What Is the Best Age for a Facelift?

resize-shutterstock_165916397As time passes, the formation of lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, and numerous other aging symptoms on the face is inevitable. However, due to factors such as genetics, lifestyle choices, sun exposure, and various environmental elements, these signs of aging don’t always develop at the same time or to the same extent for every individual. Furthermore, cosmetic injectables and non-surgical skincare treatments have become increasingly popular, enabling both women and men to delay the need for more invasive aesthetic procedures.

Because of these reasons, there is not an exact age that is deemed “best” for facelift surgery – there are many instances in which the procedure is a great aesthetic option for one 55-year-old while not a good solution for another 55-year-old. The same can be said for those in their 30s, 40s, and even 60s. Everything depends on one’s unique aging process and life experiences.

If you are considering a facelift, I strongly encourage you to seek the expertise of a board certified plastic surgeon who has considerable experience in both surgical and non-surgical facial enhancement. By doing so, you can help ensure you receive the most appropriate recommendation (and care, should you choose to proceed with treatment) for your specific needs and goals.

Jon Kurkjian, MD