What is the Right Age to get a Facelift?

If you are interested in having a facelift, you are in good company. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, approximately 234,374 people had a facelift in the year 2020. When people first come in to inquire about a facelift, they often have one concern. They wonder when the best time is to have it done.

What Is the Right Age to Get a Facelift?

Determining the right age for a facelift can be a tricky thing to do. That’s because people of the same age have lived very different experiences. For example, smoking and diet age the skin in different ways. You may have spent more time in the sun than another person. In addition to that, your skin’s genetic condition also contributes to how well it ages.

Although there are many factors related to the condition of your skin, we can point to one important determinant. Age 40 seems to be the time to begin thinking about whether or not to have a facelift. This is an important time because the skin in its middle 40s to early 50s has enough elasticity to have good results from a facelift.

This does not mean that you cannot have a facelift and get good results if you are in your 50s, 60s, 70s or even older. You just need to be physically fit and in good health. Our recommendation would be to have your first facelift at approximately 45 years of age to early 50s. A facelift’s results last about seven to 10 years, so you will be ready for a refresher facelift in your mid-60s up to the age of 69.

The Optimal Time for a Facelift

The optimal time for a facelift is when you have issues you want to correct that do not respond as well to other procedures, such as dermal fillers and facial rejuvenation. It is the time when your deep wrinkles, saggy skin and jowls bother you the most.

Types of Facelift Surgeries

Brow Lift

A brow lift only addresses the upper portion of your face around your eyebrows.

Eyelid Lift

This procedure focuses on the skin around your eyes. This is often the first procedure for many people because sagging skin around the eyes is particularly bothersome.

Neck Lift

This type of facelift addresses the sagging skin in the neck area. It also removes excess fat.

Mini Facelift

A mini facelift tightens the skin of your lower face. It is a good option for people in their 30s and 40s because it isn’t as invasive as the full facelift.

Traditional or Full Facelift

The full facelift will tighten the upper, middle and lower areas of your entire face, so it is a more dramatic option than the mini facelift. With this procedure, your plastic surgeon will reshape and remove the extra skin and fat. Then, he redrapes your muscles and skin. The results of the full facelift are more dramatic than the results that other procedures create, and they last longer as well.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are considering a facelift or any other procedure, contact us at Landsman Plastic Surgery in the Smithtown and Long Island, New York areas.