What’s too young for a facelift?

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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 info@drundavia.com.