Are You at the Ideal Age for a Facelift?

Wrinkles are a sign of age and wisdom. They are the scars of our constant battle with time itself. For some, wrinkles are a badge to be worn with pride; however for others they’re reminders of the trials previously faced. It is for this reason that many individuals seek cosmetic treatments to reverse these signs of aging

There are various procedures available for reversing the clock. Depending on the level of aging and skin damage, your surgeon may recommend one or a combination of various procedures including a facelift. There are various factors to consider including age that your surgeon will review prior to recommending a facelift.

As all individuals age at different paces, you may ask, “What is the ideal age for a facelift?”. While one may think this question is easily answered, it is not. Individuals age at different paces and while a person in their 50’s may not need a facelift, someone in their 40’s might. However, facelift surgery is not typically recommended for individuals who have just begun seeing the signs of aging and your surgeon will normally advise that you not consider facelift surgery until you have reached within your 40’s.

A recent study discovered that “Younger patients… achieve better results and higher satisfaction rates at least a decade after facelift surgery.” Of course, there is one consensus that most surgeons agree on, and that is that a patient should be at least 40 years of age before seeking the treatment. There are various levels of facelift surgery and your surgeon may recommend you consider a neck lift or eyelid lift in place or in combination with the facelift procedure depending on the level of aging that has occurred.

Due to this uncertainty, it is suggested that you consult with your plastic surgeon to determine whether or not a facelift is right for you.