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What is the Best Age for a Facelift?

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What is the Best Age for a Facelift?

Some people begin to show the telltale signs of aging fairly early in life, while others may have skin that looks youthful and healthy well into middle-age and beyond. While the loss of skin elasticity, the formation of wrinkles, and the accumulation of excess fat deposits along the face will happen to all of us, they may arrive sooner for some than others. This is due to a person’s genetic makeup in addition to factors such as the environment and exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. With that in mind, many people who are considering cosmetic enhancement to rejuvenate their appearance wonder whether it is too early – or too late – to have facelift surgery. Dr. Jess Prischmann, our board-certified facial plastic surgeon, says it ultimately depends on the patient’s individual needs, regardless of his or her age.

While some patients in their 30s and some in their 70s have undergone facelift surgery, the procedure is most often performed for patients who are in the 40s-to-60s age range here at our practice. It’s important to remember that facelift surgery is typically a good option for patients who are affected by deep wrinkles, jowls, and severe signs of age in the mid-to-lower area of the face; however, those with mild-to-moderate signs of aging and those who are trying to avoid major surgery may benefit from a non-surgical procedure.

Take a look at our facelift before-and-after photo gallery.

Ultimately, there is not really a specific “best age” for a facelift. It all truly depends on the unique characteristics of your skin and your overall needs and goals. When you come in for an initial consultation with Dr. Prischmann, she will perform a thorough evaluation and talk with you about your options. At this time, she will be able to advise you on the treatment that can best meet your expectations.