Though aging is inevitable, it is possible to look your best at any age. If changes in your face start to bother you or make you feel as though you don’t look as vibrant as you feel, you may want to consider a facelift. A facelift provides long-lasting facial rejuvenation that can endure for up to 10 years. The procedure corrects some of the visual signs of aging caused by stress, sun damage, weight change, or the natural aging processes in the skin, including:

• Sagging, loose skin on the face or neck
• A poorly defined jawline
• More prominent nasolabial folds, better known as “laugh lines”

Dr. Lorenc’s surgical objective during a facelift is to improve and refresh, rather than drastically alter, a person’s overall appearance.

There are several different types of facelifts. Dr. Lorenc will help you choose the right option for you based on your goals and physique.

• Mini facelift: Also known as a limited-incision lift, this technique is ideal for younger patients with early signs of aging and sagging. It is less invasive than other options and uses shorter incisions
• Mid-facelift: Designed to treat just the mid-face area, this type of lift elevates the cheeks to a more youthful position
• Full facelift: This lift targets other, more significant signs of aging, such as excess sagging and skin laxity, deep creases, and jowls. A full facelift provides the longest-lasting results

Who is an ideal candidate?

Many people believe that the ideal candidate for a facelift is a mature individual. Dr. Lorenc believes that today’s advanced options for facelifts work just as well for individuals in their 40s as they do for those in their 70s.

Having a facelift at an earlier age is associated with many benefits, including:

• Better/faster healing
• Reduced cost
• Prevention (early surgery may help preserve the natural structure of your skin before it begins to sag)

Considerations that should be weighed when determining if a facelift is right for you include:

• Your health: No underlying health conditions that may make healing more difficult
• Your expectations: Individuals should approach a facelift procedure with positive and realistic expectations