Years ago, a facelift was strictly viewed as a specialty procedure that required weeks of recovery, which only the wealthy could afford. However, modern advancements in medical technology and techniques have made it possible for just about anyone to get a facelift with minimal downtime. Often, facelifts are combined with other facial procedures, such as eyelid lifts and brow lifts, in order to achieve even more facial rejuvenation. Given all that plastic surgery has to offer, when is the optimal time to undergo a facelift?
Each year, over 125,000 facelifts are carried out in the United States, with the largest number being performed on patients 50 to 65 years of age. Although most people do not have a facelift done until their 40’s or 50’s, it is not uncommon for individuals in their 30’s to undergo this procedure. In other words, since every person ages differently, there is no specific age that a facelift must be performed.
A facelift typically takes years off a person’s appearance by eliminating various signs of aging on the face, including:
Sagging skin in the midface and neck
Wrinkles below the eyes
Creases around the nose and mouth
Displaced fat deposits in the cheeks
Individuals who decide to undergo a facelift should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the procedure. To ensure long lasting results, it is best that sun protection be worn to minimize skin damage.
If you feel that the appearance of your face is beginning to catch up with your age, we encourage you to contact our practice in the Greater Washington area today. Call (301) 220-0400 or fill out our online contact form today. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Carlton Scroggins, is dedicated to helping you achieve a youthful face that you can feel confident about.