I am a 20 year old female. I realize that face lifts are intended for much older people, but I think a temple lift could help improve the overall look of my face by giving the outer corners of my eyes a subtle lift and slightly lifting my lower cheeks. I've used my fingers to gently elevate the skin in that area and I quite like the way it looks. I don't think my age should be a big factor in determining whether or not I am a good candidate for this surgery.
Would a Surgeon Refuse Me a Temple Lift for Being Too Young?
Doctor Answers (22)
Temple Lift at 20? Wait a Few Years
Why have surgery at age 20 to achieve a look that can be accomplished non-surgically? I would recommend use of Botox if you want to elevate your lateral brow area. Although it is possible you could be a surgical candidate, my first recommendation would be that you consider less invasive options
Temple Lift with Eyebrow Plastic Surgery in 20-year old
Hi teal1234 in Bend, OR,
Generally, 20 is too young for any facelift surgery, including the eyebrow. Other nonsurgical aesthetic options to improve one's facial appearance at this age include such treatments as skin care, laser, light peels, or tretinoin.
Some younger patients may be born with lower eyebrow position, and desire a slightly elevated brow. Botox Cosmetic may be another nonsurgical option to consider to elevate the brows without plastic surgery.
Lastly, plastic surgery may be possible in younger patients. However, cosmetic surgery may not be the first option. Only after a comprehensive evaluation by a plastic surgeon can he/she help determine appropriate options for you. Age is one factor among many to determine if a patient is a candidate for cosmetic surgery. Best of luck
Clearly the surgeon you saw is not comfortable with what you are asking for.
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Temple lift in a 20-year old
A temple lift is usually reserved for an aging patient.
However, when the entire lateral canthal complex is downgoing, a combination of cheeklift with canthal adjustment, upper blepharoplasty and lateral browlift can raise the canthal complex.
It is the unusual patient who would require that, but an example is given below.
Temporal Browlift in a Young Female
The most important thing is that most patients do not need any aesthetic surgery in their 20’s. Certainly, if one feels the need for a temporal browlift, one could consider using Botox, a temporizing procedure.
Temple lift at 20
It is very difficult to answer your question without seeing you in person and examining you but it may be that what you are hoping to achieve is not realistic. Brow and temple lifts are typically not done at in the 20's because there is not much laxity or glide
Forehead lift at age 20
While in medicine, we "never say never", it would be pretty unusual for a 20 year old to really need a forehead lift. I'd suggest putting a tiny dose of Botox beneath the lateral portion of the brow to give a subtle lift.
Forehead Lift, Face Lift
At 20 years old it's unlikely that your eyebrows are low enough in position to warrant any type of Forehead Lift. I would always reserve the right to change my opinion based on seeing you but in my 20 + years of performing Face and Forehead Lifts, I have not performed a Forehead Lift on anyone under 27 and any type of Face Lift on anyone under 32 years of age.
Facial plastic surgery in a 20 year old
Most times, what you can do with your finger cannot be reproduced by surgery regardless of your age. So wait until you are at least 40 before doing anything. Meantime, avoid the sun and use medical grade skin care products.
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