We often get asked if patients are too young for a facelift.
In general the answer is no.
There two basic types of indications for facelifts:
- When there is obvious sagging redundant skin
- Preventative or proactive
It doesn’t matter what age you are: if there is aging, sagging and 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 an option.
What is a proactive facelift?
If there is minimal jowling, or the beginning of a sagging neck, then it’s still considered preventative.
A word of caution
If there is NO sagging skin, no dropping of any tissues, you are in your twenties or early thirties, then getting a facelift, even a minilift might give you an artificial look.
It’s best to do when you have the beginnings of an aging face: thinning of the skin, loss of tissue volume, sagging or redundant skin.
Now if you feel like it’s a little much to do a facelift so early, there are non-surgical alternatives that have great results, like botulinum toxin, fillers, and skin resurfacing.
Hope that helps. If you have any other questions, email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.