If you are interested in taking years off of your face, a facelift is a trusted and respected solution. However, when many people think of the facelift procedure, they assume that age is a major factor in determining how successful the results will ultimately be. At Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery, while we believe that age can play a role, it is just one of many factors that must be taken into consideration.
Understanding the Facelift Procedure
One of the first steps to determining if a facelift is right for you, in combination with your age, is knowing what will take place. During the surgery, Dr. J. Phillip Garcia will make incisions above the hairline at the temples, as well as in the creases around the ears. He will lift the sagging muscles taught, resculpt the features of the face, and redrape the skin.
Due to the fact that a facelift is performed under twilight anesthesia, it is important to take into consideration whether you are appropriately physically fit before having this operation. Some patients may be healthier at 45, while others may be healthier at 75. Your level of physical fitness is a very individual and personal discussion that you will need to have with your surgeon.
Recovery Takes Time
Due to the nature of the procedure, we recommend taking about a week to recover. During this time, it is not uncommon to see bruising and swelling. We also recommend that our patients sleep with their heads elevated, which may cause some stiffness in the neck.
Our goal is always to offer the most beautiful and natural results that we can, so you will still look like yourself, just like a more youthful and energized version. And, while aging will affect everyone differently, in many cases, the results will last for the rest of your life.
Let Us Answer Your Facelift Questions
Simply put, there is no best age for a facelift. Depending on your personal level of health and the goals you have for the procedure, the best age will vary from person to person. Dr. J. Phillip Garcia is a double board certified surgeon and Co-Author of Just Faces, A Guide to Facial Plastic Surgery. When you trust us with your facelift, you will be taken care of, from start to finish.
Our office has convenient locations in Jacksonville/Town Center, Julington Creek, Fleming Island, Avondale and Palm Coast. If you have questions about whether or not a facelift can give you the look you desire, take a look at our before and after photos and do not hesitate to contact us to get started.