Your face is an important part of your identity. If a “droopy,” worn out face is making you look older than you really are, it can take a toll on your self-confidence. A face lift can help you recapture a fresher, more youthful-looking facial appearance that properly reflects your unique personality.

However, facelift surgery may not be right for everyone. In order to be a good facelift candidate, our Atlanta facelift team will evaluate a few different factors, including:

  • Skin elasticity – The best facelift candidates have skin that is still relatively flexible and elastic, since facelift surgery is designed to stretch your skin to remove wrinkles and “lift” loose areas.
  • Loose skin – If you have excess skin on your neck or face, this will be trimmed and removed during a facelift procedure, then tightened to help eliminate wrinkles.
  • Bone structure – The underlying bone structure of your face should be well-defined so it can help provide lasting support for the alterations that your surgeon makes.
  • Overall health – You should be free of any major medical conditions and in strong metabolic health in order to properly heal from this procedure

Ultimately, good facelift candidates have a realistic understanding of what surgery can accomplish. A facelift can provide dramatic results, but it should not make you look like another person. It should make you look like a younger version of yourself.  If you end up not being a good candidate for a facelift, you can still take advantage of other facial rejuvenation procedures that we offer, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal fillers, and laser skin resurfacing.

If you have further questions about facelift surgery, please contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with one of our experienced Atlanta facelift surgeons. Marietta Plastic Surgery welcomes patients from Marietta, Atlanta, and Woodstock, Georgia, as well as other areas of the southeastern United States.