Facelift Candidacy

If you wish to reduce wrinkles, jowls, and other signs of aging, you have likely considered facelift surgery. When performed by an experienced surgeon, a facelift can provide natural-looking facial rejuvenation. While a facelift offers an effective way to improve your facial appearance, generate a more youthful look, and give you the boost of confidence you desire, candidates must meet certain criteria. Your candidacy for a facelift procedure will depend primarily on what you hope to achieve, your general health, skin laxity, and other factors. Dr. Fredric Newman in Darien, CT, invites you to learn more about facelift candidacy so you can make an informed decision about how to enhance your appearance.

Woman's face with hands on her cheeks
For the right candidates, a facelift can provide attractive and natural-looking rejuvenation.

What Do You Hope to Achieve?

During a private consultation, Dr. Newman will discuss your concerns and goals to help you decide which procedure will help you achieve the desired results. If you notice minor signs of aging such as fine wrinkles, crows’ feet, or elevens (parallel wrinkles between the eyes), you may be able to achieve satisfying results with an injectable or resurfacing treatment. In other cases, eyelid surgery might be recommended. However, you may be a candidate for a facelift if you want to address:

  • Deep wrinkles, creases and skin folds
  • Jowls and loose skin beneath the chin
  • "Turkey neck" (platysmal bands)
  • Deeper lines around the eyes, mouth, and nose
  • Diminished muscle tone in the facial muscles
  • Excess, loose, or sagging skin

Determining Candidacy

The first step in determining your candidacy is an evaluation of your overall health. Typical facelift candidates are men and women over the age of 40 who do not smoke, are in good health, and wish to reduce moderate to pronounced signs of aging. Two of the most important factors Dr. Newman will consider when determining your candidacy include your goals and your skin elasticity.

Like all facial cosmetic surgery, there are beautiful results that can be achieved, but there are also some limitations. During a consultation, Dr. Newman will clearly explain what can and cannot be accomplished, and what patients should expect from the procedure. Meanwhile, to achieve optimal results, a patient’s skin must have a certain degree of elasticity, which plays a very important role in achieving smooth and taught contours.

Typical facelift candidates are men and women over the age of 40 who do not smoke, are in good health, and wish to reduce moderate to pronounced signs of aging.

Discuss Your Candidacy with Dr. Newman

For more than 30 years, Dr. Newman has dedicated himself and his practice to helping patients achieve a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. Throughout his career as a plastic surgeon, he has performed facelifts resulting in beautiful transformations. Although not every patient will be an ideal candidate for a facelift, Dr. Newman will take the time to offer his guidance, recommend the option that is right for you, and help you understand exactly what to expect before, during, and after your procedure. To schedule a time to discuss your options with Dr. Newman, please contact us online or call (203) 987-6284. 

Dr. Fredric Newman

Dr. Fredric Newman MD, FACS

Dr. Fredric Newman's extensive training and experience in plastic surgery began at Yale College, and he completed his general surgical training at Harvard Medical School. He has performed thousands of procedures during his career and is affiliated with a number of top-tier universities and professional associations, including:

  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

To schedule a consultation at our Darien, CT, plastic surgery center, contact us online, or call our office (203) 656-9999

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Dr. Newman listened but he also educated me. In addition to his results, it really came down to the confidence that he instilled in me. - Kim, Actual Patient

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