What's the Best Age for a Face-Lift?

What's the Best Age for a Face-Lift?

Aging is a natural process, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with its effects. If you’re not happy with what you see in the mirror or photos of yourself as time passes, a face-lift may be just what the cosmetic doctor ordered. 

The surgical procedure that smoothes skin and reestablishes contours in your face, neck, and jawline can help restore the more youthful look you miss.

Our team of cosmetic surgeons at Meridian Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer face-lifts for good candidates in and around Meridian, Mississippi. Read on to learn about the benefits of this procedure and at what age or stage you may want to consider one. 

There is such a thing as too young

Desiring to look their best, it’s not uncommon for someone in their early 20s to consider facial procedures. But while many minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures can be safely performed at that stage of life, your 20s should be more about preventive care than a full-on face-lift. 

Protecting your skin from the sun and avoiding smoking, for example, can help delay wrinkles and keep your skin more elastic. In your 20s, your face hasn’t lost volume or smoothness the way it can later on, so you’ll get the most out of a face-lift if you wait a while. Face-lifts are considered restorative, versus preventive, and last about 10 years, on average.

There is no “best” age for a face-lift 

According to a 2018 report by American Society of Plastic Surgeons, most face-lifts are performed from age 55 on. Close to half as many are performed in people ages 40-49. 

Generally speaking, your ideal age for a face-lift is the one when you see the need to turn back the clock on your facial appearance. Common issues a face-lift can address include:

You’ll also need to be approved as a good candidate for a face-lift procedure. If you’re a nonsmoker, maintain a healthy body weight, and are generally in good health, you’ll likely be approved. You also need to be willing and able to follow your post-operative instructions to ensure the best possible results.

To learn more about face-lifts or find out if it’s a smart choice for you, call Meridian Plastic Surgery or book an appointment online today. We’d love to help you achieve the facial look you desire.

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