Does firm thick skin not get as dramatic improvement from facelift as thin damaged skin would?
Results from facelifts depend on multiple factors and the goal should be the best possible natural looking improvement, not the most dramatic, which may look unnatural.
in mind that following the advice from a surgeon on this or any other website
who proposes to tell you exactly what kind of result you can achieve without seeing photos and without examining you, physically
feeling the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical
history, and discussing the pros and cons of each operative procedure would not
be in your best interest. I would suggest you find a plastic surgeon certified
by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American
Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) that you trust and are
comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
facelift candidate for neck improvement
The thickness of the skin does not usually determine the result of the neck component of a facelift. There 3 anatomical components in the neck have to be addressed during a face lift procedure which are excess fatty deposits above and below the platysma muscle in the neck, loose facial and neck muscles, and loose facial and neck skin. A comprehensive lower face and neck lift tightens excess skin, tightness and neck muscles and removes fatty deposits in the neck. For many examples, please see the link below
The better the skin the better the facelift.
.This is a simple one. The better the skin the better the result will be. Sun damage, smoking damage, and accelerated aging due to genetics adds up to a sub optimal result
Healthy skin worse for face lifts?
A healthy skin is ideal for having a face lift. healing is better and so are results.
Neck improvement depends on the amount of fat present, the length of the neck and muscle.
You should still see improvement, although it may not be a tight, etched neck.
I would recommend having an additional consultation with a board certified facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon. The neck can be dramatically improved in people with thick skin by addressing not only the subcutaneous fat but also the fat underneath the muscle as well as platysmal muscle tightening.
While you may not get as dramatic a result as some other patients, that doesn't mean that a facelift is not worthwhile in your case. The cast majority of facelift oatients are quite pleased with their results and many I refer a more subtle result anyway.
Every face can show improvement. Some more dramatic than others. Your doctor is right, thicker skin is less mobile and will not demonstrate as big an improvement as you might like. So the key is to set your expectations properly. With the right expectations, plastic surgery can work for anybody. (Next time post a picture for more detailed advice). I wish you the best. DrA
There are a myriad of factors to consider, and since you don't have photos,it is IMPOSSIBLE to address your specific situation.
Facelift results for thin vs thick skin.
Facelift results for thin vs thick skin. There are too many factors involved to give you a proper answer without seeing photos.
Does firm thick skin not get as dramatic improvement from facelift as thin damaged skin would??
Good that your doctor showed you photos, but you have not showed us any and until you do there is absolutely no way we can comment on your appearance and what might help it.