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Four Signs You Are Ready For Facelift Surgery

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


One of the most frequently asked questions regarding facelift surgery is, without a doubt, “What’s the best age for a facelift?” While there is no single answer that applies to everyone, there are certainly a number of signs and symptoms that may mean you are nearing the time when a facelift is appropriate for you. Renowned board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi and the expert team at VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV understand the complex and personal nature of facelift surgery and are committed to helping patients achieve their desired results on a timeline that best meets their needs as individuals. Review the information below to gain a better understanding of how facelift surgery can be customized for you, and find out what signs may mean you are ready for a facelift.

What’s the youngest age you can get a facelift?

While facelift surgery has classically been reserved for patients around 50 years of age and older, more patients now than ever before are turning to cosmetic surgery at an earlier age. In some cases, early facelift surgery can help patients to get ahead of the aging process, while other men and women decide to have an early facelift in order to achieve longer-lasting results compared with patients who delay their facelift surgery.

Still, a facelift in your 30s and 40s will likely be approached differently than a facelift in your 60s or 70s. For most younger patients, facelift surgery targets mild to moderate signs of aging on the mid and lower face, while older patients typically require a traditional facelift in order to address advanced signs of facial aging from the brow to the jowls. During your initial consultation for facelift surgery in Las Vegas, Dr. Khorsandi will examine your concerns, assess your skin elasticity, discuss your desired outcome, and explain each type of facelift surgery at length, including:

  • Full facelift (traditional facelift)
  • Mid-facelift
  • Short scar facelift
  • SMAS facelift
  • Liquid facelift (uses cosmetic injectables)
  • Thread lift

How do I know if I’m ready for a facelift?

With the dramatic changes in medicine, technology, and society’s standards today, it can be difficult to know when it is appropriate to begin thinking about facelift surgery. Because there are a number of different types of facial rejuvenation surgeries, each of which can be used to address various degrees of facial aging, patients of virtually all ages can typically be considered for one kind of facelift or another. Generally speaking, however, four fundamental signs that may mean you’re ready for a facelift are:

1. Deep lines and wrinkles

When fine lines and wrinkles progress to deeper lines and facial folds that escape the control of topical products and noninvasive therapies, surgery may be your best and only option to restore a smooth, youthful look.

2. Sagging skin

As we age and our skin begins to lose some of its natural elasticity, you will likely notice lines, wrinkles, and a mild amount of skin laxity. As this process continues, however, the skin will begin to noticeably sag, leading to a hanging turkey neck, drooping jowls, and other unwanted consequences. Facelift surgery is undoubtedly the best option for trimming excess skin and getting a firmer, more natural-looking silhouette once again.

3. Tired/angry appearance

If the signs of facial aging are making you look tired, angry, or older than you actually are, it may be time to consider cosmetic surgery. For the majority of facelift patients, surgery helps to restore a softer, refreshed, more approachable appearance, which can have life-changing effects on their career, relationships, and overall happiness.

4. You feel ready

Choosing to have facelift surgery is ultimately a personal decision. If wrinkles, volume loss, sagging skin, and other age-related concerns are keeping you from feeling confident and enjoying your life to the fullest, you may be a candidate for facelift surgery. It is important, however, that patients have healthy motivations and realistic expectations for facelift surgery and understand what results may or may not be possible in their particular case. During your consultation and preoperative appointments, Dr. Khorsandi will discuss these aspects of facelift surgery in detail to ensure you are both physically and emotionally ready for the procedure.

Feel beautiful and confident with facelift at any age in Las Vegas, NV

Gone are the days when facelift surgery was something that only your grandparents did. Today, early facelift surgery helps countless men and women maintain their youthful look for longer than ever, while facelift at an older age can still produce dramatic and life-changing enhancements. To learn more about the benefits of facelift surgery at any age, call VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV to schedule your private consultation or virtual appointment with internationally recognized board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.