When is the Right Time for a Facelift?

For most people considering a facelift surgery, the question is “when”. If you are looking forward to a facelift, remember that everyone ages in a unique way.  While there is no date at which you should get a facelift, there are specific signs that indicate when you would benefit most from a facial rejuvenation surgery.

Signs to Look For

Some signs of aging may serve as indicators for you to consider facelift surgery. These usually include moderate to severe signs of facial aging, such as –

  • Loose facial muscles
  • deep furrows and folds
  • lax skin
  • sagging jowls
  • sagging on the neck

If you can observe these signs on your face, consult an experienced plastic surgeon to determine whether it is time for you a facelift surgery.

Age and Facelift Surgery

A facelift surgery is performed to correct signs of facial aging that typically appear between 40 and 60 years of age. Most candidates who undergo facelift surgery are within this age range. While individuals with particularly good skin laxity may be able to achieve desired results by undergoing facelift even into their 70s, others with signs of premature aging, smoking or sun damage, may be younger candidates for facelift surgery. Overall, patients under age 50 are more likely to see the best long-term results because of the youthful elasticity of their skin, which leads to better and more natural-looking results.

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