What is the right age for a facelift?

half faceThere is no recommended age for considering facelift surgery, this is a personal choice and only you will know when you feel ready to take this step.

It is worth considering the impact of timing though. If you start to feel that your confidence would be improved by adjusting the natural contours of aging facial skin, then it is sensible not to wait too long. Once you have identified that your skin would benefit from the procedure, the longer you wait, the harder it will be to restore your skin to a more youthful appearance.

As young as your 30s

Most people will start to detect differences to the skin on their face as young as their late 30s. Tell tale signs of lines around the eyes and the mouth start to become more evident, there may be signs of ‘crow’s feet’, ‘laughter lines’ or ‘worry lines’, which some women may find upsetting.

The reason you are experiencing this is your facial skin is actually losing fat from beneath the surface, meaning that it loses its fullness and begins to droop, as it is not as supported as it was when you were younger.

A mid-life lift

In the past, women may have tended to wait until they were in their 60s before thinking about undergoing an operation such as a facelift, but that trend is changing over time.

There are now women in their 40s and 50s who are keen to nip the problem in the bud. If they are experiencing lines, wrinkles and a facial appearance that they are not wholly comfortable with, they are prepared to do something about it now.

It is also worth remembering that people are generally able to heal quicker when they are younger, so that is also something to take into consideration when thinking about your cosmetic timeline.

Complementary procedures

Procedures such as facelifts can also be supplemented with non-surgical alternatives such as fillers, peels, skin tightening and Botox, which can supplement the procedure and can offer an additional, non-permanent boost to confidence. To understand what the best combination is, we will discuss your situation at length, as everyone’s case is unique and will be treated as such.

It is important to remember that a facelift is a fix for now – it is not a process that will prevent future aging. Like many examples of cosmetic alterations, as aging continues, you may feel that you wish to have further procedures later in life. When you start to feel that this may be the right time to explore your options again, please get in touch to discuss.