Age is not a criteria for facial rejuevination
You need a facelift when mirror on the wall tells you that you are ready. Waiting just takes away the time you could have enjoyed your facelift, had you done it sooner. However, quality facelifts will cost what they cost. Looking for cheap deals are bad deals for the patient since they usually backfire. There are no shortcuts to real thing. Take a loan and invest in yourself and that may be best personal investment of all times. Facelift is a serious business and should not be taken lightly. Quality usually does not go on sale. Find a reputable plastic surgeon and be willing to pay his price.
Some of the best results are in younger patients. Your age has nothing to do with it. Your appearance does. This is a triple win. You will look better right now, not change your aging process, and set you up for a better second lift in 10 years if you want. Go ahead! A mini lift may do the job. Prices around $6,000.
Thank you for your question about improving your chin and frown lines.
Botox should help the frown lines and avoid the cost of surgery.
Research shows that face and neck lifts last longer and look better done before at 50. Cost varies by region. I would find the best Board Certified Plastic Surgeon you can find a reasonable distance from you. Manhattan tends to be very expensive - if you live there, look for a face lift surgeon in the suburbs. Hope this helps. Best wishes.
Age is not the only determining factor for facelift.
Dear Deenie - Age alone does not determine whether you need surgery or not. I would need to see photos to give you the best advice, but in general if you have early signs of aging a facelift may help.
If finances are an issue you may consider some fillers and Botox as a temporary solution. I would NOT go to a budget plastic surgeon. Aesthetic surgery of the face is not an area to get the cheapest surgeon around. On the other hand, with some searching you should be able to find a reasonably priced well trained experienced surgeon. Good Luck
When should i get a facelift?
This is a very good question. This really becomes a personal issue. the longer you wait the more dramatic the difference. Some patient do not want the facelift to be noticed by people. In this case you would do it when signs of aging become noticable like jowls or neck bands with loose skin. I tell my patient you will know when the time is right for you because the mirror is not your friend in this type of situation.
It is not uncommon for women to seek face lift surgery in their 40‘s. If you feel that you are ready for surgery and your surgeons feels that you are a good candidate , then there is no need to wait until you are in your 50’s or 60’s. In fact the younger you are typically the nicer the result after surgery and you will enjoy the benefits while you are still young.
I do not recommend waiting a couple of more years for a procedure for the reason you will get a better result. The reason is that your skin responds better when it is younger. The collagen and elastin are more vibrant. A face/neck surgery looks more “natural” when done younger as there is less need to stretch the skin. The additional elasticity of younger skin retains the “natural” look. A facelift on severe damaged skin can look pulled, stretched, and very contrived and lacks a natural look and has that “plastic, artificial” look. See a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and they will tell if you are a good candidate and what your expectations can be. They may recommend a procedure now or in the future.
Facelift surgery - an important note about timing
In a study of thousands of patients who had a facelift, one comment stood out in the responses to questions. The vast majority of the patients consistently stated they were glad they decided to have their facelift. The more mature patients added an important feeling -'that they wish they would not have waited, and had their facelift earlier.'
Establishing a trusted relationship with a rejuvenation specialist, who can guide you regarding how your face is aging, is worth the effort. The best motivation for any rejuvenation procedures is to look your best at every age.
Neck and Jowel Concerns. Transitional Patients
The situation you describe is not unusual. Patients often find themselves wanting enhancement but not necessarily ready for a larger procedure. Fillers and Botox often fulfill the patients needs. Sometimes radiofrequency or laser will do a nice job too.
While a facelift will certainly address your concerns, you might want to consider a simpler liposuction procedure which can also help to reduce or eliminate joweling when mild. That is certainly a lower cost option. An examination would clarify whether this is an appropriate choice for you.
Seek a face to face opinion and see what the physician has to say.
All the best
Facial Surgery for Patients in their 40s
Patients age differently. Some patients who are in their 40s may be ready for a surgery while a patient in their 60s will not need it. Consult with 3 - 4 surgeons. If they all indicate that you are a candidate then you should consider that option seriously.