What is the best age for a facelift? This is a question that comes up often among the many men and women who are thinking about getting a facelift procedure done. And the answer, which may come as a surprise to you, is that there is no one age that is ideal. Because everyone ages differently, the answer to this question will be different for each individual based on personal factors such as how quickly your face is aging, how comfortable you are with the age-related changes, and of course, your personal preferences, lifestyle, and treatment goals.
Having said that, there are a few convincing reasons why you may want to consider getting a facelift while you’re in your 40s or even your 30s. This is what you need to be aware of.
What Exactly Is A Facelift?
Several of the telltale indications of age that appear on the face may be corrected by a surgical treatment known as a facelift. In most cases, the procedure involves lifting the skin of the face and then strengthening the deeper layers of the facial muscles. This improves the appearance of sagging skin and fat around the jawline and neck, and it also has the potential to lift the cheeks. The appearance of wrinkles and creases may also be reduced. It is sometimes paired with liposuction of the fat found beneath the chin, and occasionally even an implant may be added to the chin.
In most cases, a facelift is performed by a facial plastic surgeon, who will begin the procedure by creating incisions behind the ear and along the hairline. During the surgical procedure, the skin will be reshaped to fit the contours of the face, and any excess will be removed. After recuperation, the majority of patients notice that their neck, jawline, and the region around their cheeks have dramatically improved.
What Is The Youngest Age That Can Have A Facelift Done?
There is no certain age that must be reached in order to qualify for a facelift other than being 21 for legal and safety purposes. In order for a facelift to be profitable for the patient, there must be a large level of laxity in the skin before the surgeon would even consider doing the procedure.
There are several factors that contribute to how quickly we age, including genetics, bone structure, skin laxity, and lifestyle choices. Aging is a varied process. That being said, it is unusual for someone under the age of 35 to contemplate facelift surgery.
On the other hand, there are some individuals who reach their 30s with naturally drooping skin or early symptoms of aging, which makes a facelift more tempting to them at this point in their lives. Patients who are younger may be candidates for less intensive surgical procedures with lesser scars, known as “mini lifts.”
Reasons For Getting A Facelift
Because getting a facelift is such a personal choice, it may be difficult for us to provide guidance to our patients on the precise age at which they should consider getting one. People of the same age might have very varied skin conditions and “genetic ages” due to differences in their life experiences such as smoking or food, amounts of sun exposure, or genetic features such as oily or dry skin, even if they are the same age.
However, if you are above the age of 40 and contemplating getting a facelift, you shouldn’t put it off for too long. This is due to the fact that women who are in the middle of their forties or early in their fifties still have adequate skin elasticity to attain the best outcomes.
If you are in good health and generally fit, you may still produce outstanding results even when you are in your sixties or seventies. In fact, if you are older than that, you can still accomplish excellent results. Because a conventional facelift will last between seven and ten years, we suggest that patients have their first facelift between the ages of forty and fifty, and then have a second, “refresher” facelift between the ages of sixty and seventy.
It is not common for men to seek advice on facelifts until they are in their 50s or early 60s; nonetheless, those men who do seek counsel will profit more from facial rejuvenation surgery.
What Type Of Procedures Are Recommended For What Age Group?
We are able to provide general guidelines regarding the type of facelift or non-surgical procedure that will work for you, based on our extensive experience with aesthetic plastic surgery and non-surgical facial rejuvenation. These guidelines are based on the fact that we have extensive experience with both of these areas of facial rejuvenation.
Approximate Age 35+
There is a small chance that you may need a facelift when you are in your thirties; nevertheless, there are a number of non-surgical treatments that we may prescribe in order to revitalize your appearance or keep your profile looking youthful:
- Non-surgical dermal fillers like Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk, and Juvéderm to restore lost volume.
- Botox and Dysport are two injectable treatments that may smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
- Lip filler and skin rejuvenation are procedures that may be used to increase volume to the lips, minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, and smooth the skin.
- Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, may be used to make scars less noticeable and smooth out the skin’s texture.
- Double Chin Procedure with Kybella is an injectable treatment to minimize the appearance of a “double chin.”
- Chemical Peels are well suited for the treatment of moderate wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, enlarged pores, uneven skin pigmentation, and damage caused by sun exposure.
- The Dermaplaning and Dermabrasion procedures work together to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Approximate Age 40+
Patients who opt to get a facelift while they are in their early to mid forties often see better results that last longer than those who wait until their late forties to have the procedure done. The following facelifting techniques are highly recommended by our team:
- Facelift and/or Neck Lift. The SMAS or Deep Plane face lift is ideal for lifting sagging jowls, mild to severe skin laxity, and/or mid-face sagging. One of the most significant advantages of this form of face lift is that it produces results that persist for a longer period of time, often between ten and fifteen years, and require less adjustments.
- The procedure known as Fat Transfer, also known as Fat Grafting or Fat Injection, involves the removal of fat from your own body and the subsequent use of that fat to restore face volume. This is a perfect treatment to restore a more youthful look by plumping up “hollows” and increasing volume in the skin.
Approximate Age 50+
The following face lifting treatments are ones that we suggest for our more senior clientele.
- Revision facelifts or also known as a secondary facelift may provide greater results than the first facelift you had. This operation is most suited for elderly patients or those in their late 50s or early 60s in whom the benefits of a prior facelift have become less noticeable as a result of the natural process of aging.
- Dual Facial Rejuvenation is an excellent choice for more mature individuals who are looking to have their first facelift. The whole face and neck region may both benefit from the rejuvenating effects of this facial rejuvenation. Because this method produces a more visually beautiful outcome, the majority of our older patients like it over the “piecemeal” technique.
Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Options In Toronto
There are some individuals who are uncomfortable with the concept of undergoing cosmetic surgery or “going under the knife.” Keeping this in mind, there is a wide variety of treatments available to renew the face skin that do not need surgery or other invasive procedures. These include, facial fillers, skin rejuvenation or tightening, chemical peels, facials, among others.
That being said, each patient will have their own sets of requirements to be able to achieve the desired goals they want. For this reason, it’s recommended to book a consultation with our aestheticians or plastic surgeon in order to determine which treatment or surgical procedure is best for you.
Are You Ready To Book Your Facelift At Visage Clinic?
The bottom line is that the ideal age for a facelift is one that relies on you, including the telltale indications of aging that you are exhibiting, the objectives that you have for the long term, and even the role that your genetics play in the way that you age.
The best way to decide whether or not having facelift surgery at your age is the appropriate course of action for you is to speak with our professionals and learn about your options. Please give us a call or fill out a Contact Form to speak with one of our experts and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.