At the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads, we frequently answer questions from patients about procedures such as the facelift, or rhytidectomy. Drs. Vonu, Blanchard, Zwicklbauer, and Lofgren are authorities when it comes to cosmetic plastic surgery, and can field questions from patients during their initial consultation visit and examination. Below are just a few of the more commonly asked questions about the facelift procedure:

Q: Who is a good candidate for a facelift?

  • A: The best candidates for the facelift procedure are adult men and women who are in good overall health and want to improve their facial appearance after the signs of aging have developed. Most of these patients are bothered by issues such as wrinkled and sagging skin.

Q: What areas are treated with a facelift?

  • A: The facelift does not impact the entire facial area. Instead, it improves the lower two thirds of the face, treating sagging skin around the chin, mouth, and the nose. Patients who have sagging skin around the eyes and on the forehead may be a better candidate for a brow lift.

Q: When should I consider a facelift?

  • A: The point at which a patient considers a facelift will vary depending on the severity of their condition and their lifestyle. Some patients have facelifts performed in their 20’s and 30’s to address excess skin from weight loss, while others may be in their 70’s and 80’s and want to turn back time.

Q: Can I combine a facelift with other procedures?

  • A: Absolutely! Our team encourages patients to consider other treatments at the same time to save money and recovery time. A consultation will allow our team to determine if a patient is a good fit for other facial treatments at the same time as their facelift procedure.

Learn more about the facelift procedure with the team at the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads

If you are an adult patient considering the advantages of a facelift, Drs. Vonu, Blanchard, Zwicklbauer, and Lofgren welcome you to call (757) 873-3500 to schedule an appointment with our staff. During an initial consultation and evaluation, we can help patients decide if they are a good candidate for this procedure or may benefit from other solutions available in our office. We are an AAAASF Certified surgery center with several locations throughout the areas of Newport News, Norfolk, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach, Virginia accepting new and existing patients.



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