Facelifts are designed to address many of the issues that come with the aging process. They can resolve problems created by sagging skin, uneven fat deposits, and muscles that have grown prominent enough to create creases in the skin.
This makes facelifts the most common for people who have begun to experience the effects of aging. That means people from the ages of 40 to 60 years are the most common candidates for facelifts.
How Early is Too Young for a Face Lift?
The simple answer to this question is that a patient can receive one at any age. They should be used whenever they can improve the physical appearance of an individual. For example, consider a patient that has recently lost a considerable amount of weight. He or she may have sagging skin around the neck and excess fat in the cheeks. While these problems may resolve themselves depending upon the severity of these conditions, the best choice is often to undergo a facelift.
Another situation where facelifts may be applied to younger individuals is when certain conditions are present. The muscles under the brow may become loose from excessive movements, continual furrowing of the brow or any number of actions. This can make the skin sag and create wrinkles at a younger age. Facelifts can solve this by allowing the surgeon to tighten the muscles and remove excess tissue.
Understanding When Face Lifts are Necessary
Not all people need facelifts. Some patients can have their conditions treated through minimally invasive procedures that are not as involved as a complete facelift.
The sagging tissue around the neck is an example of a situation that can be solved by a facelift, but it is often treated by a neck lift when it is the only condition present. This leaves minimal scarring and tends to have a faster recovery time than a complete facelift.
In addition, other options can alleviate some symptoms associated with aging and prevent others from occurring as rapidly. The combination of these techniques with more youthful patients can sometimes produce results as effective as a facelift without the need for surgery.
Each person’s body is different, which means that response to the same treatment between two people can differ dramatically depending upon age, weight, health condition, and a person’s biological makeup. This is another reason that younger people may not be recommended by their surgeon to undergo a facelift.
The Decision Rests with Your Cosmetic Surgeon
The bottom line is that your age does not dictate if you need a facelift. It is only one factor that an experienced cosmetic surgeon can use when determining what procedure will produce the best results for your appearance. This is why treatment of issues affecting the face should always start with a diagnosis.
Doctor Steven Warnock can create a comprehensive plan that will work optimally with your body to create a result that aligns with your aesthetic goals. Contact Dr. Steven Warnock’s office today to schedule your consultation.