Timing your facelift surgery can be difficult. If you undergo the procedure too soon, you may have to repeat it multiple times. If you have the surgery too late, you won’t get the best results possible.
The truth is, the right time for a facelift is going to be different for everyone. It will depend on your genetics, any sun damage you have suffered, if you smoke and many other factors that can affect how young or old you look. For some people, a mini facelift in their late 30s is the right choice. Others may be able to wait until their 40s or 50s for a larger facelift procedure.
When you are considering plastic surgery for a younger appearance, you’ll want to think about these factors when the timing is right.
Do You Look Tired and Wrinkled?
No matter your age, you may already look a little more tired, a little less energetic and a little more wrinkled. You might notice fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth, eyes and forehead.
A facelift is best for wrinkles that are permanent, not the ones that only form when you make an expression. If you get laugh lines when you smile, that’s normal. However, if those lines are always around your mouth, whether you are laughing or frowning, you may need cosmetic treatment to get rid of them.
Have You Already Tried Non-Surgical Treatment?
Many non-surgical treatments can delay the need for a facelift. These include:
- Chemical peels
- Dermal fillers
But these treatments can only do so much. They can’t lift sagging skin. They can’t fill in or erase wrinkles in certain locations around your face.
As you age, you might also find that these treatments don’t help you achieve your appearance goals anymore. If these treatments aren’t working for you, it might be time to consider a facelift.
What Parts of Your Appearance Do You Want to Change?
A facelift provides great results for the entire face. It is particularly effective at eliminating sagging skin around the jaw, mouth and cheeks. If you have noticed your skin looks loose and hanging in these areas, you are likely going to benefit from a facelift.
If you are in your 30s, you may benefit from a “mini” facelift. This procedure uses smaller incisions and is ideal for lifting the skin around the jaws and neck. It can give you long-lasting results and delay the need for a bigger facelift procedure.
Facelifts are reliable, safe surgery. No matter if you are 30 or 60, a facelift can help you take years off of your appearance. Best of all the results last for 7 to 10 years before you’ll need any type of revisional surgery.
At Rosenblum Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, we provide a natural, younger-looking appearance with expert facelift procedures. Contact us today at (757) 496-5556 for your facelift consultation and to learn the best time for your facelift procedure.