Am I a Candidate for a Facelift?

When patients are unhappy with their aging appearance, they often turn a plastic surgeon to discuss the options available to them. Many men and women experiencing moderate to severe skin laxity that makes them appear older than they are may find that plastic surgery procedures are the best way to obtain a more attractive appearance. One of the most popular treatments that are used to address overall aging of the face and neck is the full facelift surgery, or “rhytidectomy.”

What is a facelift?

Dr. Ben Cilento of Spring, TX describes the facelift as a surgical procedure in which the doctor will pull the skin up along the hairline and remove excess skin to smooth the face, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and address excess skin that is sagging. The procedure is an elective one, and is done strictly for cosmetics. Both men and women can benefit from a facelift and will find that it can take years off of their appearance.

Who is a good candidate for a facelift?

The facelift procedure is a highly individualized treatment that is designed specifically for the patient. It should be done for the patient themselves and not for anyone else. Patients considering this treatment must also have realistic expectations of what can is achieved with this or other surgical procedures. In fact, Dr. Ben Cilento can show patients photographs of past individuals who have undergone a facelift to show the changes that were attained. Patients should not have a facelift done to meet social standards or to meet someone else’s expectations. The best patients for facelift surgery are those with moderate to severe skin laxity. Alternatively, patients who are not a good fit for a facelift may be better suited for another surgery such as a brow lift, or nonsurgical solutions such as dermal fillers, collagen stimulators, or neuromodulators.

Are you interested in learning more about facelift services?

Contact Dr. Ben Cilento and his team in Spring, TX to discuss the benefits of a rhytidectomy and decide if it is appropriate for your unique and specific needs. The front office team can be reached by calling (346) 300-FACE and visiting the office in Suite 200 at 2940 FM 2920.