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How to prepare for a facelift
The facelift surgery normally takes between two to four hours for completion. For multiple and extensive treatment, the doctor may perform the surgery in two different sessions. Some surgeons can work on one side of the face while others can work on the two sides at once. If you want to achieve the best results from the surgery, you should keep the following in mind.
When you go to see the surgeon for consultation, the surgeon will discuss with you about the area you want to improve and you should ask about the procedures available and the results to expect from them. It is also recommended if you take time to understand what the facelift is capable of accomplishing. When you understand everything about the facelift procedure, it will save you against disappointment and dissatisfaction that may be the result of the procedure. As a patient, you should also ask the doctor about experience and qualifications.
The right candidate for the facelift
The best candidate is the person with realistic expectations who can follow the advice of the plastic surgeon. There is no limitation of age for someone who wants to get the procedure. The doctor will consider the texture and skin condition compared to taking your age into consideration. After the consultation, you will be advised, if you are the right candidate, to get the facelift or if you may want to get an alternative rhytidectomy procedure instead.
You are the right candidate to get a facelift if you have the following characteristics:
Skin elasticity: the optimal facelift candidate is the person who has skin which has retained flexibility. This is because the facelift will stretch facial skin in order to remove wrinkles.
Strong bone structure: the optimal facelift candidate has a well-defined underlying bone which can provide support and also contribute to satisfying results. The patients who have weak features can benefit from facial implants as alternatives of addition to the face lift.
Good health: to get the best results, you have to be healthy and have no pre existing medical conditions.