Losing Weight Before A Facelift

How close should be to your ideal weight for best results?

Face Cosmetic SurgeryPatients who are interested in having a facelift but first want to lose weight often ask… “How close should I be to my ideal weight so that I get the best results from my facelift?”

According to Dr. Robert J. Smyth, Facial Cosmetic Surgeon in Cincinnati OH who has specialized in just the face and neck areas for over 30 years and performed more than 3,000 minimally-invasive facelifts, suggests patients get within 15-20 pounds of their ideal weight before having their facelift for the best and longest-lasting results.

“Fat cells are everywhere in our body, so if patients lose significant amounts of weight after having a facelift, they may see laxity in their face and neck due to the weight loss and wish they had waited,” says Dr. Smyth. “As such, we advise patients to schedule their facelift once they get within 15-20 pounds of their goal weight.”

That being said, being at one’s ideal weight is not a prerequisite for having a facelift. Some people have no plans to lose weight and are still pleased with their facelift results –– it depends greatly on the individual patient, their weight and their expectations.

The key takeaway is that both weight loss and weight gain can be seen in a person’s face and neck, so it’s important to keep this in mind when scheduling a facelift.

Let’s talk. Dr. Robert J. Smyth, MD, in Cincinnati OH has performed more than 3,000 minimally-invasive facelifts and thousands of other surgical and non-surgical, anti-aging, facial cosmetic procedures, including upper eyelifts, lower eyelid lifts, brow lifts, submental liposuction, chin implants, injectables (dermal fillers) and Botox. For more information or to schedule a one-on-one, complimentary, no-pressure consultation with Dr. Smyth to discuss today’s finest solutions for attaining the natural, refreshed and “younger-you” look you deserve, call 513.201.8490.