The Best Age for a Facelift
Dr. Westreich often gets asked the question, “How young is too young for a facelift?” The truth is that there is no particular range, minimum, or maximum acceptable age to get a face lift. Instead, Dr. Westreich evaluates each person’s candidacy for a facelift on a patient-by-patient basis. If you are showing early signs of aging and are looking for a way to improve your appearance, a facelift can be a one of several great options to consider, no matter what your age.
The need for a facelift is completely relative because skin elasticity depends on a number of factors including genetic disposition, environmental conditions, stress, sun exposure, and intrinsic aging. In other words, a patient can be 40 years old with the same amount of sagginess and wrinkling as another patient who is 60 and vice-versa.
Although there is no set age to determine if a facelift can be a beneficial choice for you, the majority of patients who seek the surgery fall somewhere between the ages of 40-70 years old. The most important factors when considering a facelift are the patient’s overall health and whether their skeletal and tissue make up would allow for an impactful result. Success and longevity in face lifting depends on skeletal support, soft tissue volume status, heaviness of skin, as well as other anatomic factors that may influence the re-draping and support of the face after surgery. The following is a general comparison between the effectiveness of undergoing a facelift at age 40, 50, 60, and 70.
A Facelift at Every Age
Should I Get A Facelift?
|At 40?||Though relatively “young,” patients can still reap the benefits of a facelift surgery, patients in their 40s should typically consider getting a mini facelift or “weekend” facelift instead, as it is a more modest version of the traditional facelift and is intended for patients with a milder loss of facial contours. Alternate strategies to a facelift could involve liposuction, volume fillers, and non-invasive skin tightening.|
|At 50?||This is a common age for patients seeking a facelift. By 50, patients typically have slightly more damage from sun exposure than the 40 year old patients. This can take a severe toll on the skin of the face and make a person look aged. Alternatives to a facelift could include liposuction, non-invasive skin tightening, neck lift, and chemical peels or laser skin resurfacing.|
|At 60?||Patients in their 60s are among the most common candidates for facelifts. These patients generally have a good amount of skin laxity which Dr. Westreich will elevate and tighten using one of several facelift techniques. At this point, skin laxity has likely become apparent around the neck and under the jawline- both areas that a facelift can greatly improve. While alternatives do exist to a facelift, full correction is often not possible and the goal of these less invasive options is improvement, which can be sufficient for appropriately selected patients.|
|At 70?||At this age, patients generally see the most skin laxity, tissue sagginess, and wrinkles, so a facelift can really make a positive impact and create visible results. Skin resurfacing options, as well as filler or fat transfer are often required, in addition to the facelift, to provide a balanced result. Also, because the patient is relatively older, other health conditions may be relevant. It is important that you inform Dr. Westreich of all your medical concerns before committing to surgery.|
Visit Dr. Westreich for Your Facelift in New York City
Dr. Westreich has been successfully performing facelifts for nearly 15 years and is recognized as one of top-rated surgeons in New York. He is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, and is known for his personal demeanor and for the genuine patient-doctor relationships he garners. Your consultation appointment is the first step towards building this relationship and is your individual time to ask Dr. Westreich any questions or address any concerns you may be having about your surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Westreich will be able to further evaluate whether or not a facelift can really make a difference to your appearance.
After your facelift by Dr. Westreich, you will look more energized and awake. The surgery will essentially revive in you a sense of vitality, and make you look as young as you feel. Depending on how well you maintain your new facial skin, the signs of a facelift by Dr. Westreich can last over a decade. Don’t let your facial skin and sagginess hold you back from feeling young any longer- contact our office at (212) 595-1922 today and schedule your consultation appointment with Dr. Westreich.