Face the Facts: How to Tell If You’re a Good Candidate for a Face Lift

Facelift (Rhytidectomy) Mission Viejo, CA Old age can feel like a giant prank is being played on you— your skin starts to lose elasticity, you start to store fat more easily around your middle, and you even have enough fine lines and wrinkles to fill a map. Luckily, Dr. Taylor Pollei can help turn the joke back on age with both surgical and non-surgical procedures.

As a popular procedure that Dr. Taylor Pollei performs, the goal of a facelift is to tighten and resuspend soft tissues that have started to descend over time. But even though you may have started to lose elasticity in your skin, how can you tell if a facelift is a right procedure for you?

You’re Healthy

Because a facelift requires the use of anesthesia and a relatively long recovery time, good health is a must. During your initial consultation with Dr. Taylor Pollei, we will go over your medical history to ensure that you are healthy enough for this type of operation.

You Have a Strong Bone Foundation

As people age, they start to lose bone density and mass all across their bodies— including their face. Strong candidates for a facelift include patients who have a healthy bone foundation and structure.

You Have Thin Skin

Thin skin is considered to be a bad thing until you want to get a facelift. Although the thin skin isn’t a surgical requirement, it makes it easier for Dr. Taylor Pollei to drape it and give you natural and tighter results.

You Don’t Smoke

Did you know that smoking puts you at a higher risk of developing an infection after surgery? Smoking slows down your body’s natural healing process which increases your risks for potential complications.

Schedule your facelift consultation at our Mission Viejo office today!

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