In recent years, facelift surgery has surged in popularity among younger patients. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, about a third of all facelifts in 2019 were performed on patients under the age of 55, with some patients receiving this procedure in their 30s.
Opting for a facelift at a younger age has its benefits, and we’ve outlined a few of them below:
Less Likely to Have Serious Health Conditions
Many chronic health conditions can make surgery more difficult and potentially riskier. To ensure that our patients can safely receive surgery, Dr. Epstein always reviews a patient’s medical history with them before recommending plastic surgery.
Younger patients are less likely to have developed health conditions that can complicate surgery. They also tend to heal more quickly.
Less Invasive Surgery
At 60, many patients have a significant amount of aging, including loose skin, laxity in the facial muscles, and large fat stores. In your 30s or 40s, these changes are starting but are much less advanced. Less aging allows for a less invasive facelift.
Dr. Epstein can often perform a mini-facelift on younger patients, which requires shorter incisions. Many patients will require less extensive skin and fat removal and a smaller degree of muscle tightening. A less invasive surgery allows for less scarring and an easier recovery.
More Natural-Looking Results
A facelift can turn back the clock on your appearance by 10-20 years, but younger patients don’t need this level of rejuvenation. By making smaller tweaks, results are less dramatic and tend to be more natural-looking.
When you choose a highly-skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Epstein, natural-looking results are achievable in patients at almost any age. Our older patients are generally as delighted by their results as our younger ones.
More Time to Enjoy Rejuvenating Results
Plastic surgery is an investment in your appearance. And like most investments, the more time you have, the more return you’ll enjoy. When patients get a facelift in their 40s, they’ll look younger than they would have without surgery for decades.
As you age, signs of aging may slowly return. A facelift doesn’t stop future aging; it just resets the clock on your appearance. If aging becomes significant after several years, Dr. Epstein can perform a secondary facelift to refresh your results again.
Not Ready for a Facelift?
Younger patients are increasingly turning to facelift surgery to slow the aging process. However, surgery isn’t right for every patient at this age. Many younger patients are busy growing their careers and families and may struggle to find the time off for surgery. Other patients may want to wait for surgery until aging is more advanced.
We have options for rejuvenating without surgery too. Ask us about:
- Dermal Fillers
- Chemical Peel
- Laser Skin Rejuvenation
- RF skin tightening procedures such as Renuvion, Morpheus, and Fractora