Facelifts have changed drastically over the last few decades. The tight, stretched look that was the tell-tale sign of a facelift is no longer necessary. Advances in techniques and methods allow experienced plastic surgeons, like Dr. John Anastasatos, to lift skin, tissue and muscle to recreate a more youthful version of a patient’s face that looks very natural. Another change is when people seek a facelift, as preventive facelifts are becoming more popular, starting at a much younger age.
There was a time when most facelift patients were in their 50s, 60s or beyond. While many facelift patients are still older, it is more and more common for those in their late 30s and early 40s to begin exploring facelift options. While most people under 50 may not require a deep plane or complete facelift, there are benefits to beginning the facelift procedures early.
Better Skin Quality
Patients under 50 tend to have better skin quality and elasticity, which is beneficial for facelift procedures. The skin and tissue can be repositioned, and the results last longer due to the volume and thickness of the skin. When combined with chemical peels and other skin treatments to stimulate collagen, facelifts can last longer and slow the aging process when completed at a younger age.
Discreet and Less Dramatic
When a person has their first facelift in their 50s or 60s, the results can be amazing; but they are also dramatic. Anyone who knows them will notice they had “work done,” regardless of how natural the results look. When facelifts begin at an early age, it is preventive in nature. The lift and tightening are subtle, but help to slow the aging. More people are having their first facelift in their late 30s or early 40s to stay looking youthful instead of turning back the hands of time.
Face Age Is Not a Number
It doesn’t matter whether you are 35 or 65. When you notice sagging in your jowls or lines appearing on your face, it can impact your confidence in your appearance. Everyone is different, and so is their aging process. Your genetics, lifestyle, environment and many other factors contribute to face aging. There is not a right age to choose to have a first facelift, only the right age for you.
There are so many options available now to slow the aging process. At Los Angeles Plastic Surgery, we offer non-surgical facelifts, chemical peels, dermabrasion and multiple varieties of surgical facelifts for our patients of all ages. To learn more about preventive facelifts and anti-aging treatments, schedule an informative consultation with Dr. John Anastasatos.