How Old is Too Old for a Facelift?

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Posted on December 6, 2023 under Facelift

Most people undergo a facelift because they want to maintain a youthful appearance as they age. Many people start making inquiries about the procedure by the time they hit their early forties. Once they begin to notice fine lines, sagging and crow’s feet, they realize they want to make a change that has them feeling good both inside and out. Having a facelift is one of the most popular procedures that people use to get a younger and more invigorated look.

What is the Best Age to Get a Facelift?

In most cases, patients who are between the ages of 40 and 70 are the ones looking to receive a facelift, but the age can change depending on the individual’s concerns. When your skin has not experienced any sagging or wrinkles yet, you may be too young for a facelift, but is there such thing as being too old?

Many people may wonder how their age factors into their candidacy for a plastic surgery procedure, but at the end of the day, it is between you and your plastic surgeon to decide. At Cosmetic Surgery Associates in Bethesda, Maryland, Dr. Jabs, Dr. Magge, and Dr. Richards have the decades of experience needed to make your facelift journey a successful one.

Why Get a Facelift Later in Life?

The truth is, that many people are living longer and more sociable lives than before. Coupled with leading more active lives, your older years are a great opportunity for comprehensive rejuvenation, whether it be a lifestyle change or a looks change. Once the nest is empty, many men and women look at it as an opportunity to do something special just for themselves. The best way to enjoy this new stage of life is by investing in your happiness and confidence. A facelift is a great way to do this.

Is There an Age Limit?

But is there any upper age limit? The answer is no (granted you are in good overall health). There are people who have gotten facelifts well into their 70s with good results. But at the same time, there are a number of factors that have to be considered before you go under the knife. While it can produce life-changing results, people need to prepare themselves mentally, physically and emotionally.

When you are in your consultation, your plastic surgeon will give you a realistic assessment about the expectations. They will help you understand that there will be recovery and healing time. And it is a good idea to be well prepared for what is going to happen from the time you first speak with a plastic surgeon until you are fully healed.

But chances are highly likely that you will be pleased with the outcome. It is never too old to be self-assured and feeling a sense of confidence. Plastic surgery can definitely be the boost you need to make you feel better about your appearance.

How to Get Natural-Looking Results

The best way to achieve facial rejuvenation without ending up with results that look overpulled and unnatural is by getting a Deep Plane facelift or a NaturalLift. Both of these surgical facelifts deliver the most natural-looking and effective results that still allow for facial movement. As an added benefit, NaturalLift allows for a fast recovery, having you ready to face the world in just one week after surgery.

Schedule a Consultation

If you would like to know more about facelift procedures, contact Cosmetic Surgery Associates today. Fill out the online contact information form and one of our professionals will set you up with a free consultation.

Our Plastic Surgery Associates team includes Dr. Franklin Richards, Dr. A. Dean Jabs, and Dr. Keshav Magge. Each of our plastic surgeons is board-certified, and together they have over 60 years of combined experience. Drs. Richards, Jabs, and Magge are all highly qualified in procedures for the face, breast, and body, and pride themselves in providing excellent results through our state-of-the-art, Quad A certified operating centers