comes to age and plastic surgery, but every patient ages differently, so this isn’t always the best indicator of whether you can benefit from a procedure. Most plastic surgeons would recommend against procedures on patients that are too young or too elderly, of course, but it’s more effective to objectively look at your signs of aging and assess whether they can benefit from tightening and lifting. As a general rule, a facelift can remove a decade off of your features, so you should take that into consideration when looking at your options.

Health

This can be an important consideration for any plastic surgery procedure, but it’s always important to keep in mind. If you’re opting for surgery, you should be in a period of good health and able to recover from an invasive procedure. For this reason, it’s important to discuss any health conditions you might have with Dr. Carpenter so he can assess whether you might be putting yourself at risk. This can include whether you’ve recently undergone childbirth or nursing since some patients opt for a facelift as part of their mommy makeover procedure. If you’re immunocompromised, Dr. Carpenter might recommend you postpone your surgery.

Non-Surgical Options

Although facelift is one of the most effective facial rejuvenation options, it may not be for everyone. If you’re unable to undergo surgery or simply aren’t showing substantial signs of aging yet, you may benefit from exploring non-surgical options like fillers, neuromodulators, or skin treatments. Most patients that opt for a facelift have already undergone some non-surgical treatments before deciding that a facelift will benefit them most, so it’s worth consulting with our non-surgical experts to look at your options.

Whatever your goals for facial rejuvenation, Dr. Carpenter can professionally recommend the best treatment plan for you during a consultation at our Cumberland office. To schedule a private consultation, contact us by calling or filling out our online form.

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