What’s the Best Age to Have a Facelift? Is Younger Better?
If you’re thinking about getting a facelift, you may be wondering if you’re too young or too old. While you may think that there’s a magical age, think again. Although there’s no single age that is best for everyone to get a facelift, there are some characteristics that people who are getting a facelift do seem to share.
See if any of these situations sound familiar as you decide if your age is the best age to have a facelift.
Should I Opt for a Facelift When I’m Younger?
Some women tend to age more suddenly during their 40s, which could make them good candidates for a facelift at that age. But, men may not start visibly aging until they’re in their 50s or 60s. So, they may wait a little longer to get a facelift.
Whatever age you decide to get a facelift, you want to be able to enjoy the benefits of looking and feeling younger. For some, that means not waiting to get a facelift.
Statistics show that younger people are getting more plastic surgery. A report by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery shows that cosmetic surgery procedures have increased by 47% since 2013. The report also found that 72% of plastic surgeons surveyed said they’ve seen an increase in patients under 30.
The rise is attributed to the impact of social media and people wanting to look good and take care of themselves. Many people are bothered when they look in the mirror and see wrinkles, sagging skin, or fine lines.
Other people opt for a facelift on the younger side because they want to look younger in the workplace. They may feel as though looking younger will make them more competitive in the job market.
Signs That You May Want to Have a Facelift When You’re Younger
When you look in the mirror do you see sagging skin? Have you tried injectables, but they’re no longer doing the trick? Do you notice that your jawline is no longer well-defined? Maybe you’ve started to notice that you’ve lost some volume in the middle of your face and it’s starting to look sunken in and hollow.
If any of those situations sound familiar, you may be ready for a facelift. Many people who eventually opt for a facelift may have tried injectables and non-surgical treatments to erase fine lines and wrinkles and to look younger. While they can make you look younger, they are not permanent. They have to be touched up months down the road. Those procedures are never going to give you the same result as a facelift.
While you may not want to run out and get a facelift at the first sign of sagging skin, you also don’t want to wait until your skin is sagging so much that you can’t truly enjoy the benefits of a facelift. There has to be a happy medium that allows you to get a facelift when you need it so you can reap the rewards.
If you’re thinking that now is the time to get a facelift rather than waiting, you want to be sure you are in good physical health. A facelift is a surgery that requires recovery time. You want to be in good health before undergoing a surgery that will leave you out of the game for a while. Typically, people can return to work within 10-14 days of getting a facelift, but there will be other activity restrictions.
Also, many people who opt for a facelift end up getting other procedures done to further enhance their desired look. The best results in a facelift happen when the patient has excellent skin quality and a well-defined bone structure. Sometimes, procedures such as fat or chin augmentation as well as facial resurfacing may be recommended to get the best results.
Get Information About Facelifts from Dr. Ladner
If you’re considering a facelift but aren’t sure if now is the right time, consult Dr. Ladner. He has done countless facelifts on people of all ages and can talk to you about what’s right for you.
Feel free to ask plenty of questions as Dr. Ladder is a highly experienced plastic surgeon. Call the office today at (303) 253-7686 or go online to schedule a consultation. Discover why so many people trust Dr. Ladner when it comes to facial plastic surgery and facelifts.