Facelift Candidates By on March 20, 2012

Looking your best can mean a lot of things. It may mean staying fit. It could mean having a positive outlook and letting that influence your overall being. It could simply mean reducing the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin. Of course, that last point is a lot easier said than done, at least without the help of an Edina plastic surgeon.

One of the best ways to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve the overall tightness of your skin is to undergo a facelift. One of the most popular and well known cosmetic surgery procedures worldwide, a facelift may be just what you've been waiting for to achieve your aesthetic goals.

About Facelift

The Edina facelift is a facial plastic surgery procedure that targets the area around the eyes and the middle portion of the face. When you get a facelift, lines and wrinkles around the eyes will disappear and sagging skin of the upper cheek area will be tightened and enhanced.

How Facelift is Performed

During a facelift, incisions are made along the periphery of the face. Through these incisions, excess skin and tissue is removed and the underlying structures of the face are adjusted. The skin is tightened, and the overall affect is a younger and more refreshed appearance.

Ideal Candidates for Facelift

Ideal candidates for facelift surgery are people who have loose skin around the eyes and upper cheek area. These people should be in good overall health and not suffer from any health problems that would make getting a facelift a dangerous proposition. During a consultation at our plastic surgery center in Edina, we can determine if a facelift is the right option for you.

People Who are Not Good Candidates for Facelift

Since the facelift target the middle portion of the face, only issues with that area of the face can be address through facelift surgery. Problems with the forehead and jowls can be addressed with other surgeries. If you would like to enhance the bone structure of your face, a facelift is not a good option for that either. Again, another surgery would be ideal. We should also stress one more time that you general health will have a major bearing on whether or not a facelift is right for you.

Alternatives to Facelift

If you have issues with furrows of the forehead area, a brow lift would be more ideal for your needs. Similarly, issues with a sagging neckline and prominent jowls can be addressed through a neck lift and lower facelift, respectively. For enhancing the chin shape and prominence of the cheekbones, facial implants are the ideal option to consider. If you are not a good candidate for surgery, dermal filler and BOTOX® injections might be a great alternative. These will achieve the results of surgery without any of the recovery time or downtime required.

Learn More About Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

A facelift may be just the answer to your aesthetic issues. If you would like to learn more about facelift surgery and your many other options for facial rejuvenation, be sure to contact our Edina plastic surgery center today. The entire team here is ready to meet with you and discuss both surgical and non-surgical treatments with you in full detail.

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Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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