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What is Considered The ‘Best Age’ to Get a Facelift?

How your skin looks in the future depends on the care that you provide it. Caring for your skin can provide youthful, young-looking skin. Unfortunately, factors you can’t control such as sun exposure, gravity and general stress can promote the ageing process in your skin. As a result, over time your face develops permanent fine lines and wrinkles. 

This can make you look older than you actually are. This makes you become conscious about your appearance and develop a lack of confidence in your looks. This is why to resolve these problems, you’d typically go through a facelift surgery to overcome these ageing issues.

This is why needing the ‘best age’ to get a facelift is a bit of a myth, as it’s more to do with your personal circumstances that make you a good candidate for a facelift. 

Is there a best age for a facelift? 

When most people consider a facelift, they tend to question whether there is a best age for a facelift and that they should reach a certain age in life before getting one. Traditionally, patients who are older tend to see better results for the procedure but whether you’re at a good age will depend on your own personal circumstances.

For the majority of cases, patients who age between 40-60 tend to see the best results from their facelift procedure. However, you should consider your personal circumstances rather than what age you’re at. Here are some signs to look for:

  • Are wrinkles forming underneath your eyes? 
  • Do you have deep lines around your mouth and nose?
  • Have you lost definition in your jaw?
  • Do you have excess fat around the neck?

What facelift techniques are there?

When you visit us here at Gary Ross, we’ll first take you through a consultation to understand your personal circumstances. This will give us a better indication of what procedure will be best for you. 

Traditional facelift

A traditional facelift targets the neck and mid-face area. We can achieve this by removing your excess fat skin around these areas.

Mini facelift

Limited incisions are used in technique as it aims to make improvements with less removal of skin. This is ideal for patients who just require amendments in the lower area of the face.

Neck lift

If you just require corrections in the neck, then the traditional neck lift can be used to achieve this.

There are also combinations of surgeries that can be used to help perform a facelift including an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) or a brow lift, to help complete a full facial rejuvenation.

There isn’t necessarily a ‘best age’ for a facelift

As we’ve outlined, your personal circumstance is what we’d consider more when deciding what the best option is for you. If you’re seeing the common signs of ageing that we’ve outlined above, your age is likely to be the secondary factor to consider before going ahead.

Contact us today to book your consultation and visit our facelift page for further details on the procedure.