The best age for a facelift is when you want it. In some cases a facelift can be done early in life but, in most cases, a facelift works best for people who are in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, when the signs of aging begin to appear more prominently on your face. Those deep lines, wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin you see are indicators of the aging process. Our genetics, skin care habits, and even environmental factors are contributing factors to the tone and texture of our skin. Because the skin on our face thins as we age, and we tend to lose facial fat, a facelift can remove the excess skin and tighten tissue and muscle, restoring your skin and repairing the signs of aging to create a smoother and tighter facial appearance.
There’s no true age when you should consider a facelift because everyone ages differently. You should choose a facelift when the signs of aging begin to bother you and the non-surgical treatments you’ve had are no longer producing the results you want.
If you have a facelift later in life, because you have aged the change to your face will be more dramatic. If you have your facelift earlier in your life, you will have a less dramatic change but with a better end result. Keep in mind that if you do have a facelift in your 40s or mid 50s, you will most likely have a second one 10 to 15 years later to refresh the one you previously had.
Having a facelift includes making sure that your surgeon is a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Glasberg and his team are committed to providing you with the best possible results and look forward to scheduling your consultation and answering any questions you may have. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 212-717-8550 or use our easy online form.