In the past, facelifts were reserved for the Hollywood elite – a rare breed of individual who had access to the life-improving and confidence-boosting procedure that can take years off the face. But now, as facelifts become more common amongst those of us not on the silver screen, we are receiving questions from individuals seeking to understand the process. One of the most common questions we receive is about the timing of a facelift. With so many people wondering what the best age for this procedure is, we wanted to dive deeper into this question.
As with any surgery, the short answer is that, “it depends.” However, here are a few things that can help determine what age makes the most sense for you.
Am I a Good Candidate?
The good news is that facelifts are an excellent option for people who have noticed sagging and loose skin. Stand in the mirror pull your skin back towards your ears. When you pull back on the skin, does it easily move and tighten? If so, you could be a good candidate.
Another aspect of facelift candidacy is ensuring that you are in good health. Although facelift techniques have become more hassle-free thanks to surgical innovation, it is still an invasive procedure. As a result, it is important that you are in good health. During your consultation with Dr. Ress, you will review your medical history and discuss any potential concerns.
How Long Will Facelift Results Last?
Another factor that may contribute to your decision to have a facelift is the length of time you will be able to enjoy the results. The truth is that, while many patients can enjoy their results for multiple years, the specific results are highly patient dependent. Genetics, age, overall health, skin elasticity and surgical technique all play a role in determining how long you will be able to enjoy your younger look. In light of this, the best way to determine your individual timeline is to speak with Dr. Ress during your consultation.
Get Started Today
Ultimately, the right facelift age for one patient will be different from the right facelift age for another. At liv Plastic Surgery, we are prepared to help patients in Boca Raton and the surrounding Florida communities determine the right time to take years off of their face, so they can look and feel as attractive as they desire. When you are ready to learn more and take the next step, do not hesitate to contact us.