We often get asked if patients are too young for a facelift.
In general the answer is no. There two basic indicators for facelift patients:
- Obvious sagging, redundant skin
Facelift for patients with sagging, redundant skin
It doesn’t matter what age you are: if skin is aging, sagging or you have redundant skin, a facelift is warranted.
But if you don’t have much redundant skin and want to be proactive, then a facelift is still warranted.
When should I get a facelift?
When is a good time for a preventative facelift? If there is minimal jowling, or the beginning of a sagging neck, then it’s still considered preventative. If there is NO sagging skin, NO dropping of any tissues and you are between 20-30 years old a facelift is bad news. Even a minilift might give you an artificial look. Facelifts are best timed when you show the beginnings of an aging face. Examples of these signs are:
- Thinning of the skin
- Loss of tissue volume
- Sagging or redundant skin
Alternatives to a facelift
Now if you feel like it’s a little much to do a facelift so early, there are non surgical alternatives. Examples of non-surgical alternatives are botulinum toxin, fillers, and skin resurfacing.
Hope that helps. If you have any other questions, email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.