The moment you decide that a facelift is right for you can be simultaneously exciting, exhilarating, and sometimes even overwhelming.

While an experienced surgeon should be able to point you in the right direction in preparing and planning for your first facelift, it never hurts to have some background knowledge about the best place to start.

Figure Out if You’re a Good Candidate for a Facelift

While the procedure varies from person to person, most healthy adults are able to safely and effectively undergo a facelift procedure with incredible results. You may find that there are varying levels of success in those results based on age and skin elasticity, but there is no “right” or “prime” age or time of your life to get a facelift.

Know Your Needs

It may surprise you to hear that there isn’t just one kind of facelift.

Every individual has their very own face shape, various self-identified “problem areas,” and a different distribution of collagen level in the face. All of these factors can have an effect how a facelift procedure can best be done.

It is great to know what kind of results you’re looking for our of your facelift and to communicate those desires to your surgeon. Not only will you feel more comfortable asking your surgeon the right questions, but an experienced surgeon will feel confident in delivering the best results.

Consider Your Options When it Comes to Procedures

Sometimes, after a bit of thinking, patients wonder if a facelift is the right fit for their needs. Remember, there are plenty of alternatives available such as non-invasive injectable fillers, laser treatments, and other methods that have similar skin-tightening effects. Your surgeon should talk to you about these alternatives if you are unsure about whether you want to get a facelift.

Choose a Good Surgeon

When it comes to your face, you deserve an outstanding surgeon who knows how to address your needs. Our top-of-the-line surgeons, Dr. Heffelfinger and Dr. Krein, are double board certified and know that the decision to get a facelift should be made carefully and with the upmost care.

If you are interested in learning more about your first steps toward getting a facelift, schedule a consultation online or call us at 215-503-FACE to talk to one of our specialists today.

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