Are You a Candidate for Face Lift Surgery? By Anya Kishinevsky, M.D. on August 15, 2017

A mature woman with smooth skin after a face liftThe signs of aging are often most noticeable on the face, leaving those with deep creases, wrinkles, and sagging skin feeling insecure and unhappy with their appearance. If the signs of aging make you look older than you feel, face lift surgery may help. Face lift surgery can rejuvenate your appearance, diminishing lines and wrinkles and tightening loose skin. Many people can benefit from face lift surgery, but not everyone is an ideal candidate. During patient consultations, Dr. Anya Kishinevsky determines which patients are ideal face lift candidates. Contact our Fairfield, CT practice to find out if a face lift is right for you.

About Face Lift Surgery

Face lift surgery makes it possible to reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles and tighten loose, sagging skin. There are different face lift surgery options, allowing treatment to be tailored to the unique needs of each patient.

For those who wish to address wrinkles around the mouth and loose skin around the neck and jaw line, a lower face lift may be the most suitable treatment option. Those who wish to address the signs of aging around the eyes and cheeks may benefit from a mid face lift, while those who only have minor issues may benefit from a mini face lift.

Candidates for Face Lift Surgery

Many people who are unhappy with the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles or sagging skin can benefit from face lift surgery. Candidates for face lift surgery include men and women between the ages of 40 and 70. However, people who are younger or older may meet candidacy requirements for face lift surgery.

Ideal candidates for face lift surgery should be non-smokers and healthy enough to undergo surgery. Those with cardiovascular issues, such as heart disease, or uncontrolled diabetes are generally not suitable candidates. Candidates also include those who have:

  • Good skin elasticity: Good skin elasticity is important when considering face lift surgery as it helps ensure better treatment results.
  • Facial lines and wrinkles: Those with moderate to deep lines and wrinkles, especially those that no longer respond to injectable rejuvenation treatments, may achieve a more youthful appearance with face lift surgery.
  • Loose, sagging skin: Those with loose, sagging skin from areas such as the neck and jowls can see improved skin tightness with face lift surgery. 
  • Realistic expectations: It's important for face lift surgery candidates to have realistic expectations for their surgical results. Although face lift surgery is highly effective at minimizing years of aging, it does have some limitations. For example, someone who is 60 can expect to look five to ten years younger but should not expect to look 30 after face lift surgery.

Find out If You're a Candidate for Face Lift Surgery

Face lift surgery can help reverse the hands of time for a rejuvenated appearance and improved confidence. If you are unhappy with the appearance of creases, wrinkles, or sagging skin on your face, you may be a candidate for face lift surgery. To find out if a face lift is right for you, or to learn more about other facial rejuvenation treatments, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Kishinevsky.

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Anya Kishinevsky, M.D.

Anya Kishinevsky, M.D.

Board-certified surgeon Anya Kishinevsky believes in a completely personalized approach to plastic and reconstructive surgery. She holds several distinctions, has repeatedly been featured on Connecticut Magazine's list of Top Docs, and is a member of the:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Women's Medical Association

Learn for yourself why so many patients choose Dr. Kishinevsky for their care. Schedule a consultation at our Norwalk, CT, office online or call (203) 388-9919.

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