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What Is The Best Age To Get A Facelift?


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by Dr. Steven Wallach

It’s normal to feel more tired than we really are or even look older than our real age. However, we’re not obligated to remain this way for the rest of our lives. Although our bodies are continually changing, technology is improving daily as well. It’s frustrating to see signs of old age on our faces when we’re still very young.

Thanks to innovative medical technology, a facelift or mini facelift can change your frustrations into celebrations. You can opt for a facelift as early as your 40s or as late as your 70s or even 80s. However, there are several important factors to consider before undergoing this procedure.

When is a Facelift More Effective?

Facelifts are most commonly associated with older people, usually in their late 50s and 60s. However, for better and more rewarding results, it’s advisable to have a facelift in earlier years of life. When you have non-invasive cosmetic procedures at a younger age, you are able to avoid more invasive procedures later on when it comes to restoring your youth. 

Facelift results on a younger individual are typically better than when performed on an older person. After a significant facelift in your late 40s or early 50s, you are able to maintain the results with period, less invasive, touch ups. At the same time, the healing process takes less time when you are younger compared to patients who are 60 years or older. Since your skin regenerates more completely and rapidly, the resulting scars will be less noticeable when performed when you are younger.

Appropriate Procedure for Ages 35 to 40+

Having a facelift is rare in our 30s or 40s. Yet, experts recommend various non-surgical procedures to retain youthfulness and refresh your appearance. Some of these include non-invasive dermal fillers like Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Revanesse or Juvederm. You can also opt for Dysport and Botox to reduce frown lines and mild wrinkles.

Additional procedures include Kybella Treatment and microneedling to reduce scars and smooth texture. Dermabrasion or Dermaplaning is also used to soften wrinkles and fine lines. Even though a facelift in your late 40s also yields better results than in your mid 50s, one should consider non-surgical options first.

If you find that a surgical face lift is your best option, consider procedures like deep plane or SMAS facelift for skin tightening, addressing sagging jowls and mid-face sagging. This provides lasting benefits for 10 to 15 years with minimal revisions.

Appropriate Procedure for Ages 50 and Above

There are also many procedures ideal for those aged 50 and above. Some of these include a secondary or “refresh” facelift with or without fat grafting. This can give as good if not better results than the initial facelift. This is ideal for patients in their late 50s and 60s.

Pan Facial Rejuvenation is ideal for older adults having their first facelift. This procedure rejuvenates the neck area and the entire face. Most patients prefer Pan Facial Rejuvenation over addressing aging concerns one at a time as it gives a more aesthetically pleasing result.

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Facelifts done by an experienced professional can bring emotional and physical benefits. To learn more about the ideal age for a facelift, consult Dr. Steven Wallach, MD. He takes ample time to plan and tailor his services to best meet your expectations. Contact us at 929-202-9925 or fill out our online contact form.

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