Facelift doesn’t come with an age requirement. While most patients are in their 50s and 60s, candidacy for rhytidectomy (facelift) depends on the degree of loose skin, fat displacement, and lines and wrinkles. Everyone ages at a different pace, and genetics, sun exposure, lifestyle habits, and skin care can speed up the process. Dr. Erwin Bulan can determine if you’re ready for a facelift during a personal consultation at our Millburn, New Jersey, office. He’ll discuss your aesthetic goals and evaluate your concerns to see if facelift or another procedure suits your needs, regardless of age.
Facelift in Your 20s?
It’s extremely rare for someone in their 20s to have a facelift. This age group may be considered “too young” for facelift simply because their skin still has good elasticity and collagen production. Instead, they may benefit from a liquid facelift with various injectables. Botox can smoothen dynamic lines on the forehead, between the brows, and around the eyes. Dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm, can add volume to sunken areas and improve acne scarring. A liquid facelift or a single injectable is often sufficient in addressing mild lines and wrinkles in your 20s.
Facelift in Your 30s and 40s?
Some patients in their 30s may qualify for facelift due to age-related changes to their facial features. That may happen due to extreme weight loss, genetics, or a facial bone structure that contributes to an aging appearance. Candidacy for a facelift comes down to bone structure, soft tissue volume, facial shape, skin elasticity, and the integrity of the facial tissues. A heavy drinker or smoker who has spent many summers under the sun may benefit from a facelift in their 30s or 40s due to premature face and neck aging. However, this age group typically has a mini facelift to address these concerns instead of the traditional procedure.
Facelift in Your 50s and 60s?
Most facelift patients are in their 50s and older because this is when wrinkles and thinning, sagging skin tissue tend to worsen. Facelift repositions and tightens the tissues and removes excess skin and fat in the face and neck. The procedure provides a youthful appearance that looks natural and is not overly pulled like previous techniques.
Ultimately, the optimal time for facelift or non-surgical treatment is when you are bothered by the appearance of lines and wrinkles and other signs of aging. For some patients, this could happen in their 20s and 30s when fillers can improve their concerns, while others consider plastic surgery later in life when signs of aging are severe.
Contact Bulan Plastic Surgery in Northern New Jersey
If you’re interested in facial rejuvenation, schedule a personal consultation with our experienced plastic surgeon in Millburn, New Jersey. Contact Bulan Plastic Surgery at (973) 467-9744 or complete our online contact form.