The facelift is one of the most popular surgical cosmetic procedures and has been for a long time. The procedure is intended to reverse signs of aging in the face so that patients can achieve a more youthful appearance. However, given that the skin continues to gradually age over time, even after a facelift, many patients wonder at what age they should undergo the facelift procedure. Here, we will discuss this common question and how to best plan your potential facelift procedure.
The Best Age For a Facelift
Generally, a facelift patient will achieve the best results by waiting until at least the age of 40 to undergo the procedure. Around this time, signs of aging such as deep wrinkles, lines, and skin laxity become apparent. Patients who get a facelift in their 40s can receive other rejuvenating treatments to maintain a youthful look as they continue to age. If you get a facelift in your 40s or 50s, you can get a less extensive, refresher facelift in your 60s to regain a smooth, lifted look of the skin.
How a Facelift Can Reverse Skin Aging
In the facelift procedure, your surgeon will tighten and lift sagging tissue, as well as remove or reposition fat. This can resolve cosmetic concerns including skin laxity, wrinkles, fine lines, jowls, a “turkey neck”, excess skin around the eyelids, and other common effects of aging. Depending on your age at the time of the procedure, your surgeon may utilize different methods so that your desired look is achieved and maintained. These methods may include:
- Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
- Facial liposuction
- Injectable dermal fillers
- Neck lift
- Neck liposuction
- Nutrition counseling
- Personal training
- Organic skincare
Dr. Roach at the Bayside Center will take an individualized approach to your facelift so that your cosmetic goals are achieved. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.