Like with many forms of cosmetic surgery, one of the most important factors in a procedure like a facelift is the timing. Everyone ages differently, and there’s no set point out there where a given individual should consider such a procedure to limit the signs of aging in the face.
At the offices of Dr. Steven Warnock, our plastic surgeon can help you make these kinds of decisions based on all the prudent factors. Here are some aging signs that might signal it’s time to consider this procedure, plus the role that aging plays in these decisions.
Aging Signs To Watch For
There are certain visual indicators that may help at least suggest that a facelift could be something you should consider. First, though, here are a few signs that are actually not great indicators:
- First signs of crow’s feet wrinkles
- Early nasolabial folds
- Early signs of sagging
Rather, you should be more focused on the more moderate to severe signs of facial aging. These include:
- Loosened facial muscles
- Lax skin
- Sagging jowls
- Sagging skin and muscles on the neck
- Deeper furrows and folds in the face
If you’ve observed any of these signs, schedule a consultation with Dr. Warnock to help determine whether this is a good time for a facelift.
Role of Age
Your actual age is also an important factor in determining the timing of a facelift. A facelift is generally done to correct signs of aging that appear between ages 40 and 60, give or take a few years. If you have good skin laxity and favorable genetics, however, you might be able to undergo this surgery even into your 70s. On the flip side, those with signs of premature aging, especially people who smoke or who have major sun damage, might be better younger candidates.
For more on the proper timing of a facelift, or to find out about breast lifts, tummy tuck procedures or any of our other services, speak to the staff at the offices of Dr. Steven Warnock today.