A face lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure intended to lift and tighten sagging skin on the face and neck, thereby creating a smoother and more youthful appearance. It isn’t uncommon to combine a lift with other procedures, such as eyelid surgery, a neck lift, or skin resurfacing treatments. If you’re dissatisfied with the effects of aging you see, call Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA to speak to a medical professional about your options.
Are You a Candidate for Face Lift Surgery?
This procedure has long been the gold standard in improving your appearance and boosting your self-confidence. However, not everyone is going to be an ideal candidate for surgery. Much will depend on what your cosmetic goals are and whether the procedure is the right choice to achieve them. Sometimes, a person can achieve their goals with other treatments, such as a chemical peel or neck lift.
Do You Have Visible Signs of Facial Aging?
This procedure was developed to correct signs of facial aging that occur in all of us. Some examples of common issues the surgery addresses include sagging of the lower face, a loss of muscle tone, and severe facial wrinkles.
Are You Healthy?
Nobody should elect to undergo surgery when their body isn’t healthy. Most people are healthy enough to undergo the procedure at any given time, but it’s important to discuss any medical conditions you may be experiencing with your surgeon. Sometimes, it can simply be a matter of waiting a month or two for a condition or illness to heal before you’re cleared for surgery.
If you’re in good overall health and are dissatisfied with the visible signs of aging present on your face, then you’ll likely be an excellent candidate for surgery.
What Is the Best Age for a Face Lift?
Often, this procedure is associated with people in their 50s or 60s, but that’s not entirely accurate. There are advantages to having a face lift done at a younger age, with the main one being that the results are more subtle. When you choose to undergo the procedure at a younger age, the process doesn’t involve as much dramatic lifting and repositioning of your facial tissues, resulting in a more subtle, yet youthful look.
Everyone ages at different rates. Some people begin to show significant visible signs of aging in their mid-to-late 30s, while others start to show in their 40s. What that means is that there really is no age that is exactly right for undergoing cosmetic surgery. The best age for you might not be the best age for someone else, it all depends on your genes, lifestyle, and the environmental factors that affect the rate at which your skin ages.
Most people begin to show visible signs of aging somewhere in their 30s. But for the vast majority of people, these effects won’t be significant enough to require a lift to correct them. Instead, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can be addressed with other treatments we provide, such as dermal fillers, Botox, or chemical peels.
For many, your 40s will be the decade during which you might start thinking about cosmetic surgery. Generally speaking, choosing to have the procedure done in your early-to-mid 40s often yields better, longer-lasting results than if you have the procedure later in life.
When considering cosmetic surgery in your 40s, you don’t need to focus primarily on your face. When combined with a neck lift and/or fat transfer, you may be able to achieve much more comprehensive results.
The 50s and Beyond
Your 50s can be an interesting time. Your facial skin by now is probably showing significant signs of aging, but your body still feels young and strong. When you have cosmetic surgery to address significant signs of aging at this stage in life, the results will be more apparent and sooner after surgery than for those who undergo the procedure in their early 40s.
Can Men Get Them?
If you think a face lift is a surgery that only women are interested in, think again. According to the ASAPS, there has been a 43% increase in men who undergo the procedure since 2010, and this is expected to continue to rise as time goes on.
There are many reasons for this drastic increase, one of which is that men are staying in the workforce for longer and want to look their best. Also, the techniques involved with the procedure have changed significantly in recent years, helping to ensure a longer-lasting result that looks much more natural.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The results of your surgery are intended to be permanent, and though your results may be dramatic, they cannot stop the aging process altogether. That being said, as your skin continues to age, it will age in its new location and shape. It won’t go back to the way it was before. So while you will continue to age, you’ll always look younger than you actually are.
How Can You Maximize Your Results?
While your skin will continue to age at a rate determined by your genes, there are a few simple things you can do that can help not only maximize your results but also keep you looking great for as long as possible.
Follow All Instructions
When you meet with Dr. Kadz to discuss your surgery, he will give you explicit pre-operative instructions that will help ensure your safety as well as prepare you for the procedure. You will also be given post-operative instructions to follow afterward.
It’s imperative that you closely follow all the instructions Dr. Kadz gives you. If you have any questions or concerns, you can always bring them up with him.
Protect Yourself From the Sun
Sun damage is the #1 cause of premature aging of your skin. To help keep your youthful, rejuvenated face looking fantastic, make sure to always use sunscreen when you go outside. It’s also best to refrain from over-exposing yourself to the sun, so make sure there’s plenty of shade if you decide to spend a day at the beach.
Maintain a Healthy Weight
Significant fluctuations in weight, whether gaining or losing, can alter the results of your cosmetic surgery. Try to maintain a stable, healthy weight by eating a well-balanced diet and incorporating exercise into your daily routine.
Consider Additional Treatments
Choosing to undergo a face lift is a proven way to address visible signs of aging that are causing you distress. Depending on your goals, you may want to combine the procedure with another for a more dramatic finish.
However, if you’re not interested in undergoing additional surgeries, there are many non-surgical options we provide that have been proven to reduce wrinkling, smooth your skin, reduce the appearance of discoloration, and more. Talk with Dr. Kadz about your goals so that he can make additional suggestions that may improve your results.
Why Choose Us?
Our staff is committed to providing you the best and safest in plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures. We know every body is unique and that every patient has their own personal goals they want to achieve. We use only the latest proven techniques in our state-of-the-art surgical center to help ensure you achieve the results you want.
Our Patients Are Our Focus
We make it a priority to provide each and every one of our patients with the individual attention, safe care, and beautiful, natural results that they deserve. When you speak with members of our staff, we will always provide you with objective information and an honest opinion to help ensure you make well-informed choices in a safe, comfortable environment.
We provide diligent, 24-hour care seven days a week for our patients whose procedures require that they receive post-operative care.
Our surgeon, Dr. Kadz, is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, the Lipoplasty Society, and the D. Ralph Millard Plastic Surgery Society.
Dr. Kadz’s extensive experience began in 1991 when he earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. His post-doctoral training began with a general surgery residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals. He then went on to complete a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residency and a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery post-graduate Fellowship at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center Program.
Get Started on a Face Lift Whatever Your Age
A face lift is a cosmetic procedure that addresses significant signs of aging. The best age to undergo the procedure will be different for everyone. The truth is, anyone who is dissatisfied with the effects of aging on their face can be a candidate for surgery.
Whatever your age, there’s no need to continue worrying about your appearance. Call Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA today to discuss your options!