Facial Plastic Surgery Blog

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:

  1.  Obvious sagging, redundant skin
  2.  Preventative

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.

Preventative facelift

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 info@drundavia.com.

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