Can I have a facelift at age 30?

I'm 30yo and people think I look younger cuz my skin and I have no winkle.But I see my side of lips and cheeks is start to get sagging.I had thread lift a year ago,I like the result,but I heard that it doesn't last long,and I start to feel it less effect already. people might think crazy but I want to get 20yo looks.I don't wanna have any filler cuz that is not the looks what I looking for.I see lot of comment that It's too early to have facelift at 30.Is there any doctor who dose it for 30?

Doctor Answers 14

Having a facelift at age 30

I have done facelifts on patients in their 30's for two main reasons:

The first, and most common, is they have lost a significant amount of weight and they have sagging skin that makes them look older than they are.

The second, is the that the tell-tale signs of aging begin to appear at this time such as the jowls, marionette lines and loose neck skin.  Although they are subtle, some patients choose to address them before they become obvious.  Their facelift results are not as dramatic and may go unnoticed my most people, but the benefit is that they get to maintain appearance and it looks like they don't age.  This is very common amongst celebrities.   Small procedures they get every few years when they are young and they persistently look young without obviously looking like they had plastic surgery.

Princeton Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 51 reviews

Face lift at 30

Thank you for your face lift question.
  • The face lift is done to correct specific facial changes that appear with aging,
  • Research shows these changes begin in women in our mid-twenties.
  • So if you have these changes and they bother you - a face lift is reasonable.
  • Consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for an evaluation and discuss whether you need a face lift or a mid-face lift with lifts the central face. Best wishes.

Elizabeth Morgan, MD, PhD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

Facial Aging

We begin aging as soon as we are born. 
Muscles work and put stress on the superficial tissues including fat, fascia and skin. 
Stress, sun, smoking, weight gains and losses will all change the skin and deeper tissues into less youthful look.

Plastic surgeons start addressing these issues when they arise and are dedicated to keeping people looking young. Age is not the issue. Physical findings that can be treated are more important. If you truly have changes to your face, we have something to treat you with. However, an important consideration in any young person considering plastic surgery is the reasonable expectations of outcome as well as the understanding that all surgery poses risks.

Robert M. Freund, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Generally 30 year olds are NOT facelift candidates

Facelifts are rare for 30 year old patients.  Severe   acne scaring can be lessened in appearance with a facelift in youthful candidates,   Rarely, if a 30 year old is looking much older than 30 a facelift can be considered.   In general there is little to do.  30 year old patients are unfortunately tempted by procedures that basically co nothing,,,,,,ie the string lift etc etc etc.    Forget surgery at age 30 and enjoy your youth.  Take good care of yourself.  Use sunscreen. NEVER smoke.  All in moderation.  This will give you the best youthful appearance.   My Best,  Dr C

George Commons, MD
Palo Alto Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Can I have a facelift at age 30?

There is no set age for a facelift. But you can have your face evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in this procedure to find out if you are a candidate.

Suzanne Kim Doud Galli, MD, PhD, FACS
Washington Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Uncommon, But Possible

Thanks for your question. Without seeing a photo, it's tough to say whether or not you're a candidate for surgery. However, it's perfectly acceptable to perform facelift surgery on a 30-year-old, if the patient is showing the signs of aging that a facelift can address. The fact that you've previously undergone a thread lift and enjoyed the results suggests that you may be a good candidate for a traditional facelift. Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon for a more thorough assessment. 

James N. Romanelli, MD, FACS
Long Island Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

Facelift at the Age of 30

A facelift for anyone in their 30s is extremely uncommon.  Unless you have a specific problem that can only be addressed with surgery it would not be prudent to have a facelift.  There are many other less invasive and less risky procedures that you would likely benefit from such as fillers.  I would recommend that you see someone who has experience with all aspects of facial aging and it many treatments.
Best regards.

Brian Windle, MD
Kirkland Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

30 year old facelift

Thank you for your question

Unfortunatly there are no pictures . It sounds like from your description your cheeks are drooping you may be a good candidate for endoscopic cheek lift . This is an operation that I helped to pioneer years ago. 

The beauty about this operation includes lifting your cheeks thru a small incision underneath your lower eyelid eyelash. For more information please view the accompanying video . Hope you find this information beneficial.

Joshua Halpern, MD, PA
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 61 reviews

You can have a facelift sedation 30 but probably don't need one.

It would be highly unlikely for you to benefit from a facelift at the age of 30. Post a picture for a more specific recommendation.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

Is 30 too young for a facelift?

        Thank you for your question.  Numeric age is not a definitive criteria for a facelift - but more your aging process.  There are certain medical conditions (i.e. cutis laxa) where a facelift may be beneficial at a younger age.  But the aging process is dependent on more than just sagging skin, but also the underlying bony structures.  These bony structures change with age as well and would not be addressed with a facelift.  Additionally, the physical appearance between a 20 year old and 30 year old can also be due to the appearance of the skin - such as sun damage, smoking, and sun spots.  Skin care and treatment of these lesions can provide a more youthful appearance as well.

        Overall, it is essential to assess personally if this procedure is something that will address your concerns.

Corey S. Maas, MD
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

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