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Ideal Candidate for a Face-Lift

Find out who is the ideal candidate for a face-lift in this Howcast video featuring plastic surgeon Robert J. Morin, M.D..


The ideal candidate for a face lift is a patient who is unhappy with the appearance of his or her face do to the effect that time and gravity has had on all the soft tissue structures. With time and gravity everything on our body stretches out and specifically everything on the face begins to descend. The folds in all of the areas of creases on our face begin to deepen and the volume that was at one time very full is now dropping. So the ideal candidate is someone who at one point had a fuller face a youthful face now everything has descended and their goal is to lift everything back up.

Hence the term face lift. So anyone who has gotten to a point in their life where there's too much soft tissue that has descended off of the skeletal structure of their face is a candidate for having that soft tissue lifted back up. I mean obviously there are medical considerations and patient should not be smokers and a patient should have realistic expectations but if there is excesses skin and a little bit excess fatty tissue on the lower portion of the face or neck by a doing a face lift and making small little incisions around the we can elevate back up to where it was years ago.

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