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Facelift by Age in Beverly Hills, CA

When is the Right Time for A Facelift?

The short answer is, if you are over the age of 30, the right time for a facelift is whenever you are ready to make changes.

The truth is you're not the only person questioning yourself about the right time for a facelift. Many of our patients try to determine their need for a facelift by age.

Deciding on Your Facelift

Have you reached a point where non-surgical treatments are no longer providing you the results you desire? Are you tired of "maintenance" treatments that wear off after a few months? You may be ready to consider a facelift as your cosmetic procedure of choice.

Common questions include:

  • Am I too young/old to get a facelift?
  • Should I wait until later when I look my age?
  • Should I do a touch-up and minimize my fine lines and wrinkles now and do a complete facelift later?

To figure that out, let's break down four main age factors to consider when deciding on a facelift. The four main visible signs of facial aging are:

  • Crow's feet
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sagging and loose skin
  • Deep lines or "creases" in the skin

A facelift is not recommended for people under 30 because you would need repeated corrective surgery as you age. You may want to consider getting a facelift when these signs of aging become visible, which typically show up in your 40s and visibly deepen in your 50s, 60s, and 70s.

At the Plastic Surgery Institute in Beverly Hills, my fellow doctors and I assess your facial concerns when you come in for a consultation. From there, we can determine your best course of action and create a custom cosmetic plan for you based on those concerns. Your method of treatment will differ depending on your age and the condition of your skin:

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A woman in her 40s

Your 40s

  • Better elasticity
  • Facelift results last approximately 10-15 years
  • Patients in their 40s tend to see better facelift results
  • In overall excellent health, which helps with recovery and downtime
  • Skin rejuvenation treatments are often recommended as preventative measures
A woman in her 50s

Your 50s

  • Sufficient skin elasticity
  • Dermal injections may help with loss of facial volume
  • Facelift restores a youthful appearance and gives a 'well-rested' look
  • Neck lift surgery or Pan Facial Rejuvenation is recommended to maximize results
A woman in her 60s

Your 60s

  • Weaker skin elasticity
  • Deepening signs of facial aging
  • Typical age for a 'second lift' from having a facelift in your 40s
  • Sagging jowls and facial shape changes are addressed if this is the first facelift
A woman in her 70s

Your 70s

  • Weak skin elasticity
  • Deeper wrinkles and lines
  • Recovery time may take longer
  • Facelift results may be more noticeable

Keep in mind that everyone ages differently. While these age guidelines apply to most of us, you may see some skin issues in a decade that do not apply to you. The list can help guide us as we assess your needs. If some particular issues are aging you prematurely, we can address those specifically when creating your surgery plan.

For those interested in a facelift Beverly Hills based Plastic Surgery Institute has various techniques and options available to you. Two of our most popular procedures include the deep plane facelift and the "mini" facelift:

Deep Plane Facelift

Going deeper than other facelifts, the Deep Plane Facelift will separate and smooth the deep plane tissues under your skin but keep the muscles and skin above it together for longer-lasting results that keep you looking like you. The Deep Plane Facelift offers a dynamic difference in smoothing and flattening of the nasolabial folds, less recovery time, and is one of the most effective facelift techniques performed at the Plastic Surgery Institute.

Mini Facelift

A "mini" facelift is still a significant surgery. It just only involves the portion of your face that needs correction. While Deep Plane Facelifts and SMAS facelifts affect the entire face and jawline, a "mini" facelift can precisely target the area you want to see improved.

Plastic surgeons classify the face in three sections: upper, middle, and lower. Mini facelifts can be tailored to address problems in any of these three areas. We can also create a custom plan that combines a mini facelift with a neck lift or a brow lift to target the upper or lower sections of the face. It's a versatile procedure that is not as extensive as a deep plane facelift but still offers tremendous results.

Schedule your Facelift Consultation at the Plastic Surgery Institute

At The Plastic Surgery Institute in Beverly Hills we want to help you make the most informed decision possible before you commit to surgery. To learn more about your Beverly Hills facelift options and get all your questions answered, contact the Plastic Surgery Institute in Beverly Hills for your facelift consultation today.

Facelift FAQs

During your procedure, you will be under anesthesia. Following your surgery, you may feel tightness in some areas, but your discomfort level depends on your specific procedure. At the Plastic Surgery Institute, we are adamant about patient safety and comfort. We will create a specific recovery plan to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during and after your procedure.

Complications with cosmetic surgery are rare, but some side effects of facelifts include swelling, bruising, bleeding, and some discomfort during the recovery process. Our recovery plans will help you minimize these risks and provide specific instructions on how to reduce your downtime.

During your consultation, we will assess your face and skin and discuss your facelift options. Your cost will vary on the type of plan we decide will deliver you the best results.

A facelift is considered a cosmetic procedure and is typically not covered by your insurance. You may ask your insurance provider to be sure.

The key to projecting a natural and youthful appearance is based on the condition of your skin. Your environment plays a crucial role in your appearance. For example, your exposure to the sun, stress, and lack of proper nutrition plays a vital role in your age. If you can maintain healthy skin habits, it will maximize the results and longevity of your facelift.

No matter what brought you here, a visit with our doctors will bring out the best in you. Call us today to schedule your initial consultation, either in person or online.

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