Tips on Deciding Whether or Not to Go for Facial Plastic Surgery

Posted by Dr. Ketki Sapre on October 28th, 2015

Facelift or rhytidectomy is one of the most common types of facial plastic surgery that people invest in to reduce or eliminate the appearance of wrinkles as a result of natural aging, gravity, weight fluctuation, sun damage, and stress. Facelifts cannot necessarily stop the aging process, but it can result in a more youthful and more relaxed appearance of the face. A rhytidectomy can also be combined with other facial plastic surgery procedures like an eyelid surgery, forehead lift, or nose reshaping to achieve a patient’s desired results.

The first thing you should put into consideration when thinking about getting a face lift is whether or not you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. The best candidates for this procedure are men and women who have excess loose skin along the jawline and in the neck as well as those with deep smile lines in the face. Many facelift patients are well into their fifties and sixties, although older or younger patients may also elect to undergo the procedure, so long as they are in good health. Techniques used in facelift surgeries are typically modified to fit the individual needs of patients.

You may be a suitable candidate for facial cosmetic surgery if you have reasonable expectations, have a good grasp of the risks involved in the procedure you are considering, and most importantly, are in optimum health. People with serious health issues like high blood pressure, bleeding disorders, diabetes, heart disease and even depression may not be great candidates for facial plastic surgery, as well as those who are struggling with obesity, have a smoking habit, or have a drinking problem. Your physician may ask you to make some healthier lifestyle changes if you wish to push through with the surgery. For example, your surgeon may ask you to stop smoking at least two to four weeks before the procedure, and wait at least two to four weeks more before you start again. This will allow your body to heal properly from the procedure.

Before you make any final decision about your facial plastic surgery, make sure that you have had an in depth talk with your surgeon about your health, your needs, and your expectations. Your doctor should know all about your medical history and your lifestyle so that he or she can rightly prescribe pre and post-operation measures you should follow to ensure the success of your operation. This discussion will also help you know for sure whether or not surgery is the best option for you.

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This article was written by Dr. Ketki Sapre who works at MediAngels as marketing manager.

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