What is the Best Age for a Facelift?
If you’re thinking about getting a facelift, either now or in the future, you might wonder when the right time is to do it. Some people think the best time for a facelift is when you’re younger and wrinkles are just beginning to show, while others think the best thing to do is wait for your facelift and instead rely on dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers until you’re older and your wrinkles, lines and facial creases are more severe.
Out of the two, younger or older, which is the best age for this important procedure?
The timing of your facelift is a personal choice
The truth is, there is no right or best age for a facelift. This is a personal decision that each person should make when they’re ready to take the step of fully rejuvenating their facial features.
These days, there are so many non-surgical treatments and procedures available that a surgical facelift can often be successfully delayed until later in life. Because of that, facelifts are generally done at an older age, for patients who are showing moderate to severe signs of facial wrinkles, lines and creases.
For the most part, patients tend to get a facelift between the age of 40 and 60. This is when the signs of age appear more prominently, and non-surgical options begin to become somewhat less effective.
Signs of facial aging
Each person has a different aging experience, and the signs of age can be more aggressive based on sun exposure, genetics and other factors.
With that said, there are common changes in the face and skin that occur more markedly that start in our 40s. These signs can be addressed and significantly resolved with a facelift procedure.
Common signs of aging in our 40s
Once we hit our 40s, there are more signs of facial aging. These may include the following:
- fine lines around the eyes
- deeper smile lines
- forehead lines
- lessening of facial volume (in some cases)
Common signs of aging in our 50s
By our 50s, signs of aging become more severe. These may include:
- thinner skin
- dry, crepey skin
- sagging skin
- deeper, more abundant wrinkles and lines
- sunken or hollow cheeks
- less firm jowls
Common signs of aging in our 60s
The signs of aging in our 60s are similar to those in our 50s, only more pronounced. They usually include:
- heavier, more visible wrinkles and creases
- more significant loose skin
- sagging jowls
- hollow or sunken areas
Your facelift with Dr. Kim
Dr. Kim takes meticulous, precise care to give you a facelift that provides natural, rejuvenated, and elegant results. Dr. Kim is double-board certified, and she is known for her aesthetic skills and attention to detail, which allows her to provide such outstanding facelifts for her patients.
Enjoy your refined, contoured and more youthful appearance after your procedure with Dr. Kim at SGK, where you and your aesthetic goals always come first.