Most people assume that they shouldn’t consider a facelift until they are well into their 60s, when facial sagging and jowls become more severe. However, the truth is that waiting too long may prevent you from obtaining the best possible results. As facial aging progresses throughout your 40s and 50s, the deep facial folds caused by loss of volume can lead to permanent skin changes that are harder to correct with a facelift alone. By taking action earlier, you can help prevent these types of severe changes, and you will benefit from a less extensive procedure.

Additionally, people in their 40s and 50s are usually healthier and have fewer medical problems compared to people 60+ years old. Since good health is one of the primary requirements for a facelift surgery, this is yet another reason to get a facelift earlier in life. Besides, people in their 40s and 50s are usually still pursuing careers and are more socially active. Rejuvenating your facial appearance can be an enormous confidence boost during this important period in your life.

Undergoing a facelift is a uniquely personal decision. The two major issues you should weigh are whether or not your face is showing significant signs of aging that can be addressed through a facelift (certain facelift alternatives might be recommended instead), and whether or not you are healthy enough to undergo the procedure safely.

If you would like more information about facelift candidacy, please contact Dr. John J.W. Lee today to schedule your initial consultation. We serve patients in Philadelphia and Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Northern Maryland.