While once considered a procedure for older people, facelifts are today carried out on patients of all ages. The surgery can help anyone who wants to look younger, not just those over the age of 50.
There’s no strict age limit for choosing a facelift. However, depending on how old you are, you may experience different results and undergo a slightly different procedure. Here, we’ll break down what you might expect from a facelift at different ages.
Facelift Results in Your 30s and 40s
Facelifts are becoming more popular for people in their 30s and 40s. In your 30s, there might not be much to fix, but having a facelift can help slow down the signs of ageing. Similarly, in your 40s, the signs of ageing might not be very strong, but a facelift can still make a big difference by enhancing your face shape and profile. It’s like turning back time before ageing takes hold.
There is a misconception that hormonal changes can impact the results of a facelift for menopausal women. However, many women have facelifts before the menopause and still look younger for years to come.
Facelift Results in Your 50s
In their 50s, patients often notice bigger changes in their face and neck. The skin might start to sag and lose its stretchiness, and fat may move from the top of the face to the bottom. It can be distressing to see your face changing so much, and things like stress, pollution, and gravity don’t help.
Unfortunately, creams and lotions can’t undo these changes. That’s why some people in their 50s choose to undergo a facelift, alongside extra procedures for a fresher look. They might choose to combine a facelift with eyelid surgery, a brow lift, or a neck lift.
Facelift Results in Your 60s
For those in their 60s and older, a facelift can act like a little time machine, helping to bring back their youthful complexion. By removing excess skin and fat around the lower face, it eliminates jowls, a double chin, or even a ‘turkey neck.’
While a facelift in your 60s won’t make you look like you’re in your 30s again, it can make you look about 10 years younger. The surgeon will make the skin tighter, adjust fat, and give the chin, neck, and jaw a neater look.
Be aware that if you’re around 65 years of age, there’s a slightly higher chance of encountering issues after surgery. If you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart problems, diabetes, or any other health complaint, make sure you chat to your doctor prior to undergoing the procedure.
To get an idea of what a facelift could do for you, book an appointment with Mr Nigel Horlock today.