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Are You a Candidate for Facelift Plastic Surgery?

Facelift cosmetic surgery, clinically known as rhytidectomy, is a procedure to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging.

The procedure aims at enhancing the facial and jaw appearance comprehensively. Facelift surgery can help the patient attain a smoother, more youthful appearance by reversing the damaging impacts of stress, time, and aging.

An experienced, poignant, and sagacious cosmetic surgeon will perform a facelift artistically while paying detailed attention to the intricacies of the procedure so that patients attain dramatic and natural looking outcomes with minimal scarring. Along with traditional facelifts, patients can avail of multiple other variations of the facelift to treat specific facial areas.

Reliable board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roger Tsai provides facelift surgery to patients in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding locations in this region of the country.

Suitable Candidates

Good facelift candidates will have some common characteristics. The list below highlights some factors that will determine the suitability of a person for a facelift plastic surgery procedure.

Skin Elasticity

An ideal facelift candidate will have some degree of suppleness and pliability in the skin.

Strong Bone Structure

A good facelift candidate will have a strong underlying bone structure to offer support to the procedural outcomes and contribute to excellent outcomes.

Loose Facial and Neck Skin

Facelift candidates usually want to eliminate extra skin from the facial or neck region. Facelift surgery can offer such patients skin tightening and a reduction in the visibility of wrinkles at the same time.

Male Candidates for Facelift Surgery

Facelifts are not restricted only to women. Men may consider this surgery to reduce signs of aging and attain a more youthful and revitalized appearance.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), within a five-year period commencing in 2010, the number of men choosing to undergo facelift surgery has risen by 44 percent. The procedural steps are common for both genders, and the procedure offers the same fabulous results to both men and women.

Candidates for Different Types of Facelift

Traditional Full Facelift

Patients receive the most complete outcomes with a full facelift. In this surgery, the surgeon treats deep wrinkles beneath the eyes, loose skin in the cheeks, lines around the mouth, extra fat and skin in the submental area, and jowls among others.

This procedure treats a more extensive area warranting a longer incision. The incision typically goes from the temple, around the ear, and down to the neck area.

Mid Facelift

In a mid facelift, the plastic surgeon lifts and tightens the underlying tissues in the eye and cheek region. The surgeon uses incisions that are similar to a full facelift in this procedure as well. However, these incisions penetrate deeper enabling the surgeon to lift the muscles that remain untreated by a traditional facelift.

Mini Facelift

A mini facelift involves tinier incisions and shorter recovery phase. For this reason, it is also known as the “weekend facelift.” Similar to the mid facelift, the mini facelift also targets a smaller region such as the jaw, neck, and lower cheeks.

This procedure may be more suited for working people and busy moms who want to achieve facial enhancement with less downtime, or for younger people who want subtle improvements.

Kind cosmetic surgeon Dr. Roger Tsai receives patients from West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and other cities and suburbs in this part of California for facelift surgery.

For more information on cosmetic plastic surgery procedures and treatments by Beverly Hills board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Roger Tsai, MD please click here or call us at 310.276.1190. Taking patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Orange County, Southern California and other surrounding cities.

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