Am I a good candidate for a facelift?
Are you considering a facelift? If so, then one of the first questions you have to answer is, “Am I a good candidate for a facelift?” Here are some questions compiled by Juvaskin NY that will give you a checklist of a few simple factors to consider in making your facelift decision.
Will a Facelift Help Me? The first question you need to answer is whether a facelift is the right treatment for your aesthetic concerns. Although people think of a facelift as a somewhat generic facial rejuvenation procedure, it is actually a treatment that targets certain very specific aspects of facial aging, including: sagging facial tissues; jowls; poorly defined jawline or neck; deep facial folds around the mouth
If you want to correct all or some of these aspects of facial aging, then you might be a candidate for a facelift.
Am I in Good Health? The next most important consideration is whether you are healthy enough to undergo surgery. A facelift is an invasive procedure that puts considerable strain on your body, and if you are not in good enough health to undergo surgery, then you are not a good candidate for a facelift.
Of special concern is smoking. Not only does smoking significantly impact your cardiovascular health–potentially increasing your risk for complications related to anesthesia and surgery–it may impact your facelift results. Smoking is very hard on the skin, and smokers tend to see poorer results from facelifts. To get the maximum life from your facelift results, you should quit smoking for good before your surgery. At the very least, you will be expected to quit smoking temporarily before facelift surgery.
Can I Afford a Facelift? Finally, you have to ask whether you can afford a facelift. A facelift is not only expensive in terms of money–it costs several thousand dollars–but it has a great cost in time as well. Facelift recovery takes about two weeks, and you may not even feel comfortable going out during that period. Can you afford to take two weeks off from your busy schedule for facelift recovery?
The monetary cost of a facelift is a little more manageable. Although it is likely to cost upwards of $10,000, most cosmetic surgery practices these days offer plastic surgery financing to help you afford the procedure. If you have a regular income and can make payments, then you can likely afford a facelift.
If you pass these three qualifications, you are a good candidate for a facelift.