Face Lift Surgery
Wrinkles, crow’s feet, and sagging skin are warning signs that you’re getting older. While some people notice these signs in their early twenties, knowing the best age for a facelift can improve its outcomes significantly. While there is no perfect age, having a facelift too soon can be counterproductive because the effects of aging accelerate as you get older. That is, you may need to have additional surgeries. However, doing so too late is also undesirable. This is because a facelift aims to preserve and maintain your face, so having one in your 60s may result in extremely noticeable results.
When is the best time to get a face lift?
A facelift is not usually recommended for people under the age of 30. Because the decision to have a facelift is very personal, it is difficult for us to advise our patients on the exact right age for a facelift, but ideally, we recommend a first facelift in your mid-40’s to early-50’s, followed by a secondary “refresher” facelift in your mid-to-late 60’s.
Age 40+ Patients that go through a facelift of their early-to-mid forties get better, longer-lasting results than those who achieve this while they’re much older.
Age 50+ For patients on this age range, we advise a different set of surgical procedures and facelift to repair a youthful appearance. For instance, along with a facelift, we advise patients go through neck lift surgical operation to provide an extra overall aesthetically alluring result.
What are the common reasons to have a face lift?
Fat Loss in the Face: Another effect of aging is the loss of fat in the face. This gives the appearance of being hollowed out and exhausted. A facelift will not only tighten your skin, but with proper fat grafting, it will also restore the volume of your face, resulting in a more refreshed appearance.
Sagging Jowls: Jowls form as a result of volume loss on your face and sagging skin. A facelift can tighten, tone, and sculpt sagging skin, giving you a more defined face and removing the appearance of jowls.
Loose or Sagging Skin: Improved skin tightness is one of the most noticeable differences between a patient’s facelift surgery before and after results. As your skin loses elasticity, wrinkles and sagging skin appear on your face and neck. A successful surgery, combined with a neck lift, can improve the appearance of loose skin, giving the face a more youthful appearance.
Changes in Facial Shape: All of the aging signs mentioned above can cause the face to lose its youthful shape. Female patients with heart-shaped faces notice that as their skin sags, their face shape becomes less elegant and boxier.
Types of facelifts
Mini face lift
A mini facelift is ideal for people who only need minor enhancements to their lower face. It’s a popular option for people in their late 30s and 40s because it’s an excellent choice if you have only minor signs of aging.
Full face lift
It’s what most people envision when they hear the phrase “facelift.” It’s ideal for people with moderate to severe aging signs around the midface and neck. A traditional facelift involves the removal and reshaping of excess skin and fat tissue, which is then resuspended in a more upright and youthful position. It has the potential to produce more dramatic, long-lasting, and transformative results.
A neck lift is an excellent procedure for removing excess fat tissue and restoring the neck area to a more youthful and defined appearance for people who have significant signs of aging and sagging skin around the neck. A neck lift is frequently performed in conjunction with a facelift to provide a more well-rounded and complete facial rejuvenation.