There’s no hard and fast rule that applies to everyone for knowing when the best age will be for their facelift. After all, every person has different experiences in life. As everyone ages, factors such as sun damage, environmental stressors, and skin laxity eventually affects the way they look, compounding as the years add up. Those in their mid-40s often experience optimal results with facelifts, but the best age varies based upon a number of very personal factors. Some may find that a facelift is a great fit for them when they begin to see laxity at age 35 while others won’t be bothered by their deep wrinkles until they’re in their 60s. It is a situation that is unique to each individual. There are some telltale signs, however, that it may be time to start thinking about a facelift.

Who Qualifies for Facelift Surgery?

In a world that is becoming increasingly focused on appearances, a facelift may be able to give you that extra dose of confidence that makes for a fabulous first impression. If you are in good health and have reasonable expectations for what you’d like to change, you are possibly an excellent candidate for a facelift. Dr. Howland encourages facelift patients to not necessarily box themselves in with a certain age, but rather by watching the development of their aging signs. Some people with only mild to moderate concerns may be able to forego surgery and instead look into non-invasive skin tightening or skin resurfacing treatments to get some enhancement of their complexion. Concerns to watch out for to determine whether facelift surgery can help you include:

  • Wrinkles around the eyes
  • Puffiness or bagginess under the eyes
  • Deep lines around the nose and mouth
  • Jowling, leading to a lack of jawline definition
  • Sagging tissue in the neck

These concerns often arise as a person goes through their 40s, although right at the onset of these symptoms is not the optimal time to undergo a facelift. Patients as old as in their 60s are still usually good candidates for this surgical procedure, and may be able to achieve more dramatic yet natural results at that time.

Schedule a Facelift Consultation

Even if you think you may not want the procedure for a few years, discussing your goals with a doctor will give you a clearer vision of what is possible. When you come to Howland Plastic Surgery, y0u can relax in the knowledge that you are dealing with caring medical professionals who strive to help patients look their best on a daily basis. From neck lifts to mini facelifts and beyond, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nicholas Howland can paint a picture of what your results could be. Each consultation aims to help you achieve the look that you want. Schedule your consultation by calling our Draper, UT office or contacting us online today.