What’s the Best Age for a Facelift?

Having a facelift is a very personal decision. Skin issues vary by age and can be influenced by many different factors like sun exposure, skincare habits, genetics, smoking, and diet. If you are over the age of 40, however, it’s likely that aging signs are becoming more noticeable. It’s normal to begin to explore cosmetic options at this time, and many people think of the facelift when they think about ways to refresh their look. The truth is that there are many different options, including the facelift, that can be appropriate for different age ranges. Here’s what to know about the facelift and the best time to begin exploring your options.

Procedures For 30+ Patients

In your 30s, it’s very rare to need a facelift. However, many non-surgical treatments are popular with this age group, including dermal fillers, Botox®, and skincare treatments like microneedling. Additionally, there are many minimally-invasive options like SkinTyte that can produce great results on patients with mild aging signs. At this time, it’s best to take inventory of your at-home skincare and begin incorporating physician-grade anti-aging skincare products.

Procedures for 40+ Patients

Patients in their 40s can begin to benefit from facelift-adjacent procedures like the mini facelift or the neck lift, especially combined with options like fat transfer for more permanent volume restoration. These options can put off the need for a facelift later on, especially when combined with medical-grade skincare products and the best in laser treatments.

Procedures for 50+ Patients

If you haven’t previously opted for facial rejuvenation procedures, then your 50s are typically the time when a facelift is appropriate. At this point, non-surgical or minimally-invasive options won’t produce drastic results, so surgery will be needed for the results you want. If you have regularly undergone cosmetic treatments up until this point, it’s likely that you can get away with a simple touch-up procedure after your previous mini facelift or neck lift.

Schedule a Consultation

The facelift remains the gold standard in facial rejuvenation. If you’re interested in the right cosmetic treatment plan for you, your goals, and your life stage, then our board-certified plastic surgeon can help. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Daniel Richardson, contact our Gulfport office by calling or filling out our online form.


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