Are you interested in a facelift procedure – but not exactly sure if you’re ready for one?

It’s understandable; after all, many patients often question if they’re eligible for a facelift based on their current aging symptoms, or if they’d be better off seeking out a non-surgical option first. If you find yourself wondering how to tell if you need a facelift, here are the usual determining factors:

  • You have poor skin laxity: One of the main goals of the facelift procedure is to correct sagging skin. If you’ve noticed that your skin is starting to droop – especially around the neck and jawline – you may see significant results by undergoing a facelift. The procedure is designed to remove excess facial skin, so you can enjoy tighter, firmer-looking skin again.
  • You have severe wrinkles: Folks with mild-to-moderate facial wrinkles may want to try other treatment options first, as there are a host of non-surgical procedures that can help (more on that in a bit). If you feel that your wrinkles are pretty significant and severe, a facelift procedure might be the best option for you.
  • You’re unhappy with how your eyes look: People who have excess folds over the eyes, undereye bags, and/or deep creases around the eyes may want to seek out a facelift. This procedure can help address aging symptoms around the eyes, thus helping to take years off of your appearance.

Of course, everyone’s different; you should meet with a plastic surgeon who can help you decide if you’re ready for this surgical procedure.

If, however, you think you might not be ready for a facelift procedure, there are plenty of other treatments you can undergo to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging facial skin. Dermal fillers, Botox, and ultrasound skin-tightening devices can all provide improvement in your appearance. You may find that the improvement is enough to make yourself feel confident and comfortable in your skin again!

To learn more about the facelift procedure – including if you’re a candidate for treatment – schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rudy Coscia at his new plastic surgery practice in Granite Bay, CA. Dr. Coscia’s practices also serve Coeur d’Alene and the Sacramento metro area. Granite Bay (916) 773-5559 and Sacramento (916) 929-1833

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