Am I Too Young for a Facelift?

A facelift, which is a process that involves elevating the skin and tightening the supporting tissues and muscles around it, can be a very positive surgery for many people. After receiving a facelift, many individuals experience positive results from improving their physical appearance and seeing a visual restoration of facial youth.

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However, a key metric of a facelift is to determine when you should have the surgery performed. There is a fine line between undergoing surgery too early or waiting too long. So how will you know if you are too young for a facelift? This article will discuss how everyone has a different “facelift age” and how you can determine when it’s time for you to get a facelift. 

How Does A Facelift Work?

By definition, a facelift does precisely just that: it lifts the face. It is a procedure that lifts and tightens facial skin. During a traditional facelift, your plastic surgeon will create an incision that begins in the hairline. This incision will continue around the ear, and end in the lower scalp. 

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During this process, access fat may be sculpted or redistributed from the face. Also, any underlying tissue within problem areas of the jowls and neck is repositioned and adjusted. Your surgeon may also lift deeper layers of the face and adjust the muscles. After the muscle and tissue is adjusted, the skin is re-draped over the adjustment and excess skin is trimmed as needed. 

This traditional facelift can be combined with other procedures, such as a neck, brow, or eyelid lift for total facial rejuvenation. With the facelift and additional procedures, this type of plastic surgery typically offers the most visually dramatic results for those who are aging and experiencing drooping skin. While a traditional facelift is beneficial for an older audience, younger patients can see results with only one or two face procedures that are less invasive and subtle. 

The Magic Facelift Age 

No matter where you are on the age spectrum – everyone has different types of skin. In fact, someone 50 years old could have completely different skin from someone of the same age. Since everyone has different skin types at varying points in their life – it is challenging to put an exact “number” on the best time to get a facelift. Since there is no magic facelift age, most people turn to context clues to determine if a facelift is right for them. Some indicators that it may be time to get a facelift to include: 

  • Sagging facial skin
  • Permanent wrinkles
  • Deep permanent lines or creases around the mouth and nose
  • Droopy jowl or neck area
  • Constant look of tiredness
  • Puffiness around the eyes
  • Non-invasive facial options are no longer effective (BOTOX, Dermal fillers, laser treatments).

Some facelift candidates seek out plastic surgery regardless of age because they are unhappy with their facial appearance and have already tried every non-surgical option. While we have a variety of facelift candidates at Vida Wellness and Beauty, we find that our candidates who have a facelift in their early-to-mid forties see longer-lasting results than those who put it off until later.

Is A Facelift Right for Me?

At Vida Wellness and Beauty, we work with every one of our plastic surgery candidates and make sure that the procedure they pick is the right one for them. We want to make sure that our younger patients are informed about the nature of their skin and if they are realistic with their plastic surgery goals. Our team works with both our younger and older patients to learn about the aging process and thoroughly assess their wants and desires to make sure they are suitable for facial rejuvenation surgery. 

To learn more about our plastic surgery in Mexico options, contact Vida Wellness and Beauty today. 

Dr. Alejandro Quiroz

Dr. Quiroz is our board-certified Chief Plastic Surgeon at VIDA Clinic in Tijuana. He specializes in Facial Rejuvenation, Neck lift, Buttock Augmentation, Breast Augmentation, Body Contouring and more. He is member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, San Diego Plastic Surgery Society, the Mexican Society of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and the Mexican Council of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, to mention a few.