Joseph Serota, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

What is a Good Age for a Facelift?

By admin June 4, 2020

When your skin and muscles have started to seriously droop, it may be time to consider a facelift. Unfortunately, the skin is one of the first places your body starts to show the signs of aging. Since each person ages in a unique way and on an individual timeline, there is no specific age at which a facelift is ideal. The difference in the aging process from person to person often varies because of one’s lifestyle and genetics. Things such as diet, sun exposure and smoking can all accelerate the aging process. 

But even people who take great care of their skin and overall health will eventually experience skin quality that diminishes over time. A facelift corrects signs of aging that typically appear in people between the ages of 40 and 60. Although patients in their mid-40s often see the best results, the optimal age to get a facelift depends on each person’s individual circumstances, which are unique to their face. In most instances, patients in their 40s, 50s and 60s are the best candidates for facelift surgery. Some individuals with particularly good skin laxity, favorable genetics and a healthy lifestyle may be able to achieve their desired results by undergoing facelift surgery even into their 70s. Others with signs of premature aging, especially those who smoke or have extensive sun damage to their skin, may be younger candidates for facelift surgery.  

Although there is no perfect time or age to have a facelift, there are certain signs that you can watch out for to help you decide when it would be best for you to reap the benefits of this transformative facial procedure:

  • Wrinkles underneath the eyes
  • Deep lines around the nose and the corners of the mouth
  • Loss of jawline definition caused by jowls
  • Excess fat deposits in the neck

A good age for a facelift is different for each patient and is determined by individual needs. If you think it may be time for you to get a facelift, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center at 303-367-9000 or website to schedule a surgery consultation.

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