When is the Right Age to Get a Facelift?

Whether the procedure is simple or invasive, any kind of cosmetic surgery rightfully comes with a slew of questions and concerns. During a facelift (rhytidectomy), a board-certified plastic surgeon pulls back the skin on both sides of the face, which smooths out the skin and leads to a more youthful appearance. Moreover, a plastic surgeon will make extra adjustments to the skin on the nick, thereby reducing any fat or sagging skin in that area.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 234,374 people received a facelift in 2020. Both men and women have access to this common procedure, often pursuing it when facing the aging process or after losing a ton of weight. For instance, deep lines, wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin are all telltale indicators of the aging process. However, few people know the appropriate age for a facelift. Read on to learn about the right age to consider a facelift.

Narrowing Down the Appropriate Age for Facelifts

Men and women typically apply for facelifts in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. Still, this age range is not a one-size-fits-all requirement; in fact, some people receive facelifts in their early 30s, but no younger. Everyone ages at different rates and may have other contributing factors that lead them to facelifts. For example, smoking, elevated levels of sun exposure, and excessive weight loss can all cause sagging skin.

In addition, there are non-surgical options available when facelifts are not necessary. Advancements in Botox and dermal fillers, for instance, can mitigate the early signs of aging. Luckily, many patients won’t receive a facelift until Botox and dermal fillers no longer deliver the results that patients seek. Thus, non-invasive procedures are ideal for younger patients looking for natural, youthful, and energized results.

Facelifts for Patients in their Late 30s and 40s

Getting a facelift in your 30s and 40s will be subtle. Since the patient is younger, the entire procedure will be less invasive because the underlying muscles have not lost their natural elasticity. Moreover, younger patients will notice a rapid healing process with less scarring since the skin can regenerate and repair faster than old patients.

Patients seeking a facelift may also want to review the diverse types of facelift procedures available, such as a mini facelift, neck lift, eyelid lift, and brow lift. A mini facelift only tightens the lower part of the face and is another less invasive procedure. Still, a normal facelift remains a suitable option. Since your body will quickly repair after a facelift in your 30s and 40s, you will enjoy longer-lasting results without the need for frequent touch-up procedures.

Facelifts for Patients 40 and Over

In contrast, patients will notice more dramatic facelift results in their 50s and 60s. In addition to signs of aging becoming more apparent, most of Dr. Lalla’s facelift patients fall into this range. However, we saw a noticeable shift. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, patients 55 years old and younger are opting for facelifts because the recovery process becomes more challenging with aging.

When male and female contemporaries decide to get a facelift, they will experience long-lasting results. Be aware of the possibility of needing follow-up surgery after 10-15 years to tune up the results from the initial facelift procedure.

Schedule Your Facelift Today!

There’s no need to deal with a sagging, wrinkled face anymore! While a facelift is an extensive surgery, the results will leave your face looking younger, tighter, and refreshed for years. Schedule a Facelift consultation with Dr. Sanjay Lalla, the No.1 board-certified plastic surgeon in northern New Jersey at his West Orange office! For Botox and Dermal Filters, you can schedule an appointment at his Millburn office with our nurse practitioner, Gina Lalla.

Call (973) 324-9455 today. Our compassionate team eagerly looks forward to restoring your youthful look.