What is the Best Age to Get a Facelift?
When it comes to looking your best, there is no hard and fast rule about the “right” age for a facelift. In our practice, the vast majority of patients tend to be in their 50’s and 60’s. However, with people living longer and healthier lives, it is not uncommon to see those in their 70’s and 80’s seek and receive facial rejuvenation surgery. Deciding whether to undergo a facelift can be a difficult decision. But this process can be facilitated by finding a surgeon who can provide you with a natural result that helps you look the way you feel.
Ultimately, whether you choose to have a facelift is up to you and your surgeon. At drmichaelkim facial plastic surgery, I treat every person that walks through our doors as an individual because surgery should never be done with a one-size-fits-all approach. During our consultation, I would look at your unique anatomy, listen to your goals, and customize a treatment plan accordingly.
Knowing when it’s time for your facelift
A well-done facelift procedure can create marked improvements to the appearance of the bottom two-thirds of your face and neck. If the eyelids and brow require rejuvenation or if the face is volume-deficient, then additional procedures can be combined during the same operation.
If you are experiencing any of the following, it might be time to consider a facelift:
- Skin laxity under the chin
- Loss of jawline definition
- Midface sagging
- Neck banding
- Double chin
- Sagging in the upper neck area
Factors to consider when planning a facelift
The most important thing to do when considering a facelift is to have an in-office consultation. During this visit, I have the opportunity for a comprehensive visual and hands-on examination of your anatomy. I then go over all of your options as well as the risks and benefits and recoveries of each approach. In addition to surgery, there are nonsurgical options such as FaceTite (radiofrequency assisted lipolysis) that can create improvements with less downtime for those who don’t have the time for a surgical recovery. My ability to offer multiple approaches allows me to recommend the best procedure(s) that suit the needs and goals of my patients. In the end, my experience as a facial plastic surgeon allows me to provide you with a beautiful and natural result. Call 503-850-0414 if you have any questions or if you like to schedule your consultation.