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Villanova, PA 610.688.9100

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Is a Facelift the Right Choice for Me?

How do I decide if I need a facelift?” Philadelphia-area patients considering anti-aging techniques frequently ask the Cross Medical Group team this question when they’re looking into surgery that involves correcting several areas on the lower face. 

First, consider that many aspects of the face change as we age—and we have little to no control over these shifts to our appearance. Wrinkles can develop and our skin may start to sag in certain areas. Even our general face shape can change as the cheeks become thinner and loose skin develops around the lower face.

There’s no doubt that wrinkles and sagging skin can be major blows to self-confidence. Happily, if you’re not pleased with the face you see when you look in the mirror or the way others perceive you, there are cosmetic treatments available to address the unwanted changes. Although minimally invasive techniques can sometimes help, many patients would benefit most from cosmetic surgery to restore a younger, smoother, and firmer appearance. This is because a facelift is a form of plastic surgery that allows your outer appearance to match your inner vitality, providing dramatic and longer-lasting results.

The best candidates for a facelift include those who:

  • Are healthy and do not have medical conditions that could delay healing
  • Are non-smokers
  • Have a positive outlook and realistic expectations 
  • Have loose skin on the face that can be improved with a facelift
  • Have volume loss in the cheeks and around the mouth
  • Are at their ideal weight or as close to it as possible 
  • Have skin that still retains some of its elasticity even though it has started to sag
  • Have a strong and well-defined bone structure 

Remember that you should have a facelift for yourself because you want it, and not to please someone else or to fit some type of ideal image. Although there are certain factors that could make you a good candidate for a facelift, you need a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to have your facial aging and medical history assessed.

If you want answers to questions about facelifts and other surgical strategies, the team at Villanova and Philadelphia’sCross Medical Group can explain everything the procedure, as well as highlight the range of available options. Call us at (215) 561-9100 or submit a contact form to request a consultation and discuss facelift surgery with us. 


2200 Arch Street Suite 120, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Philadelphia, PA

2200 Arch Street Suite 120, Philadelphia, PA 19103
PH: 215.561.9100

775 E. Lancaster Avenue Suite 230, Villanova, PA 19085
Villanova, PA

775 E. Lancaster Avenue Suite 230, Villanova, PA 19085
PH: 610.688.9100



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