What Is the Best Age to Get a Facelift?

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Your skin condition can project how youthful your face and skin is. Daily struggles with stress, sun exposure, and gravity accelerate skin aging by causing wrinkles and fine lines. These conditions gradually develop into folds and creases that become permanent on your face.

The gradual aging of your skin leads to permanent signs of aging that make you look older and affect your self-confidence. Most people resort to getting a facelift to diminish these signs. Read on to learn whether a facelift procedure is ideal for you and the appropriate age to start the facelift consultation and procedure process.

What is a Facelift?

A facelift is a cosmetic, surgical procedure that improves the signs of aging on your neck and face. It helps improve appearance but cannot stop your aging process. Facelifts at Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa are performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeons and are individualized to suit each patient’s goals.

Reasons to get a Facelift

Below are some of the common reasons to get a facelift:

  • Sagging or loose skin - A facelift improves the tightness of your skin. Sagging skin and wrinkles along your face and neck occur due to the loss of skin elasticity. 

  • Changes in facial shape - Your youthful face shape can change due to aging. Females with heart-shaped faces begin noticing their faces becoming boxier and less elegant as their skin starts to sag.

  • Drooping jowls – Sagging skin and lost facial volume cause the jowls to form. A facelift sculpts, tones, and tightens sagging skin to better define your face.

  • Lost facial volume – Losing facial fat is an aging effect. As a result, you get an exhausted and hollow appearance. A facelift can restore your facial volume by grafting fat properly. As a result, your appearance becomes more refreshed.

Types of Facelifts 


Your goals will determine the type of facelift surgery ideal for you. Below are the different types of facelifts:

  • Neck lift – Your plastic surgeon can give your neck area a defined and more youthful appearance by removing the extra fat tissue. People who benefit from this procedure have sagging skin in their neck region.

  • Traditional facelift – The procedure is ideal for individuals with moderate to severe signs of aging around their neck and midface. The procedure reshapes and removes the excess fat tissue and skin and resuspends it into a youthful and upright position. It does so to produce transformative and long-lasting results.

  • Mini facelift – People who want a slight improvement in the lower face area are best suited for this type of mini facelift. It suits individuals in their late 30s and 40s. It lessens downtime compared to a traditional facelift.

The best age to get a Facelift

Facelifts are not ideal for individuals below the age of 30. Generally, the procedure works best for patients in their 40s to 60s who either start to or already have reasons to correct or prevent aging signs. However, every individual ages differently. Therefore, there is no age restricting you from considering a facelift.

Factors to consider as you plan to get a Facelift

One essential thing to plan for when getting a facelift is to visit an experienced plastic surgeon for a consultation. Selecting a the right plastic surgeon for your facelift is imperative to ensuring you get the desired results. At Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa you would be working with a top rated, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with years of experience with an emphasis in facelift procedures in San Diego. Before your procedure, your plastic surgeon will examine your anatomy comprehensively. They will then take you through your options and discuss the benefits what to expect from the facelift and what the recovery entails. 

For more about facelifts in San Diego, call Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa at 858-264-3800 to discuss any questions or schedule a facelift consultation.

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