There is no specific age that a facelift should be performed as everyone ages differently. The best age to consider a facelift or eyelid surgery is when you feel bothered by the changes you see. It is becoming increasingly more common for people in their 40's to have facelift and eyelid surgeries. Results are very natural on younger patients as the facial volume and skin qualitity are typically better. Furthermore, in younger people, the change tends to be less dramatic and consistent with rest of your look, so people will notice that you look refreshed, but not necessarily be able to tell you had surgery. While the results from facelift surgery tend to be long lasting, the aging process doesn't stop, so another facelift procedure may be needed 8-10 years down the road to maintain your look. Best of luck!
As the other Surgeons have answered so far, there is no set age. You should find several Board Certified Plastic surgeons who have practices that regularly perform facial surgery. I have performed facial surgery on patients from 42-76 years old for their first surgery.
Do your homework online. Speak to previous patients, go to the consults you are comfortable with. Look for the surgeon with great work, you relate to and understands your goals.
When you have facial rejuvenation surgery, I tell patients we should turn the clock back 7-10 years. You will always continue to age from there, but not catch up. All the areas that you mentioned can be treated in one procedure to minimize your downtime.
Good luck in your research,
Ideal candidates for facelifts are those in good overall health who have
visibly sagging facial skin, jowls, significant neck laxity and deep nasolabial
folds. Genetics, sun exposure, medical history and lifestyle all play a role in
how the face ages over time. The best way to determine if you would benefit from
a facelift is to consult with an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon
who can examine you in person. Ask to see a before and after photo gallery of
the surgeon’s work to be sure the results of their technique is to your liking.
The effects of a facelift typically last about years before needing an update.
There is really not a set age for a facelift. Patients that come to my practice usually gravitate between the early 40's to their late 70's. A facelift should last between 8-12 years, but it's longevity really depends on your habits, smoking history, sun exposure, and stress level. People that have more stress will age faster.
I also like to see it this other way. Skin and tissue that we as surgeons remove does not come back, so in theory a facelift will last a lifetime, but.... we can't stop the process of aging, so the tissues that we placed in a higher position will sag down again given time. On the other side of the coin, if you did not had the procedure done, then you will have in the future the sagging skin that you see plus the one that we did not removed.
Hope this helps,
Dr. Gus Diaz
The age at which different people have a facelift depends on many factors including genetics, sun exposure, smoking hisotyr, medical history, etc. Typically face lifts last between 5-10 years, also dependent on genetics and your tissue integrity.
Hi. In response to your second question: No, studies show that facelifts have a limited duration, usually about 8-10 years. But the facelifted patient still looks better than their unoperated peers, even 10 years down the road.
As for the best time to have a facelift, if you are healthy, but are noticing changes in your face related to sagging or drooping of the skin, with prominent nasolabial folds, jowls, or neck laxity - it's perfectly reasonable to have a facelift now.
Best to see a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area to discuss the options.
All the best,
Thanks for your
question. Age49 is certainly not
too young for a facelift. When I see a patient who is considering some sort of
facial rejuvenation, I'm usually quick to remind him or her that aging is a
completely unique process for everyone. Everyone ages in ways and at rates that
are different from one another, so there are no official age limits for
surgery. Based on your concerns, it does sound like you may benefit from a full
facelift at this point, as well as possible treatments for the upper part of
your face. However, the only way to know for sure is via an in-person
consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Good luck!
The optimal time for a facelift is if you truly have droopy eyelids, jowling, and loss of skin laxity in
your face. In these types of patients fillers no longer work and it is time to do a True “Lift” and “Fill”
Facial rejuvenation. This should be done
in the hands of a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with expertise in this
procedure as well
as understanding the science of aging to allow you to have a natural looking
Nothing lasts a lifetime.. Without photos it is difficult to evaluate what you are a candidate for. If you have excess skin in your upper lids- you can have upper blepahroplasty, as well as facelift- if you have excess skin . It is best to seek an experienced Board Certified PS for in person consultation. For more info re/facelift- you can view this link:
Experienced surgeons will give
you the max surgery they can offer, state of the art. The goal is to reverse
signs of aging with a natural look. How you age in the future is programming
genetically, surgery doesn’t stop the clock. We have patients who still look
great 15 years after surgery.