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At what age should a woman have a facelift?
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Dr. Bruce Genter
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Age for facelift
Facial aging can bother a person at varying ages.
Mild aging can be treated non-surgically with skin care, botox, and filler injections. As aging progresses, procedures like mini-facelift, neck lift, or full facelift (with/without brow and eyes) become more appropriate. Consultation with a plastic surgeon will allow you to discuss your concerns to create the most appropriate treatment plan.

In brief: Age for facelift
Facial aging can bother a person at varying ages.
Mild aging can be treated non-surgically with skin care, botox, and filler injections. As aging progresses, procedures like mini-facelift, neck lift, or full facelift (with/without brow and eyes) become more appropriate. Consultation with a plastic surgeon will allow you to discuss your concerns to create the most appropriate treatment plan.
Dr. Bruce Genter
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Age for facelift
There is no specific age to have a facelift.
Truly it depends on the patient's individual anatomy and surgical goals. Have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon to determine what procedure is best for you.

In brief: Age for facelift
There is no specific age to have a facelift.
Truly it depends on the patient's individual anatomy and surgical goals. Have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon to determine what procedure is best for you.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Babak Azizzadeh
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Ideal Facelift Age
It actually all depends on the aging process, genetics, and your desires.
While younger patients do well because they have better skin elasticity, there is really no ideal age for a woman to have a facelift. More on facelift procedures here: http://www.Facialplastics.Info/facelift.Html.

In brief: Ideal Facelift Age
It actually all depends on the aging process, genetics, and your desires.
While younger patients do well because they have better skin elasticity, there is really no ideal age for a woman to have a facelift. More on facelift procedures here: http://www.Facialplastics.Info/facelift.Html.
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh
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Dr. Brock Ridenour
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Trend is younger
Facial aging often becomes entrenched by the mid 40’s and early 50’s.
When facelift surgery is performed in the early stages of aging, the result often appears more natural and lasts significantly longer because younger patients possess more ample facial fat, better bone structure and superior elasticity of the skin and soft tissues. That said, age is only one important factor in the decision.

In brief: Trend is younger
Facial aging often becomes entrenched by the mid 40’s and early 50’s.
When facelift surgery is performed in the early stages of aging, the result often appears more natural and lasts significantly longer because younger patients possess more ample facial fat, better bone structure and superior elasticity of the skin and soft tissues. That said, age is only one important factor in the decision.
Dr. Brock Ridenour
Dr. Brock Ridenour
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: When she wants it
This is not an easy answer. Individuals age differently.
Some 40 year olds look like 50 year olds and vice versa. Facelifts tend to correct lax skin and subcutaneous facial structures. They do not alter skin texture or do they necessarily restore facial volume. Therefore facelifts can be performed at any age where there is sufficiently lax skin to justify the surgery.

In brief: When she wants it
This is not an easy answer. Individuals age differently.
Some 40 year olds look like 50 year olds and vice versa. Facelifts tend to correct lax skin and subcutaneous facial structures. They do not alter skin texture or do they necessarily restore facial volume. Therefore facelifts can be performed at any age where there is sufficiently lax skin to justify the surgery.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Marc Yune
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No particular age
A common question with a basic answer. No age is the "right age".
I basically advise my patients that when it bothers you enough, that is the right time. An easy test is what we all do in the mirror. Pulling up the cheeks and neck with the hands roughly demonstrates what a facelift achieves. Marc yune, md www.Aestheticspecialtycentre.Com.

In brief: No particular age
A common question with a basic answer. No age is the "right age".
I basically advise my patients that when it bothers you enough, that is the right time. An easy test is what we all do in the mirror. Pulling up the cheeks and neck with the hands roughly demonstrates what a facelift achieves. Marc yune, md www.Aestheticspecialtycentre.Com.
Dr. Marc Yune
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Age is unimportant
A facelift is designed to correct certain signs of aging, and is not restricted to any age group.
A good facelift will address sagging in the neck and jowl area, and get some improvement in the mid face areas as well. It can be combined with other procedures. Seek consultation with a qualified facial plastic surgeon to get the best recommendations for your areas of concern. Best wishes.

In brief: Age is unimportant
A facelift is designed to correct certain signs of aging, and is not restricted to any age group.
A good facelift will address sagging in the neck and jowl area, and get some improvement in the mid face areas as well. It can be combined with other procedures. Seek consultation with a qualified facial plastic surgeon to get the best recommendations for your areas of concern. Best wishes.
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: At whichever age
The presence of jowls, deep folds, sagging cheeks and loose skin of the neck become enough of a concern for the patient that they're willing and able to go through the process.

In brief: At whichever age
The presence of jowls, deep folds, sagging cheeks and loose skin of the neck become enough of a concern for the patient that they're willing and able to go through the process.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It depends
Smaller procedures can be done early (40s) such as fat injections or mini face lifts.
These can help prevent aging and avoid major procedures for a longer time. Full face lifts are usually done at the ages of 55+ and can improve your appearance by 10-15 years.

In brief: It depends
Smaller procedures can be done early (40s) such as fat injections or mini face lifts.
These can help prevent aging and avoid major procedures for a longer time. Full face lifts are usually done at the ages of 55+ and can improve your appearance by 10-15 years.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Henry Mentz
Cosmetic Surgery
In brief: Age for a facelift
The twenties are too early for a facelift, but there can be exceptions.
If considering plastic surgery, I recommend finding a board certified plastic surgeon who does at least 100 facelifts per year and make an appointment for consultation.

In brief: Age for a facelift
The twenties are too early for a facelift, but there can be exceptions.
If considering plastic surgery, I recommend finding a board certified plastic surgeon who does at least 100 facelifts per year and make an appointment for consultation.
Dr. Henry Mentz
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: No definite age
There is no defined age at which a woman should have a facelift.
Facelifts have been performed in women (and men) ages 35 to 65 and older. More critical considerations for facelift include medical conditions that may impact anesthesia and healing after surgery, such as smoking, being on a blood thinner, or keloid formation, as well as expectations of what a facelift can achieve.

In brief: No definite age
There is no defined age at which a woman should have a facelift.
Facelifts have been performed in women (and men) ages 35 to 65 and older. More critical considerations for facelift include medical conditions that may impact anesthesia and healing after surgery, such as smoking, being on a blood thinner, or keloid formation, as well as expectations of what a facelift can achieve.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
In brief: Depends
Some patients get less invasive mini facelifts at a younger age to avoid ever seeming to age.
Some women wait until aging is more pronounced to consider surgery. Get a consultation to see what is right for you!

In brief: Depends
Some patients get less invasive mini facelifts at a younger age to avoid ever seeming to age.
Some women wait until aging is more pronounced to consider surgery. Get a consultation to see what is right for you!
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: When desired, but...
Please be aware that facelift is a vague term, and usually only rejuvenates the face from the lower eyelid to the base of the neck.
Facelifts are not permanent; they last from 5-15 years or more--shorter time in older patients and patients with sun damaged skin. Average age in my patients is about 52: see a board certified plastic or facial plastic surgeon to investigate your best options.

In brief: When desired, but...
Please be aware that facelift is a vague term, and usually only rejuvenates the face from the lower eyelid to the base of the neck.
Facelifts are not permanent; they last from 5-15 years or more--shorter time in older patients and patients with sun damaged skin. Average age in my patients is about 52: see a board certified plastic or facial plastic surgeon to investigate your best options.
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Varies enormously!
In my opinion, the best candidates for facelifts look older than their chronological age (40 years old, but look 50, for example).
The next best candidates look older than they feel (50 years old, looks 50, but feels 40!) some patients prefer more frequent, subtle procedures so no one notices; others want a more dramatic result so they "get their money's worth!".

In brief: Varies enormously!
In my opinion, the best candidates for facelifts look older than their chronological age (40 years old, but look 50, for example).
The next best candidates look older than they feel (50 years old, looks 50, but feels 40!) some patients prefer more frequent, subtle procedures so no one notices; others want a more dramatic result so they "get their money's worth!".
Dr. Steven Harris
Dr. Steven Harris
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