Whether you’re in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, or beyond, you may be considering a facelift at some point. But what is the best age for this popular cosmetic procedure?
What is a Facelift?
A facelift or rhytidectomy is a form of cosmetic surgery that can help improve your face’s appearance and reduce the signs of aging. The procedure typically involves lifting and tightening the skin on your face and neck and removing any excess skin.
It can also involve repositioning or reshaping underlying facial tissues, such as fat and muscles. A facelift can help to give you a more youthful appearance and improve your self-confidence.
Facelifts are usually performed on an outpatient basis, which means you can go home the same day as your surgery. Recovery from a facelift may take a few weeks.
When Should I Get A Facelift?
The best age for a facelift is your 40s, 50s, and 60s. Many may opt to get a facelift in their forties when the signs of aging are less severe. In other words, facelift surgery may be used as a preventative measure in your forties to stay looking younger for longer. However, the best age to get a facelift procedure also depends on a variety of factors.
Here’s a look at some factors to consider when making your decision:
Your skin elasticity.
One of the key factors in determining whether or not you’re a good candidate for a facelift is your skin’s elasticity. If your skin is still fairly elastic, you may be able to get away with a less invasive procedure, such as a mini-lift.
The condition of your skin.
Another important factor to consider is the overall condition of your skin. If you have significant sun damage, wrinkles, folds, and sagging skin, a facelift may be your best option.
What are your goals for the procedure? A full facelift may be your best bet if you’re hoping to achieve a major transformation. However, a mini-lift may be all you need if you’re just looking for a subtle change.
When Will I See Facelift Results?
Although you will see immediate results following the procedure, it may take a couple of weeks to see better results as the bruising and swelling subside.
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How Long Do Facelift Results Last?
Unfortunately, no cosmetic procedure can correct the signs of aging permanently. With time, our skin will continue to lose its elasticity and the aging effects will begin to appear again. Fortunately, the results from facelift surgery are long-lasting, which will keep you looking younger for many years. Full facelift results last up to 10 years! Keep in mind that the results of a mini-facelift can only last up to five years.
Am I a Good Candidate for Facelift Surgery?
If you are a healthy non-smoker and are ready to look a decade younger, you may be suitable for facelift surgery. Be sure to talk to our plastic surgeon Dr. Eric S. Ahn, with any questions or concerns you may have as you move forward to a brighter you.
Dr. Ahn was pretty awesome. He was really nice and super patient with all my silly questions and comments during the procedure. Highly recommend!!!