Who is your typical candidate for a facelift?
A typical facelift candidate has age related changes in the lower face and neck. Most often this includes the formation of jowls with decent of facial tissue around the jawline with excess tissue and skin laxity in the neck. Some patients are also bothered by excess fullness under the chin and vertical bands that appear in the neck. The age of the patient can vary, but typically is from mid 40’s to late 70’s years old. A facelift can sharpen the angle of neck by tightening the lax underlying muscle and removing excess skin. Improvements are also made along the jawline, smoothing the jowl area and tightening the underlying facial tissue. Typically, smile lines and marionette lines are only moderately improved by the facelift procedure.
-Dr. Jessica Kulak