Facelift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
A facelift currently ranks among the top five cosmetic surgery procedures in the US. The procedure is designed to provide a subtle lift and tighten sagging facial skin. The results can be very successful as long as the right candidate is chosen by a qualified and experienced surgeon. The surgeon will examine various parameters related to the patient’s fitness and goals to determine candidacy.
At the time of facelift consultation, the surgeon will also evaluate whether the candidate may require additional procedures such as facial liposuction, implants, brow lift, or neck lift surgery. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Amir Nasir provides facelift and various other innovative and advanced cosmetic procedures to patients in New Haven, Westport, CT, and surrounding communities.
The following characteristics will be evaluated to determine whether a patient is a fabulous candidate for facelift plastic surgery:
Degree of Skin Laxity
Although most candidates will have some amount of sagging skin in the face, ideally they have still have a reasonable degree of elasticity remaining in the facial skin. Facelift procedure will involve tightening of underlying facial muscles and removal of loose skin. If the skin is reasonably elastic, the final outcome will be more natural looking as the facial skin is pulled taut.
Strength of Bone Structure
An appropriate candidate for facelift surgery will have a strong facial bone structure. This will serve as a sound foundation for a deeper facelift and help produce more defined results. If the facial features are not so distinct, the surgeon may recommend facial implants in addition to facelift surgery.
Ideal candidates for facelift will know exactly what to expect and what not to expect from the surgery. They will develop reasonable expectations by reviewing facelift before and after photos. Such candidates typically achieve higher satisfaction levels in the end and are more appreciative of their enhanced facial appearance.
Facelift surgery is a major procedure, which may require the patient to be under general anesthesia. The surgeon will review the patient’s health records and examine their current health status to determine their fitness level. Based on their condition, the facelift surgery plan can be customized to suit their needs.
Excess Fat in the Face or Neck
Facelift surgery is primarily aimed at removing excess skin and tightening underlying tissue and muscle to create a younger looking face. But if the patient has significant fatty tissue deposits in the face or neck, facial or neck liposuction may be required in addition to facelift.
Facelift for Men
Facelift is no longer a procedure only for the female candidate. Facelift surgeries for men have gone up by 44 percent since 2010 in the US. Astute and hard working cosmetic surgeon Dr. Nasir receives patients from New Haven, Westport, CT, and other neighborhoods across the landscape for facelift surgery.
Candidates seeking facelift surgery are typically between the ages of 40 and 70. But more than age, it is the candidate’s fitness level and amount of skin laxity that will be a deciding factor. According to ASPS, more people above the age of 50 now seek facelift surgery.
Dr. Nasir is a Cosmetic Surgeon in Fairfield County serving the towns of Westport and Fairfield locally as well as surrounding communities. We also serve patients from all over Connecticut, regionally, including many from New York City, as as well as international patients.