Who is a good candidate for a facelift?

Adult men and women who are concerned about the aging appearance of their face will want to take time to learn about the various cosmetic procedures that can be used to turn back the hands of time. Dr. Wayne Larrabee and his team at The Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery works routinely with individuals who are faced with sagging skin and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. With his help, many adults can restore a youthful appearance while maintaining a natural look that appears untouched by the surgeon’s scalpel. 

What is a facelift? 

The facelift, or “rhytidectomy,” is a surgery that is performed to remove excess, sagging skin and smooth fine liens and wrinkles around the face and neck. The procedure varies depending on the severity of the skin laxity and the end goals of the patient. It may be combined with other procedures such as liposuction to create the final results patients desire. 

What can be addressed with the facelift? 

Patients might consider the many ways in which a facelift can improve their appearance. The rhytidectomy procedure helps with: 

  • Skin laxity/sagging skin
  • Moderate to deep wrinkles throughout the face
  • Volume loss or displaced fat
  • Sagging/noticeable jowls
  • Sagging/loose skin and fat around the chin/upper neck

Who is considered a good candidate for the facelift procedure? 

To determine candidacy for the facelift procedures, patients start with a consultation appointment and initial evaluation with Dr. Wayne Larrabee of Seattle, WA. Patients will speak with their plastic surgeon about the areas of concern they would like to address with surgery and determine if these goals can be achieved with the help of the doctor. The evaluation may include an assessment of the amount of skin laxity, the patient’s underlying bone structure, and the muscular actions of the face that impact facial expressions. Once candidacy is determined, planning begins and patients are scheduled for their plastic surgery. 

Schedule an appointment at The Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery 

Seattle, Washington area patients interested in procedures such as the traditional facelift may want to speak with Dr. Wayne Larrabee of The Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery about their options. The office is located at 600 Broadway #280 and can be reached by calling (206) 386-3550.

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