Everyone ages at a different rate. If you are young, enjoy your beautiful skin. A clean-living lifestyle will help keep it that way. Most doctors agree that the best anti-aging product you can buy is sunscreen. Protect your skin from the sun and don’t smoke; both can prematurely age skin. If your parents have great skin, thank them because genetics also plays a big role in the tone and texture of your skin as you age. When we are young, collagen and elastin keep the skin firm and plump. As we age, the skin loses volume and elasticity.

Signs of aging can begin as early as the 20s

  • Sun Spots
  • Fine Lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Dullness
  • Puffy Eyes
  • Dry Skin
  • Drooping

There is a point where an individual may begin to think about a facelift. One of the most frequently asked questions plastic surgeons get is, “When should I get a facelift?” That question can best be answered after taking inventory of the patient’s skin and making notes about its condition. When lifestyle, genetics, and the patient’s aesthetic goals are taken into consideration, a decision can be reached.

The objectives of a facelift

  • tighten the jowls
  • remove the fat in the neck above and below the platysma muscle
  • tighten the muscle cords in the neck
  • tighten facial skin laxity

Dr. Abramson advises patients not to wait until lines and wrinkles are deep and pronounced to have facial-rejuvenation surgery. For many people, waiting until age 60 is not advised because drooping, dryness, and puffiness have set in. While surgery for those with deep, visible signs of aging will improve a person’s appearance and define the face, it is not ideal.

Experienced doctors like Dr. Abramson feel the outcome of facelift surgery done with patients in their 50s is more beneficial because the skin still has its natural elasticity. During the doctor/patient consultation, Dr. Abramson will examine your skin and evaluate its texture and elasticity. In order to help you make an informed decision about surgery, he will discuss the condition of your skin and your facial bone structure.

There is no fixed answer to the question, “At what age should I get a facelift?” Everyone ages at different rate. If you feel young at heart, but your facial features and expression make you look old, tired, or angry, call for a consultation where you can ask questions and view “before and after” photos. Dr. Abramson will use the latest technology to show you what effects a facelift could have on you. His goal is to help make his patients look and feel better. Dr. Abramson is a results-oriented, patient-friendly, board certified plastic surgeon who has a proven track record of surgical success and happy patients.

If you are thinking about having a facelift or if you have a problem area that might benefit from surgery, contact Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery today to make an appointment for a consultation. Residents of Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell, Johns Creek, Sandy Springs, Buckhead, and Brookhaven have experienced a 5-Star patient experience with Dr. Abramson and his dedicated staff.

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