27 Oct The Best Age for a Facelift
A lot of people start noticing a “softness” in their face and neck in their 30s, but in reality there’s no ideal age for a facelift. This procedure is one of the most popular at RefinedMD, and we work with healthy adult patients of nearly any age. However, the majority of facelift patients are in their 30s and 40s, and are eager to get back the sculptured, contoured jaw of their youth.
Surprisingly, a lot of people don’t know exactly what a facelift entails. A facelift exclusively treats the lower half of the face and the neck. Although there are some rare circumstances in which a patient is a good fit for “just” a neck lift, most of the time it’s recommended to treat the lower half of the face along with the neck to achieve the desired results. A facelift works by removing excess skin and “lifting” the face and neck for a more youthful, taut appearance.
Skin on the face and neck is thin, animated, and regularly exposed to UV damage. It’s no wonder that the face and neck are two of the first places to show signs of aging. A facelift can help you look years younger, more slender, and skyrocket your confidence. A soft jawline and skin that has lost elasticity beneath the chin and on the neck can make even very thin people look heavier than they are, but a facelift can reverse these early signs of aging.
What to Expect with a Facelift
Facelifts are nearly impossible for friends and families to spot, since the incisions are so expertly hidden along the hairline and in the natural curvatures of the ears that people simply don’t see them. The recovery period from a facelift is also pleasantly surprising in its shortness, with the majority of swelling dissipating ten days after the procedure. Most patients fully return to work and most aspects of their daily lives two weeks after their surgery.
You’ll likely hear compliments when you reveal your revamped face that you look rested, healthier, happier, and younger—but nobody will suspect a facelift. For patients who want to maximize their results, liposuction can be a great complement to a facelift. Liposuction quickly and permanently gets rid of unwanted fat, and one of the most popular places for liposuction is below the chin. Combining the removal of fat with tightening of the skin renders results that are both natural-looking and beautiful.
Caring for Your Facelift
Keep in mind that skin will continue to age normally even after a facelift. Patients who opt for a facelift in their 30s or younger can enjoy stunning results for several years, but it’s possible for these patients to need a “refresher facelift” in their 50s or 60s. However, there are many ways to extend the results of a facelift, and one of them is optimal sun protection. Most of us are well aware (now!) of how important UV protection is, but we probably didn’t have quality sunscreen slathered on our face and bodies throughout our youth.
A facelift can be the perfect time to reevaluate your skin care regimen or to adopt better skin care habits. Our expert team will recommend the best topical products for you, including sunscreen, so that you can enjoy the results of your facelift for as long as possible. There are also non-surgical treatments to complement and extend a facelift, like microneedling and laser skin rejuvenation.
Benefits of a Facelift
If you’re researching facelifts, you probably already know a lot of the benefits. You’ll look younger, healthier, happier, thinner, and your self-esteem will get a boost. All of these benefits lead to other perks, such as more success in your career and love life. When you look younger, healthier, and rock-solid confidence, this causes a positive snowball effect in your life.
Numerous studies have shown that younger, more attractive people with high confidence enjoy success in every facet of their life. Whether you’re looking for a new job, a promotion, to rekindle the romance with your partner, or improving your odds in the dating scene, a facelift can be your secret weapon to give you an edge. Learn more about this life-changing procedure scheduling your consultation at RefinedMD today.