Our looks are going to change as we age… this is inevitable. If you are dissatisfied with the way your appearance has changed and have decided that a facelift may in your future, timing matters. Your expert Manhattan cosmetic surgeon at Preminger Plastic Surgery suggests this guide to help you determine the best age to have a facelift.
The role of age
Your age plays arguably the most important role in determining when is the right time for you to have a facelift. Generally speaking, a facelift corrects signs of aging that usually develop in individuals between the ages of 40 and 60. As a result, the majority of facelift patients are within this same age range. However, no two people—and no two faces—are alike.
The signs of aging that usually lead to a facelift may not manifest until a person is in the 70s, especially if the individual has particularly good skin laxity, lives a healthy lifestyle, or has favorable genetics. Conversely, premature aging can occur for people who are smokers or have sustained extensive sun damage. For those with premature aging, patients under the age of 50 actually may see better results, as their skin is more likely to retain its youthful elasticity. This elasticity helps skin respond better to the tissue adjustments made during a facelift, producing better-looking results that appear more natural.
The importance of timing
Did you know that even the time of year could influence the success of a facelift? An ideal time to receive a facelift procedure may be during the fall or winter. This is because sun exposure is decreased during these cold-weather seasons and, following a facelift, your facial tissue will be more sensitive to sunlight. Minimizing sunlight exposure after a facelift also will minimize the risk of scarring following your surgical procedure.
Signs of aging
Certain changes in your appearance can be indicators that it may be time to consider a facelift. Specifically, you should be looking for moderate to severe signs of facial aging, such as, deeper furrows and folds, skin that has lost its elasticity, sagging jowls, and sagging skin on the neck. These signs of aging usually manifest themselves in the lower area of the face—and may require surgery to correct. If you are noticing these problems, then schedule a consultation with your expert Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. B. Aviva Preminger to see if now is the right time for a facelift.
Facelift in Manhattan
Be sure to choose a skilled, experienced cosmetic surgeon you trust to perform a facelift. At Preminger Plastic Surgery, Dr. Preminger brings years of experience, bolstered by her Ivy League education, active leadership in professional organizations, and accreditations at some of the finest hospitals in New York City. To learn more about facelifts or any of our other plastic surgery procedures, call our office today at (212) 706-1900 to schedule your initial consultation.
Located on the upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, Preminger Plastic Surgery is proud to offer world-class services in plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery.