What is the Best Age for Facelift Surgery?

shutterstock_44260894A person in his or her late 40s often begins to see much more prominent and noticeable signs of facial aging. As the skin loses its elasticity, wrinkles, pockets of excess fat, and a general laxity of the skin can become more severe. While this is common in people who are in the 40s to 60s age range, it’s important to note that every individual has unique characteristics to their skin. While one person at age 50 is experiencing significant signs of age, another person of the same age may exhibit much less visible effects. Genetics, exposure to the sun’s harmful rays, environmental factors, and many other issues play a part in how fast a person develops the telltale signs of aging, which is why there is no specific age that one can say is “best” for facelift surgery.

While our facelift patients here at the practice of Dr. Semira Bayati have ranged in age from their 40s to their 70s, the procedure is typically recommended only for those patients who are showing severe signs of age for which other treatments, such as non-surgical facial rejuvenation options, will likely not be effective or yield results that meet expectations. Facelift surgery can significantly renew one’s facial appearance, and advanced techniques – combined with the skill of our board-certified plastic surgeon – can provide patients with results that look natural and not “windswept.” However, the best option for your needs will ultimately depend on your overall health, your goals for treatment, and the visible degree of facial aging you are experiencing. Dr. Bayati will provide a comprehensive examination and talk with you about all aspects of potential treatments so that you can make an informed decision.

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