A facelift is designed to reverse the effects of the natural aging process by lifting loose or lax facial skin, muscles, or fat. Since each person will experience facial aging at a different rate, there is no one age that is best for the procedure. There is also no age minimum or maximum for facelift surgery. Instead, candidacy is based upon the degree of tissue and muscle laxity as well as the patient’s overall health. Our plastic surgeons have performed successful facelifts for patients in their 40s as well as their 60s and beyond.
Although many people seek facelift surgery once they notice significant signs of aging, there are some benefits to undergoing the procedure earlier rather than later. Younger patients tend to have better overall health and can recover more quickly from the procedure. Additionally, by addressing facial aging at an earlier stage, you may be able to achieve better results with less extensive surgery. Some patients choose to use cosmetic injectable treatments to augment their facelift results. Others have found they can achieve their desired outcome using only non-surgical injectable treatments (a “liquid facelift”). To learn which method of facial rejuvenation can best achieve your personal goals, or to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons, please contact our office today.