Are You a Good Candidate for a Facelift?
Facelifts are considered a relatively invasive form of cosmetic surgery and as such you will need to meet a number of criteria to be considered a good candidate. First and foremost, Dr. Sonny O requires that you have realistic expectations of the results. You will also need to be ready to follow the pre and post-operative instructions he will provide you with to the letter. All of this will be explained in your initial consultation, during which Dr. O will go over your options.
There are several other criteria you will need to meet, including:
Loose skin on your face or neck: having lose skin on your face or neck is generally considered to be the main reason for undergoing facelift surgery. This surgery is intended to remove loose skin, remove wrinkles, and tighten your skin at the same time. Any loose skin will be trimmed during the process to help achieve the desired results.
Good skin elasticity: you skin needs to have a moderate level of natural elasticity, flexibility, and suppleness so that it will conform to the new shape Dr. O will be creating.
Good bone structure: you need to have a good strong underlying bone structure that can be used to support the results of the procedure. If your bone structure is less well-defined, you may be a good candidate for facial implants to help create the desired contours.
Good general health: as mentioned above, facelift surgery is often extensive and invasive that requires a lot of healing and a long recovery time. Your body needs to be in good health and be sure to tell Dr. O if you have any current medical conditions or you are currently on any type of medication.
You must have realistic expectations: not only do you need to be aware of the limitations of facelift surgery, you need be aware of what this type of surgery can actually accomplish. The best way to ensure you have realistic expectations is to consult with Dr. O and let him examine your face and tell you what you can expect to achieve with this type of surgery.
A Free Consultation Can Help You Decide if a Facelift is Right for You
Dr. Sonny O. offers consultations that can help you decide if a facelift is right for you. Dr. O and his staff will do an extensive medical history and lifestyle inventory, as well as discuss your motives and expectations with you. Call us today at 843-388- 4939 to make an appointment for a consultation today.