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Glastonbury Residents Ask: What is the Best Age for a Facelift?

Facelift in Glastonbury CTHave you been looking in the mirror wishing you could tighten and lift areas of your face? Do you dream of having youthful-looking skin again? A facelift may be right for you. Do you know when the best age to have a facelift is? Dr. Beam, a Glastonbury plastic surgeon, explains how a facelift can benefit each age group.

20-30’s

At this age of your life, a facelift is an option, but it is not recommended. When you’re in your 20’s or 30’s, you may begin to notice certain areas of your face that are not as youthful as they once were. This is not uncommon and it is unnecessary to rush into plastic surgery. Instead, dermal fillers/injectables, or Botox® and injectables may be a better option for you. If you want to plump your lips, fix your nose, or adjust small areas of your face, fillers are able to help with that. If you are looking to smooth out facial lines, then Botox® may be your answer.

40-50s

As you get older, your skin on your face may begin to shift and sag. Often times, these problems areas could be corrected with simple procedures such as a mini facelift, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, brow lift, Botox® or fillers. You may notice that small problem areas on your face are hindering your self-confidence. It may be time to consider a facelift, but a consultation with your surgeon will open other options for your facial transformation. At this age, you are in the best position to receive the most optimal results from a facelift.

60+

Many men and women delay getting a facelift until their 60’s or 70’s. While you are more likely to see the best results in your mid-40’s, facelifts are still an option at 60+. As you age, permanent lines and wrinkles set in and the longer that you wait to get a facelift, the harder it will be to hide and diminish these lines.

What are the Benefits of a Facelift?

A facelift is beneficial to both men and women. This procedure comes with several benefits that improve the tightness and appearance of your skin. During the procedure, your surgeon will remove excess facial skin and fat and reshape the lower half of your face. A facelift is designed to tighten hanging or sagging skin, define your jawline, reduced the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and tighten the skin around the nose and mouth.

Can a Facelift be Combined with Other Procedures?

Yes. After the healing from your facelift is complete, you may revisit your plastic surgeon and consider other skin treatments. It is common to see many patients combine a facelift with other minor procedures such as a rhinoplasty or blepharoplasty. Many patients also consider dermal filler and injectables or Botox® to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on their forehead, near their eyebrows or crow’s feet.

Are you considering a facelift? Contact Dr. Beam today to schedule a consultation. Your unique and personalized consultation will determine if a facelift is the best option for you.