Proper Timing For a Facelift

woman prepping or facelift

If you’ve decided a cosmetic surgery procedure like a facelift is right for you, the next important question becomes one of timing. Everyone ages in a different way and on their own timeline, and there’s never necessarily a clear point when an operation like a facelift “should” take place.

At the offices of plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Warnock, we’re here to help. Dr. Warnock can assist you with all the factors that go into timing a facelift, and advise you on considerations you may not have thought of. Let’s look at some of the basics on when it’s right to get a facelift.

Aging Signs

In many cases, certain signs of aging can be strong indicators of when it’s time to consider a facelift – but certain other signs may seem like they’re indicators while they actually aren’t. Examples of signs of moderate to severe facial aging that do signal it’s time for a facelift include:

  • Loosened facial muscles
  • Deeper furrows and folds in the face
  • Lax skin
  • Sagging jowls
  • Sagging skin and muscles on the neck

On the other hand, signs that may actually be false flags include:

  • The first signs of crow’s feet wrinkles
  • First signs of nasolabial folds
  • Early signs of facial sagging

Age and Timing

Age is very important for the timing of your facelift surgery. In most cases, a facelift corrects signs of aging that begin appearing in candidates between ages 40 and 60 – as such, most who undergo the procedure are in this age range. People with good skin quality, favorable genetics and a generally healthy lifestyle might be able to wait on a facelift procedure until into their 70s. In those with premature aging, though, particularly extensive sun damage, a facelift at a younger age might be recommended – patients under age 50 tend to see the best long-term results, because their face retains much of its elasticity.

To learn more about a facelift, or to find out about breast augmentation, mommy makeover surgery or any of our other offerings, speak to the experts at the offices of Dr. Steven Warnock today.