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What is the Best Age for A Facelift?

With so many people now living well into their nineties, finding ways to look as young as you feel goes without saying. Unfortunately, even with the healthiest of lifestyles, the natural aging process still happens.

As we get older, one of the first places to show signs of aging is our faces. From hollowness under the eyes to premature jowl formation, your face can give the impression that you’re older than you feel. For this reason, many people consider their options for a facelift at some point. If you’ve been considering a facelift but aren’t sure if now is the right time, then make sure to discuss your plans with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Here are some things to consider as you schedule your consultation.

When is the best time to have a facelift?

If you eat right and exercise regularly but are now starting to see the first signs of aging, you may be considering when the best time is to have a facelift. When it comes to knowing the right time, everyone is different. While it’s true we all go through the same aging process, not everyone does at the same rate based on different factors. Some people may experience premature aging while others look 40 when they’re approaching 60. This means that your actual age matters less than the degree of aging you’re experiencing.

Suitable Candidates

While most people are suitable candidates in their 50s and 60s, it’s important not to have a facelift too early. If done too early, you may end up needing repeat surgical intervention to maintain your results. However, with so many minimally-invasive ways to boost volume, tighten skin, and reduce signs of aging, it’s now possible to put off the need for a facelift. As effective as these modalities are, though, they’re not permanent and do require repeat treatment.

In addition to being in overall good health, there are specific signs of aging that may indicate it’s time to consider a facelift. Although not inclusive, some of the most common signs are:

  • Premature jowl formation
  • Loss of jaw contour
  • Excessive fatty deposits und
  • Loss of mid-face volume

Types of Facelifts

The type of appropriate facelift procedure will vary from patient to patient. Some patients only require a lower facelift while others may need a traditional facelift to achieve their aesthetic goals. Dr. Zuliani will discuss your best options during a consultation.

Traditional Facelift

A traditional facelift lifts the midface and neck, repositioning loose skin and tightening the muscle underneath.  Dr. Zuliani performs both Deep Plane and SMAS Flap facelifts and will determine which is right for you during your consultation.

Mini Facelift

A mini facelift is intended for patients who aren’t yet ready for a full facelift, and targets problem areas in the lower face. It helps to recreate a contoured jawline and tighten the area under the chin, neck and jowl area.

Neck Lift

A neck lift focuses on tightening the skin in the neck area, removing excess fat, and corseting platysmal muscles.

Z Lightning Lift

The Z Lightning Lift is Dr. Zuliani’s innovative, customizable facelift that is performed in-office.  During your consultation, he will be able to determine if this is the right option for you.

Schedule a Consultation

While there’s no right or wrong answer, knowing the right time to have a facelift does vary. If you’re considering a facelift but aren’t sure if it’s the right time, contact Zuliani Facial Aesthetics. Dr. Zuliani approaches each patient’s concerns with an open mind and a sharp eye. Together, you can create a treatment plan with our best facial rejuvenation options. To get started, we invite you to contact us by calling or filling out our online form.