Are you unhappy with the way your face looks? As we age, it’s natural for our skin to lose some of its elasticity and begin to droop. Many people who experience this choose to get a face lift procedure done. After all, we don’t all have the good luck to “age gracefully,” and more often than not this can lead to unflattering features that rob your face of its expressiveness.

If you are interested in a face lift or mini face lift but don’t know  whether the procedure is right for you, then you should contact Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery. With several locations throughout Michigan and the Detroit area, we excel at facial cosmetic surgery procedures, and want to help you look your best! Call us at (248) 723-9370.

Candidates for a Face Lift

The first step when considering facial surgery is determining whether you are a good candidate for the procedure. Most people can benefit from cosmetic surgery, but it’s best to avoid unnecessary medical work if it won’t help you.

Ideal candidates for a face lift procedure:

  • Have a healthy outlook and realistic expectations for the procedure
  • Do not have medical conditions that impair healing
  • Have noticeable sagging, creases, or fat deposits in their facial tissues
  • Would like to look a little younger and more energetic
  • Are looking for high-quality results that will last a long time
  • Do not smoke, or are willing to quit
  • Are in general good health
  • Are open and honest about their medical histories

Your procedure will begin with an initial consultation to help Dr. Rifai determine your candidacy for a face lift. During the consultation, Dr. Rifai may ask you questions about your personal medical history, your current health and your goals for the procedure. Depending on your goals, he may recommend combining the face lift with a forehead lift or blepharoplasty. If you smoke, you will need to quit for a certain amount of time before and after the surgery, and should consider quitting permanently.

Benefits of a Face Lift

The face lift procedure is a high-quality, long-term solution to sagging and wrinkled skin. Patients who are good candidates for a face lift can regain some self-confidence after the procedure, and sometimes even find that their personal interactions with the people around them improve, because they no longer have a default expression that makes them look tired or angry. And unlike temporary solutions such as Botox, you can expect the results of your face lift to stay with you for a long time.

However, it’s worth remembering that face lift surgeries can go wrong. It’s fairly easy for a doctor to complete the process of a face lift, but it’s much harder to find a cosmetic surgeon capable of making the results look natural. Fortunately for you, Dr. Rifai has spent many years in the Detroit area getting excellent results from cosmetic surgery, and he knows how to avoid the many mistakes that less experienced surgeons can make.

If you are interested in finding out whether a face lift is right for you, then you should speak with Dr. Rifai as soon as possible! You can set up an appointment with Birmingham Cosmetics by calling (248) 723-9370 or contacting us through this website. We serve patients in Detroit, Port Huron, Southfield, Jackson, and Dundee.