facelift patients

Traditionally, facelifts have been seen as a procedure for older patients looking to turn back the clock. However, recent statistics released by the AAFPRS indicate that facelift patients are getting younger.

So, why are more younger people choosing to undergo a facelift? Here, we take a closer look.

Statistics reveal facelifts are becoming more popular

Over the last decade, the popularity of facelifts has increased steadily each year. This is largely down to an increased acceptance of cosmetic procedures, as well as improvements in techniques.

In 2023, facelifts saw a particular surge in demand, partly driven by the so-called ‘Ozempic Effect’. This phenomenon refers to patients who experienced significant weight loss in a short period due to medication, resulting in sagging skin that they chose to address with facelifts.

Why are younger patients choosing a facelift?

According to the AAFPRS, facelift patients are also getting younger, proving most popular with those aged from 35 to 55 years old. Younger patients are turning to facelifts not just for corrective measures, but as a proactive approach to maintaining their youthful appearance.

Getting a facelift at a younger age can have several benefits including a better recovery and longer-lasting results. Modern techniques also produce subtle results that appear more natural. Younger skin tends to recover faster, with less complications, and starting with a facelift earlier may extend the youthful appearance as ageing continues.

Things younger people should consider before getting a facelift

While there are advantages to getting a facelift at a younger age, there are considerations to keep in mind. Although facelift results are long-lasting, they are not permanent. Ageing will continue, and younger patients may find themselves needing additional procedures later in life to maintain their results.

Facelifts also require a significant investment both financially and in terms of recovery time. Patients need to consider whether they are ready to commit to the pre- and post-surgery requirements.

For some younger patients, minimally invasive procedures like injectable fillers may be sufficient to achieve the desired improvements without the need for surgery. It’s crucial to weigh the benefits against the long-term implications and to consider all available options.

If you’re considering undergoing a facelift and want to understand whether it’s the right choice for you, book a consultation with Mr Nigel Horlock today. During your consultation, you can discuss your aesthetic goals, look at before and after images, and get a personalised assessment to help you make an informed decision about facelift surgery.