Why More Younger People Are Getting Facelifts
There’s no denying the ability of facelift surgery to turn back the clock and make patients look up to 10 – 15 years younger. When men and women wait until later in life to begin the facial rejuvenation process, however, it may be more challenging to get the discreet, natural-looking results they desire. For patients with less advanced signs of aging, an early facelift may be useful in delaying the need for more extensive surgery and achieving a beautiful, long-lasting outcome. Use this helpful information from esteemed Beverly Hills board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi to better understand the benefits of facelift surgery for younger patients, and find out what options may be available to you.
What’s the best age for facelift surgery?
When it comes to the right time for facelift surgery, there is no perfect answer. Everyone experiences the facial aging process, which involves sagging skin, volume loss, and skin damage, at different rates based on their genetics, lifestyle choices, sun exposure, and other factors. Generally speaking, the majority of men and women begin to notice the first visible signs of aging in their 30s. At that time, nonsurgical treatments – such as BOTOX®, JUVÉDERM®, or laser skin therapies – can help to keep the face looking younger for longer, while facelift surgery has classically been deferred until later in life. However, more patients now than ever before are turning to cosmetic surgery to get a jump start on the aging process.
How young is too young for a facelift?
For younger patients who want to avoid constant cosmetic maintenance and delay the progression of facial aging, it may be reasonable to consider facelift surgery at an early age. While a traditional facelift is often reserved for patients with advanced signs of aging, there are a number of exciting options for men and women in their 40s, 50s, and – in some cases – as early as their 30s, including:
- Mini facelift: used to make subtle, natural-looking enhancements to the jawline and area around the mouth
- Lower facelift: beneficial for addressing concerns involving the jawline, neck, jowls, and lower cheeks/mouth
- Mid-facelift: focuses on the lower two-thirds of the face, including hollow cheeks, and sagging jowls
Can you get a facelift at 40 years old?
Although a full facelift is often thought of as something to consider in your 60s or 70s, it is becoming more and more common for patients to undergo full facelift surgery in their 40s and 50s. By addressing signs of aging earlier, patients are often able to enjoy more discreet, natural-looking, longer-lasting results than would be possible if they had waited until later in life, by which time skin elasticity and volume loss become more extreme and, in some cases, more challenging to correct.
During your initial consultation for facelift in Beverly Hills, Dr. Hakimi will evaluate your signs of aging, discuss your desired outcome, answer all of your questions at length, and recommend the most appropriate course of action for you.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to get the youthful look you’ve been wanting with facelift surgery in Beverly Hills, CA
Once you begin to notice lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and deflated features, it may be time to consider a professional treatment or procedure to slow their progression and restore a smoother look. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of an early facelift, call our knowledgeable team in Beverly Hills, CA to schedule your private consultation or virtual appointment with renowned board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi today. We look forward to helping you love the way you look for years to come!