What is the right age for a facelift?
Choosing to have a facelift is a very personal decision and there isn’t really a right – or wrong – age to undergo facial rejuvenation surgery. Every patient has different requirements and expectations and Mr Alan Park will always offer unbiased, expert advice to each individual patient. However, here are some factors you may wish to consider if you’re thinking about undergoing a facelift.
Facelift timing: Too young for a facelift?
Patients in their mid to late 30s are typically too young for a facelift but there are a number of non-surgical aesthetic treatments, such as anti-wrinkle injections or dermal fillers, that can help you maintain a more youthful appearance. Often genetics can bestow a heavy brow or marked eye bags and so a subtle brow lift or lower lid blepharoplasty might be suitable for younger patients.
Facelift timing: Upper age limit on facelifts
If you’re in good health and have realistic expectations about what can be achieved, there is usually no reason why you can’t undergo a facelift in your 60s or 70s. Some patients will undergo a secondary facelift as facial rejuvenation surgery will not stop the skin from becoming laxer in the future although it can minimise the effects of the ageing process.
Facelift timing: But don’t leave it too late
Although many women and men undergo facelift surgery in their 60s and beyond, it’s also worth bearing in mind that facelift patients in their mid to late 40s or early 50s will often achieve the optimal results as there is still good skin elasticity and it is possible to produce a more ‘natural’ rejuvenation. A SMAS or Deep Plane facelift is ideal for lifting jowls and improving any sagging in the mid-face.
Everyone ages differently and so age is not the primary deciding factor in whether you’re a suitable candidate for a facelift. During your facelift consultation, Mr Alan Park will analyse volume loss, skin laxity and quality and discuss various lifestyle factors, as well as talk to you in-depth about the results you’re hoping to achieve.
To find out if you’re a suitable candidate for a facelift, call 01926 436341 to arrange a consultation with Mr Alan Park at his Warwickshire cosmetic surgery clinic.