Should I do facelift at 45? I am Asian and 40 years old

I haven't done any filler, botox, threadlift, laser, etc . I even rarely do facial or put any skin cream & such (too lazy). I notice that my face starts to look tired most of the time & sag. My mom suggested not to do anything yet & wait until I turn 45 to do a facelift since that "younger patients who have facelifts (<50 years old) have longest lasting results with less noticeable postoperative changes". Do you think this would be a good idea? I have combination and acne prone skin type.

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Should I do facelift at 45? I am Asian and 40 years old

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Thank you for your question. You have a young looking face and your are beautiful. I do not even think about doing facelift surgery.  You may need some sorts of stem cell riched fat grafting or dermal fillers such as Voluma or Teosyal Ultimate  placed in the mid face and cheek region. These procedures will refresh your face and will help to restore your face volume. A consultation around 45 might be the best way to go and reevaluate your status.

Best wishes


Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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Not at all

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This is not the moment for a facelift. You have a beautiful face and with small signs of aging. Try fillers and even a suspension thread, for a better result. 

Luis Eduardo Redondo, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

Should I do facelift at 45? I am Asian and 40 years old

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You have a beautiful young looking face, do not even think about doing facelift surgery.  A facelift or place scars around her ears and created distortion of your natural beauty.  The use of dermal fillers such as Voluma placed in the mid face and cheek region will refresh your face and restore volume.

Faceli

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Hi Mandalay1977

Thank you for your question and for providing a picture. Facelifts should not really be given a minimum age as people age differently. Some people can have amazing laxity at 50 years of age whereas other peoples skin may start to sag noticeably in their mid-late thirties. I have pioneered the Concept Facelift where I carry out the procedure under local anaesthetic and the downtime is 1 week. You also will not need any bandages or drains ad the sutures are absorbable. Swelling and bruising is minimal and most people return to their daily activities within a couple of days. We offer Crisalix scanning so you can see an impression of what you could look like even before going through surgery! We also provide SKYPE and FACETIME consultations. I would suggest that you schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon before going ahead with anything

Should you get a facelift?

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If you feel that your face does not reflect how young you feel on the inside, a facelift may be the solution to help you look and feel younger. During your consultation, your doctor will evaluate your skin texture and elasticity, as well as your underlying skin structure and your facial bone structure. Based on this evaluation, he/she will create a custom surgical plan, detailing specific techniques and recommendations to meet your goals. Your doctor should make sure you have a full understanding of what results to expect.Always insist on a board certified surgeon!

Facelift & Age

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There's no magic age for a facelift. Especially since everyone ages at her own rate. Personally, I always like to begin with the least invasive approach which would be a combination of Botox and fillers, but it's really going to be up to you. I would suggest that you schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area just to be assessed in person and discuss your options. Always best to be armed with knowledge....

Kindly,

Kouros Azar

Kouros Azar, MD
Thousand Oaks Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Facelift

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Plastic surgery is unnecessary surgery.  You do it when something bothers you. With a facelift you would get a refreshed youthful look.  There is no magic age for plastic surgery.

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 61 reviews

What Age is Best for a Facelift

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A person’s age is best guessed by the appearance of their face. If you feel that your face does not reflect how young you feel inside, you may be a candidate for a facelift. During your #consultation, your skin texture and elasticity, as well as your underlying skin structure and your facial bone structure will be evaluated. Based on this evaluation, your board certified plastic surgeons will create a custom surgical plan, detailing specific techniques and recommendations to meet your goals. In doing so, he or she should be sure to have a full understanding of what results you expect. If you are not a #candidate, your surgeon can make other suggestions to address your concerns and objectives.

Patients who desire facial rejuvenation that is affordable, quick, and effective should consider the Lite-lift™. Like the Life-Style™ facelift, this is a modified facelift, individualized for each patient, that can be performed in the office with a local anesthetic and improve signs of aging around the neck, jawbone and lower face. These procedures are not "Thread-lifts" or "String-lifts". We do not use the "barbed" sutures employed in these other lifting operations. The Lite-lift™ uses longer lasting techniques that are discussed below. Because the incisions are limited, there is less bruising, swelling and healing time for most patients. Many patients can be back to work in one to two weeks looking rested and more youthful.
The best candidates for #LiteLift are non-smoking patients 35-60 years old with early changes of the lower face and the neck. But whose skin has elasticity with well defined bone structure. Older patients who cannot or do not wish to have a longer operation or general anesthetic can be improved with a Lite Lift™.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 116 reviews

Facelift at Young Age

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If you know at some point in your lifetime you will want a facelift, it's better to do it while you are young because the results truly do last longer AND you enjoy your results sooner.  You have mild laugh lines and marionette lines which can be treated with fillers, however, you are only "renting" the result with fillers and more permanent results can be achieved with a deep plane facelift.

Johnny Mao, MD, FACS
Orange Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 59 reviews

Facelift

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You have very early signs of facial aging and in general I would agree that you should wait before undergoing a facelift.   It may be something to revisit at 45 or even later. 

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