A facelift can be a game-changing procedure for the right candidate. It’s the gold standard treatment for nearly anyone that’s bothered by visible signs of aging on the mid-to-lower face. The procedure works to correct unwanted volume loss, lax skin, and tighten underlying muscles that will naturally restore a more youthful appearance.
As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Stein has helped countless men and women meet their aesthetic goals through facelift procedures. Dr. Stein customizes treatment plans according to his patients’ individual concerns, goals, and unique aging patterns.
While there is no defining age for getting a facelift, the majority of men and women start to seek out the procedure between the ages of 40-55. However, Dr. Stein has performed successful facelift surgeries for patients as early as 35 and also patients in their 60s, 70s, and even older. As long as a patient is in good general health and have realistic expectations, they may be able to benefit from the procedure.
Determining Your Candidacy for a Facelift
When determining your candidacy for facelift procedures, Dr. Stein doesn’t consider your age to be the most important factor. Instead, he’ll take a look at your concerns and speak with you about the goals you’d like to achieve. Today, we’ll take a look at a few things you can consider at home before deciding if a facelift might be right for you.
#1: Your Unique Aging Pattern
Instead of trying to put an age on whether you’re too young or too old for a facelift, consider your unique aging pattern. If lax skin or facial volume loss are your primary concerns, a facelift could be the solution you’ve been looking for. Ideally, you should retain some elasticity to your skin for an optimal outcome from facelift procedures.
#2: Minimally-Invasive Procedures Aren’t Cutting It
A lot of times, men and women will come to Stein Plastic Surgery for facelift procedures when they’re no longer seeing the results they want from minimally-invasive alternatives. Although a non-surgical option might be able to reduce visible signs of aging to a point, you’re simply not going to get surgical-like results.
#3: You Want to Slow the Natural Aging Process
Many younger patients seek out facelift procedures to slow the natural aging process. If you’re genetically-prone to visible signs of aging at an early age, a facelift procedure may be able to help. Facelift results typically last 5-7 years but can last longer or shorter depending on the elasticity of a particular individual.
Facelift Procedures in Raleigh, NC
There are many types of facelift procedures. While some patients may benefit from a full facelift, others might be suitable candidates for a mini lift. Combination procedures can also be done to help certain patients achieve more dramatic results with a single recovery. Dr. Stein can help determine what’s right for you at the time of your in-person consultation.
Very pleased with the result of my full face lift. I dare to say that I am looking 14-20 years younger. My skin looks like I have a facial I would personally call this procedure a facial at a different level!!! It is a facial that is going to last me for another 7-10 years with no more touch-ups!! Great office staff and Dr Adam Stein is a very skillful, honest and sincere person and I have a great appreciation for such an individual. Thank you Dr Stein.
Interested in learning more about facelift procedures? To meet with Dr. Stein, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, request a consultation at our practice by filling out the form on this page. Or, call our office at (919) 261-7099 to schedule your appointment. Stein Plastic Surgery is located in the Raleigh, Durham and Southeast, NC areas serving patients from around the nation.