Many misconceptions exist about facelifts, including what the right age is for a facelift. Facelifts are not, in many cases, a one-and-done surgery. In fact, more and more women are getting multiple facelifts a decade apart, starting as young as 35.
At DiGeronimo MD Advanced Plastic Surgery in Miami, Florida, Dr. Ernest M. DiGeronimo can help you decide if it’s time to consider facelift surgery, and walk you through what to expect from the process.
Common fears about facelifts
Many women and men are concerned about getting a facelift due to unfounded fears that they will look stretched, plastic, or fake afterwards. A practiced cosmetic surgeon works to restore a more youthful appearance by addressing how skin and cartilage has shifted and sagged, without causing an artificial look.
Other would-be patients worry they may end up with unsightly scars. Again, a skilled plastic surgeon knows how to hide all incisions in natural facial contours, and modern facelifts are done with tiny tools and even tinier sutures. No one should be able to tell you’ve “had work done.”
The right time for a facelift
Traditionally, facelifts were provided for patients over the age of 50, with age 60 and 70 even being more common than anyone younger requesting a facelift. One study in the early 2000s of a group of women and men with a median age of 57 revealed that on average, they believed around 12 years was taken off their appearance.
Nowadays, more and more women are seeking out surgical facelifts as young as their late 30s. Often, they choose to keep scheduling more procedures every five or ten years after that, electing to do a series of smaller corrections to keep their look consistent.
Facelifts and other lifts
Dr. DiGeronimo offers a variety of surgical procedures to help you keep your face fresh and younger looking. You can combine treatments to address your own “problem areas” and enjoy up to a decade of lasting youthfulness from each procedure you choose:
- Rhytidectomy, the traditional facelift known for addressing facial sagging
- Lower rhytidectomy, also known as a mini facelift, addressing the lower half ot the face
- Neck lift, focusing on the sagging skin below the jawline
- Eyelid lift, to tighten either the upper or lower eyelids
- Brow lift, to correct frown lines, worry lines, or crow’s-feet
Ready to take years off of your appearance? You can easily schedule your consultation with Dr. DiGeronimo today by giving us a call or requesting an appointment online.