Stephen Weiland, M.D Cosmetic Surgery

When is the best age it to get a Facelift?

When is the best age it to get a Facelift?

The primary goal of a Facelift is usually to correct sagging skin around the face, particularly at the jawline and in the cheeks, jowls, and neck areas. Other initial signs of aging typically repaired by a Facelift are the deep creases around the mouth area called the nasolabial folds and marionette lines, displaced facial fat, and creased skin in the neck area.

The most important factorsare having significant facial aging changes that can best be corrected with a Facelift, you want to have the procedure, and if you are healthy enough to have the procedure. Your age is a secondary factor.

Today, those considering a Facelift are often looking to appear more youthful for personal to professional reasons. Many prefer to have the surgery earlier and then maintain a rested, refreshed look with the ongoing help of non-surgical options like Botox, dermal fillers, and medical peels, facials and by-prescription products.

A study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Vol 129.no1.p263) looked at the age a patient chooses to have a Facelift and compared it with their long term satisfaction and results. The younger patients had longer lasting effects from their surgery and were more satisfied. Independent surgeon rating of the results also favored the younger patient.The women in the study were grouped by age, under 50, 50-60, and over 60. The over 60 group consistently rated their early and long term satisfaction as lower than those in the two younger groups.

At The Weiland Group we understand having a Facelift is a very personal decision that you should make in a consultation with Stephen Weiland, M.D., a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

If you wish to restore a more youthful appearance to your face, we welcome you to contact our practice by calling 702.254.0500 today. Dr. Weiland and his experienced staff look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve lasting results.