A facelift is a plastic surgical procedure, which lifts and firms sagging facial tissues to restore a more youthful facial appearance. One of the factors contributing to the formation of drooping and sagging skin is aging. The ever-evolving modern procedure of facelifts guarantee natural-looking and permanent results. The procedure is considered as one of the most requested and performed rejuvenating surgical acts worldwide. In that sense, what is the right age for a facelift? And what can the patient expect from the procedure?
When to consider a facelift?
It is important to note that every medical case is unique, and so it is quite impossible to predict the exact age at which a patient can undergo the intervention prior to any examining consultations with their surgeon. However, it is possible to identify an average age at which most patients request the surgery; which is around the age of 40 years old. Indeed, the majority of patients who undergo a facelift are aged between 45 and 65 years old. It is nevertheless possible that some patients who are way younger or older than the average age request the surgery and undergo it.
Which aging signs appear on the face and who decides on a facelift?
Striking aging signs that appear on the face are mostly found in facial, neck and cheek skin sagging. Thanks to facelifts, the forehead, eyelids, temples, cheekbones, nasolabial folds (smile lines) and the neck are reshaped and tightened. The procedure will ensure a spectacular smoothing effect and beauty-enhancing results. Depending on the patient’s case, a facelift can be combined to other surgical procedures like lipofilling (lipostructure of the face) or blepharoplasty (surgery of the eyes) to obtain optimal results.
Aesthetic surgery of the face & age limit
If the average age at which a patient can undergo a facelift is 40 years old, then what is the age limit? In fact, there isn’t an actual age limit for a facelift. Thanks to progress made in aesthetic medicine and the different surgical techniques of facial rejuvenation, more and more patients undergo the procedure even at the age of 70 to 80 years old. The paramount condition in undergoing facelift surgery is having a good health status. However, a younger patient cannot undergo the surgery provided that they do not have a good physical condition; including heart problems, breathing difficulties, etc. Regardless, before considering the surgery, every patient has to go through a complete medical checkup, do blood tests and be examined by the surgeon to decide on whether they are a good candidate for the procedure.