Here’s Why You’re Not Too Young for a Facelift
- Posted on: Feb 28 2021
Historically, people have envisioned the day they need a facelift as the day they can no longer tolerate the signs of facial aging that have occurred. There has been this invisible line that indicates the “right time.” It typically appears sometime around one’s mid-fifties, though patients in their mid-sixties or even older have sought facelift surgery. There is nothing wrong with this timing, nor anything particularly advantageous in waiting. Since the beginning of the 21st century, we’ve been seeing an interesting shift in the perspectives related to anti-aging.
In the early 2000s, injectables became available. It may have taken some years to catch on but, as of today, Botox is pretty much a household name. It is a brand that most people have heard of even if they’ve never had the treatment done. Since the development of Botox and dermal fillers, there has been a perception that anti-aging is something we do with injectables. However, just as facelift surgery may not be ideal for everyone, nor are injectable anti-aging treatments. Sometimes, facelift surgery makes the most sense. Recently, we’re seeing it make more sense for a younger patient demographic.
A Facelift in Your Forties?
It is not uncommon for us to meet with patients in their mid-forties who are interested in learning more about what a facelift can do for them. The obvious answer is that a facelift can rejuvenate the face. More subtly, though, a facelift in your forties or early fifties can:
Achieve more natural-looking improvements.
The longer a facelift is postponed, the more prominent the signs of aging become. The more prominent the signs of aging, the more obvious it will be that work has been done. To be clear, a facelift can be beneficial even if you have more dramatic facial aging. You will look and feel like your best self, regardless. Addressing facial aging when it is still subtle, like mild jowls or deepening creases around the nose and mouth, refreshes the face in a way that draws comments like “wow, you look refreshed!”
Give the professional image a second wind.
Between the ages of 45 and 55, many people are at their professional peak. Alternatively, during this time in life, some people are starting entirely new careers or are starting a business. Each of these situations creates a particular set of challenges. A professional image is one of them. If you’re set in your career, you’re “competing” with younger colleagues and job-applicants. If you’re starting over, you want to show your new employer, vendors, or clients that you have the motivation that is needed to serve them well. It’s no secret that looking younger also means looking more “in the game.”
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