The passage of time can take its toll on our looks, and it’s most noticeable on the face. [pullquote] Men and women may consider a facelift to address deep wrinkles and sagging facial skin and rejuvenate their features.[/pullquote]
But how do you know when you’re the right age for a facelift? From choosing the best time for your facelift to understanding your candidacy, we’ve got answers.
We each age differently, so there’s no rule about needing to be a specific age for a facelift. Some people win the genetic lottery and won’t notice the signs of facial aging until their 50s or 60s. However, it’s not uncommon for some people to pursue their first face lift in their mid 40s or early 50s. By this age, a combination of sun exposure, environmental factors and life’s stressors may result in fine lines, wrinkles and loss of facial volume. People with minimal signs of aging may choose to get a “maintenance facelift” while they continue to have some of the benefits of youth on their side.
In the 40s and early 50s, the skin still is fairly elastic, which can mean better, longer-lasting facelift results. Although facelifts may be done on people in their 60s and even 70s, getting your first facelift in your 40s or 50s can offer several benefits. Not only do the results last longer, but the effects of a facelift are also subtler compared to if you have your first facelift at a later age.
There are advantages to having your facial rejuvenation surgery done during the winter. The cold weather provides the perfect opportunity to hide your scars behind turtlenecks, scarves and hats while you heal.