At What Age Should I Consider a Facelift?

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At What Age Should I Consider a Facelift?

The decision to undergo a facelift is a personal one, which means there isn’t really an exact answer to whether you are too young or too old to get one.

People navigate life very differently – some smoke, some spend a lot of time in the sun and some have very dry or oily skin that affects their ‘genetic age’.

With that being said, women who are between the ages of 40 and 50 tend to experience the best results because their skin still has a fair amount of elasticity. People who are over the age of 60 can still achieve great results but it will greatly depend on their lifestyle.

Since most facelift results last between 7 and 10 years, scheduling the procedure during your mid 40’s to early 50’s is ideal because you’ll be ready for a second facelift again after 60.

Age versus Facelift Procedure

Here are a few of the recommended procedures that a surgeon such as Dr Michael Zacharia can assist you with if you want to rejuvenate your face.

Facial Rejuvenation: 35 – 40

While patients in their 30’s have the freedom to have a facelift, there are other non-surgical options that can provide you with a more youthful appearance until a facelift is necessary.

Dermal fillers. This injectable treatment can be used to remove fine lines and wrinkles, soften nasolabial folds, smooth chin wrinkles and enhance the lips and cheeks.

Anti-wrinkle injections. To prevent expression lines and wrinkles from forming in the future, anti-wrinkle injections can be used to relax the muscles that cause them.

Microneedling. If you want to improve the texture of your skin and reduce the appearance of scars, microneedling can be used to increase the production of collagen and elastin.

Kybella. If a double chin is one of your concerns, Kybella is a treatment that helps dissolve the excess fat under your chin, leaving you with a more refined profile.

Facial Rejuvenation: 40 – 50

Since patients in this age bracket tend to experience the best facelift results, the following procedures are recommended:

SMAS or deep plane facelift. Designed to lift sagging jowls and address skin laxity, the results of a SMAS or deep plane facelift will last up to 10 years.

Fat transfer. If you want to restore facial volume and fill out hollows, a fat transfer procedure is an ideal option. Your own fat will be used for the procedure, so there is no chance of it being rejected.

Facial Rejuvenation: 50+

If you are over the age of 50, these are the recommended facial rejuvenation procedures:

Pan facial rejuvenation. This is an ideal option for older patients who are considering a facelift for the first time. The procedure helps rejuvenate the face as well as the neck.

Refresher facial. If you had your first facelift in your 40’s or 50’s, now would be the ideal time to schedule a refresher facelift, so that you can maintain your youthful appearance.

Depending on your age, there are both surgical and non-surgical ways to refresh your face and restore that youthful glow. A qualified surgeon is the best person to discuss your aesthetic goals with before you make a final decision.

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