What Age is Best For Facelift Surgery?

Did you know that there is no “best” age to have a facelift surgery, or any kind of cosmetic treatment for that matter? Generally speaking, the only medical requirement or prerequisite for having the vast majority of cosmetic treatments is that you be in good general health. Of course, something like a “liquid facelift” that involves the use of non-surgical dermal fillers and Botox will have a lesser requirement than a facelift (or a tummy tuck, or breast augmentation) or anything that requires actual surgery—in these cases your body must be healthy enough to withstand elective surgery. The good news is that facelifts have a reasonable amount of recovery time and, even though they do take a toll on your body—as any surgery would—most patients find that it’s remarkably manageable and that the age defying benefits are well worth a couple weeks of rest.

Am I Too Young for a Facelift?

While it’s true that most younger people don’t need a facelift, there is no age requirement or age that’s considered “too young” (as long as the patient is an adult who can make their own medical decisions, at any rate). People age differently, so someone at 40 or 45 may benefit from a facelift, whereas someone else might want to do as much preventative maintenance cosmetic care as possible before having a surgery. It really depends on your unique anatomy and aesthetic goals—these are all things which you can discuss with a qualified plastic surgeon to get answers pertaining to your needs.

Am I Too Old for a Facelift?

No—there’s no age that’s ever considered “too old” for a facelift. As we discussed previously, the only actual prerequisite to have this kind of cosmetic surgery is that you’re in good enough health to undergo the operation. That means whether you’re 75 or 85, you can have a facelift surgery and reap the benefits. Your personal health, goals, and expected outcomes should all be discussed with a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon—ideally one that has experience in working with someone in your age range. Let’s take a moment and explore how you can learn more about facelifts with a proper medical professional.

Setting Aesthetic Goals with Your Surgeon

When you contact a plastic surgeon, the first thing you’ll be asked to do is set up an initial consultation. This is very much to your benefit—not only will you get to meet the plastic surgeon (it’s important that you like them and that you feel comfortable and get along well), you’ll also have the opportunity to ask as many questions as you like about the procedure that you’re interested in. During this time, you’ll also get to discuss your aesthetic goals—what exactly the outcome is that you expect from a facelift. Your plastic surgeon will help you to establish a set of reasonable goals and lay out a way that you can achieve them through working together.

Additionally, you’ll also be physically evaluated during the consultation. This gives you and your plastic surgeon the chance to understand the unique needs of your specific anatomy and develop an overall treatment plan that will provide you with the most benefits.

Final Considerations

If you’d like to learn more about getting a facelift surgery no matter how old you are, consider working with the award winning offices of Edelstein Cosmetic. Dr Jeffrey Fialkov, head of facial surgery at Edelstein Cosmetic, is a published plastic surgeon that has completed countless successful plastic surgeries, including facelifts for people of all ages. If you’d like to take control of your future to look and feel more like yourself again, please feel warmly encouraged to dial (416) 256-5614 at your earliest convenience.




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