Am I A Good Candidate for a Facelift?

As you get older, it’s normal for the shape of your face to change because of the loss of fat and collagen. Facelifts are surgical treatments that address visible signs of aging on the face such as sagging skin, deepening fold lines, loss of fat, jowls on the cheeks or jaw area, and turkey neck. Minimally invasive treatments like injectables can’t address these types of concerns. A facelift from our Toronto-based practice should always be done for yourself rather than to please someone else and the patient should not be attempting to fit some sort of ideal image. Remember that this procedure won’t prevent the natural aging process or change your basic appearance. Although the forties to sixties is a common age for this surgery, patients who are younger or older than that can also be good candidates. The only way of knowing for sure whether you qualify would be to meet with Dr. Wayne Carman for a consultation but in general, patients who fall within the following categories may be considered ideal candidates for this cosmetic procedure.

  • Patients who are in good physical and mental health and don’t have any serious underlying medical conditions that could impair wound healing or recovery
  • Non-smokers and those who don’t misuse substances
  • Those who maintain a positive outlook and realistic expectations for what the surgery involves
  • Patients who have sagging skin or muscles on the cheeks and jawline areas
  • Patients who have a loose neck contour
  • Those who want to permanently restore the youthful contours of their face and reduce sagging
  • Patients who are showing signs of facial aging but still have skin elasticity
  • Patients who have a good bone structure such as high cheekbones, and a strong chin

A facelift won’t be beneficial for superficial wrinkles, sun damage, skin pigmentation issues, or wrinkles around the upper lip.

To learn more about what you can expect from a facelift, contact our Toronto-based office of Dr. Wayne Carman Call us at (416) 322-7108 or submit a contact form online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Carman to find out whether you would be eligible for a facelift or another type of facial rejuvenation procedure.

Written by Wayne Carman

Dr. Carman is a Toronto Plastic Surgeon practicing breast, body and facial cosmetic surgery.