What's the Best Age for a Facelift?

May 10, 2023
What's the Best Age for a Facelift?
Are you ready to revitalize your appearance but not sure if now is the right time for a facelift? Here, we explore the best age for a facelift, how to tell if you’re ready for one, and how to get started with your consultation.

facelift 一 officially known as rhytidectomy 一 is a popular cosmetic surgery that reduces sagging skin, smooths away wrinkles, and restores a more youthful appearance. But when is the right time to schedule plastic surgery? 

Facelifts, or any plastic surgery for that matter, shouldn’t be taken lightly. They can dramatically transform your appearance, but it’s important to know when it’s the right time to commit to surgery. 

In fact, "What's the best age for a facelift?" is a question we hear quite often at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group. And the answer depends on several factors, including your overall health, your skin condition, and your cosmetic goals.

Achieving natural-looking results with a facelift requires careful planning, skillful execution, and artistic vision 一 something that our experts understand well. Whether you're considering the procedure to enhance your appearance or address any physical concerns, you deserve the highest quality care and attention to detail, and that includes the timing of your procedure, too. 

What is the best age for a facelift?

People in their 50s or 60s who have moderate to severe signs of aging, such as sagging skin or deep wrinkles, typically seek out facelifts. However, every patient is unique, and some may consider a facelift earlier or later in life.

Younger patients in their 30s may get a facelift if they have a significant amount of loose skin or wrinkles due to genetic factors, weight loss, or sun damage. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that 34% of all facelifts performed in 2019 were for people under age 54. Younger patients have more elastic skin, which can result in better outcomes and faster recovery times.

On the other hand, people in their 60s or 70s may also consider a facelift if they’re in good health and have realistic expectations. While aging can affect the skin's elasticity and increase the risk of complications, facelifts are still possible for older patients.

There isn’t a true “best age” for a facelift because of all of these factors. Instead, the timing for a facelift should be the best age for you.

Are you ready for a facelift?

You might consider a facelift if:

  • You’re bothered by loose, sagging skin 
  • You have deep facial creases and wrinkles
  • You have good skin elasticity 
  • You’ve already tried nonsurgical solutions but haven’t achieved the results you desire
  • You’re in good general health and cleared for surgery
  • You have realistic goals for surgery
  • You are dedicated to the recovery process
  • You have other facial plastic surgeries — such as an eyelid surgery — planned and would like to combine them for the ultimate age-defying makeover

Additionally, a facelift that enhances your physical appearance can give you a renewed sense of confidence and improve your mental outlook by boosting self-esteem and overall well-being.

What if you aren’t ready for surgery?

Regardless of age, other factors may suggest that surgery isn’t right for you — at least right now. You can take advantage of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures such as laser treatments or injectables

Here at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group, we offer an extensive menu of injectables, from Botox® to the full collections of Juvederm® and Restylane® fillers. These procedures are less invasive than a facelift and can be an excellent option for people who want to enhance their appearance without undergoing surgery.

Get started with a personalized consultation

Because the “best age” for a facelift is so unique to your skin health, goals, and other underlying factors, it’s important to carefully consider the risks and benefits of the procedure and work closely with our team of board-certified plastic surgeons to develop a personalized treatment plan for your needs.

If you’re considering a facelift to reduce sagging skin, smooth away wrinkles, and restore a more youthful appearance, call our team at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group at 310-275-6600 to schedule your consultation, or use our online booking tool.