Are You the Right Age for a Facelift?
When you think about facelifts, women and men of a certain age probably come to mind. You may be surprised to discover the various elements that go into determining who is an ideal facelift candidate – and age is just one of the factors.
What Makes You a Good Facelift Candidate
The conditions that qualify someone as a good candidate for a facelift have less to do with age and more to do with the reflection in the mirror. Your skin works hard every day and, over time, it starts to show wear. Some of the most common complaints of facelift candidates include:
- Excess skin
- Hollow eyes
- Saggy eyelids
- Loss of volume
Being unhappy with your appearance is the first step to pursuing a facelift. You want to change how you feel about yourself – and improving the appearance of your skin and face may be one way to achieve that goal.
Preventive or Corrective Facelift?
Dramatic aging starts to become quite noticeable in the late 30s. Volume begins to disappear, lines and wrinkles take root, and skin begins to sag. However, there is no magic number when it comes to determining if you are a good facelift candidate.
On average, facelift candidates range between the ages of 35 and 65, but candidates in their 70s and 80s can have excellent results too. Optimal age is middle age, around 45 to 50 years old. But there is no one “perfect” facelift age, there is only the facelift age that is right for you.
A facelift is intended to not only correct what bothers you about your face, but preserve and maintain a youthful look. The sooner you address the signs of aging, the longer-lasting the results can be. Facelifts are most effective when you have some sagging and aging, but your skin still retains some elasticity. This might be called an early or preventive facelift. If you’re middle age and feel like youthfulness has begun to make her exit, this is an excellent time to consider a facelift. Your skin hasn’t had time to age dramatically yet, but a facelift can minimize any undesirable situations that are already in progress and slow them in their tracks.
The older you are, naturally, the older your face looks, and a facelift would be more corrective. If you already exhibit significant aging, the results of your facelift will be more noticeable. Some people crave this dramatic look of instant youth and vitality, and others may prefer something subtler. Ultimately, what you want to find is a cosmetic surgeon who can guarantee a better-looking, natural-looking you, without any abnormal tightness or pulled features.
Combat Aging with a Facelift
Heredity plays a big role in skin quality, how we age, and the pace at which we age, but there are plenty of lifestyle factors that you can control that impact your appearance and how you age, including:
- Sun exposure
- Excessive drinking
- Weather conditions
- Sleep (or lack thereof)
- Nutrition and exercise
You can’t stop aging with a healthy diet and plenty of activity, though smart choices certainly don’t hurt. Eventually, we all grow old, and there is nothing to be ashamed of if you are unhappy with the appearance of your changing face.
Look Natural and Look Younger with a Facelift from FaceMagic
Because everyone has different goals for their appearance, consulting with an experienced cosmetic surgeon at an earlier age is the best route to take. Dr. Salvatore Cavaliere will advise you on the best course of treatment for your skin, lifestyle, genetics, and more, whether that is a facelift or otherwise. Look younger, refreshed, and rested with a facelift from FaceMagic. Contact us today to find out if you are a good candidate, whatever age you are.