What’s the Ideal Age for a Facelift?

With age, nearly everyone’s face develops cheek folds and loose skin around the neck. Many men and women alike choose to have a facelift because it removes loose skin and tightens the tissue around the facial muscles, resulting in a younger and rejuvenated appearance.

But when is the ideal age to have this procedure?

While a majority of facelifts are performed on people between the ages of 40 and 60, there is no “right” age. The want or need for this procedure arises from personal opinions of one’s self and having developed physical characteristics that can in fact be corrected by a facelift procedure. We’ve seen patients well into their 60’s or 70’s with minimal wrinkles and great facial features that do not even have a need for correction. Everyone is different.

As always, it’s best to first consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon before making a decision on which procedure is best for you. There are a number of non-surgical options available today, such as liquid facelift procedures, to correct or improve various conditions of the face; surgery isn’t always the only option for achieving desired results.

After a professional consultation, if it is determined that a surgical facelift is the best option, the operation will usually take three to five hours and is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia.

Incisions are typically hidden within natural contours of the face such as the area around the ears and discrete areas beneath the chin. After three weeks, gradual resumption of any athletic or physical activity is allowed.

To learn more about facelift procedures, or various non-surgical procedures, contact us today. We look forward to speaking with you.

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