(Updated for 2019)
What is the best age to get a facelift? There’s no age limit, but the general rule is that the younger you are, the more elasticity your skin will have, and the longer the facelift will last. Younger patients may also be better candidates for a “mini” facelift.
How to Know When Your Face Is Ready
Alabama cosmetic surgeon Dr. James Koehler looks at each patient individually to asses how to create the best, most natural-looking results. There is no one-size-fits-all facelift, each procedure varies depending on the patient’s unique features, needs and desires.
Combine a Facelift with Other procedures
Wrinkles, creases, crows feet, fine lines and sagging skin are all symptoms of aging which can be reduced and/or eliminated with a facelift. Facelift surgery may also be done in combination with other cosmetic surgery procedures such as eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, or a neck lift.
When Is a Facelift Right for You?
Knowing when to have a facelift largely depends on you. If you are noticing that your facial skin is becoming lax and you are unhappy with its appearance then it might be a good time to look into your options.
If you are younger and have minimal sagging with good skin elasticity, you may only need a nonsurgical intervention.
Scheduling a consultation with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Koehler is a good next step to help you decide. Dr. Koehler will examine your skin and your facial structure and come up with a treatment plan to fit your specific needs.