Am I Too Old for a Facelift?
- Posted on: Dec 20 2022
Everyone ages in different and unique ways, and we all start to show the signs of aging (wrinkles, fine lines, and skin laxity) at different times. These age-related cosmetic concerns can cause many men and women of all ages to feel self-conscious. Luckily, plastic surgery procedures can rejuvenate your skin and help you look years younger, and facelift surgery is one of the most transformative procedures available. In fact, it is so effective in renewing the appearance of your facial skin that men and women look as young as their 40s. And while this makes sense, as many people begin to show their age at this age, many older men and women want to achieve a more youthful facial aesthetic. But can you be too old to have a facelift? We’ll explore facelift surgery and candidacy below.
What Exactly Is Involved With Facelift Surgery?
Facelift surgery is a cosmetic procedure in which the facial skin is smoothed to get rid of any wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin that you may have. Additionally, the underlying tissues and muscles are tightened, and any cosmetic concerns in the neck are addressed and corrected.
This procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia so that you do not feel any discomfort or pain during your surgery. Once the anesthesia has been administered, your cosmetic surgeon will make incisions in the sides of your face, making sure to hide the incisions in the hairline and/or behind the ear. Through these incisions, your surgeon will tighten underlying muscles in the mid and lower face with the use of internal sutures. Any excess skin will be surgically removed, and the remaining skin will be tightened before the incisions are closed.
Who Are Ideal Candidates for Facelift Surgery?
Facelift surgery can help men and women who are frustrated with the presence of wrinkles, fine lines, or sagging skin. In truth, the age of the patient doesn’t really factor into facelift candidacy. Instead, potential patients should be in good physical health. This includes not smoking or using any nicotine products, or stopping smoking at least six weeks prior to the procedure. So, while many facelift patients are between the ages of 40 and 60, healthy men and women can undergo this procedure into their 70s and even older.
I Want a Facelift, What Should I Do Now?
One of the most important steps of your facelift process is your consultation. During your facelift consultation, your cosmetic surgeon will discuss your aesthetic concerns and goals. Additionally, your surgeon will assess your medical history and health as well as evaluate your face to determine if facelift surgery can be effective for you.
If you think a facelift surgery is right for you, don’t wait any longer. Schedule your consultation today and start your journey on the path to a more youthful facial aesthetic.
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