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Dr. Waheed Mohamed

Medically reviewed by Dr. Waheed Mohamed

Sooner or later, we all start noticing signs of aging, from wrinkles and fine lines to lost volume and sagging skin. While facial aging can deprive us of self-confidence, surgical and non-surgical options exist to regain a youthful appearance. One of the most substantial anti-aging treatments is the facelift, a plastic surgery procedure that can address many aesthetic concerns. But at what age is a facelift procedure most beneficial?

When Is the Right Time to Get a Facelift?

If you are concerned about the signs of facial aging and are in good health overall, you may be a good candidate for a facelift regardless of your age.

Skin laxity and other hallmarks of facial aging can happen to different people at different points in their life. In other words, one person might benefit from a facelift while in their thirties, while the next person may not notice any signs of facial aging until they are past 50.

As a rule of thumb, the ideal facelift patients tend to be 40 or above. During your consultation, your plastic surgeon can tell you more about the benefits of pursuing a facelift or waiting until later.

What Are the Signs You Are Ready for a Facelift?

Generally speaking, a few signs demonstrate your readiness to pursue a facelift. These include:

  • You are in good health overall.
  • You are looking for more than temporary aesthetic fixes, like fillers and BOTOX®.
  • You have deep creases around your mouth and chin.
  • You have lost volume in your cheeks or the mid-face range.
  • You have wrinkles or excess, sagging skin along the jowls or the neck.
  • You have talked with a plastic surgeon and have reasonable expectations about what a facelift can achieve.

If you are ready to pursue significant and long-lasting facial rejuvenation, achieving a more youthful and refreshed appearance, you may be a good candidate for a facelift.

Discuss Your Options for Facial Rejuvenation

To talk with a skilled plastic surgeon about your eligibility for a facelift, we invite you to contact Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery. Learn more about your facelift options and the results you can achieve.