What's the age limit for facelifts?

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Is there an age for having a facelift?

There is no age for having a facelift.  What influences is your health.  You must have ALL your tests done, EKG, Chest Xray, cardiologic preop evaluation, complete blood work, urinary test.  If all of that is normal, we are doing fine.  Your weight is also an important factor.  If you have any diseases, they must be all under control. 

Costa Rica Plastic Surgeon
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What are the age limits for a #Toronto #facelift?

Thank you for your question.  You are not the first one to ask.

There is no set rule for the appropriate age for a facelift.  I have done facelifts on patients in their late 30's after a 150-200lbs weight loss and with significant excess of skin.  I have also operated on many patients in their 70's who are fit and very physically active.

One has to make sure the patient is physically and mentally fit for the procedure and that expectations are healthy.

Hope this helps!

Best regards,

Dr. Marc DuPere, Toronto Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon

Marc DuPéré, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Age Is Really Just a Number

Hi there, and thank you for your question. A person's overall health is really the most important factor when deciding if someone is a good facelift candidate, not his or her age. If a 75-year-old patient at my practice wants a facelift because she feels younger than she looks, I will perform the procedure as long as she is healthy enough to undergo surgery. And, of course, the flip side of that is a much younger person may not be a good facelift candidate if there are underlying health issues that pose a risk. Patient safety is always the top priority, regardless of a person's age. If your primary care doctor conducts a thorough physical exam and clears you for cosmetic surgery, then go ahead and schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Thomas McNemar, MD, FACS
Stockton Plastic Surgeon
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It's Not About Age -- It's About Health

There is no upper or lower age limit for facelift procedures. As long as the person is healthy, she or he can undergo the procedure without any difficulties. Younger patients may heal a little more quickly than older ones. Younger patients may have significant signs of aging, which can be treated with these procedures as well, and there are younger patients who are not candidates for the procedure if they significant health issues. So the general rule is that if you are healthy, then you should be able to undergo the procedure. Thanks for your question.

Louis C. Cutolo, Jr., MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

No Official Upper Limit

Contrary to popular belief, chronological age is actually not very important when it comes to plastic surgery. Overall health status is a far more important consideration. Patients of virtually any age should be healthy enough to be anesthetized and should be free of any medical conditions that could affect either your surgery or the healing process. It's also worth noting that patients with advanced signs of aging, such as very deep lines and wrinkles or severe skin laxity, may not get the results they want. However, significant improvement is still possible. I hope this helped to clear things up!

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

Age limit for facelift surgery

There is no strict rule as far as age limitations for facelift surgery. On the lower side, a facelift is performed once someone has the physical signs of aging which a facelift corrects. This includes hanging jowls and a hanging neck. If you don't have those signs of aging then their is no need for a facelift. 

On the higher side, the limitation is not the number of your age, but the health of the individual. As long as you are healthy and can undergo an elective surgical procedure then a facelift may be possible. 

Soeak to to your primary care physician or cardiologist and plastic surgeon to determine if you are a good candidate. 

Jacob D. Steiger, MD
Boca Raton Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

Age limit for a facelift?

There is no strict age limit for a facelift.  More important in consideration for a facelift is the overall health of the patient considering this procedure.  With our ever-increasing emphasis on optimizing our health with a good diet, weight control, and exercise, many people in their 70's and 80's are extremely healthy, have no systemic illness, and take no medications.  They are in good shape to undergo a surgical procedure and their risk for complications are not increased just because of their age.  Likewise, there are younger people that are not candidates for this type of procedure because of other health issues that would increase their risk for untoward outcomes.  Thank you for a great question!

Alyson Wells, MD, FACS
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Age limit on facelift

The most important thing is doing a facelift safely and this can only be determined by seeing you in consultation. It is important to see a board certified plastic surgeon so you can discuss safety in person. Good luck, MMT

Marissa Tenenbaum, MD
Saint Louis Plastic Surgeon
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What is the age limit on facelift?

There is not a specific age - there are many healthy octogenarians that are great candidates for facelift, while there are plenty of 55 year old people that are unfit for surgery. Your suitability for surgery from a safety as well as cosmetic standpoint will all be determined during your consultation. Good luck!

Bryan Correa, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Age Limit For Facelifts

There is no ideal age for any type of elective surgery.The desire and age of facial rejuvenation is not determined so much by your
age, but your genetics and health. A correctly performed facelift will last up to 10 years or longer. You will have excellent results if done in the hands of a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with expertise in facial rejuvenation and one who understands the science of aging.

Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 63 reviews

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