How Young is Too Young for a Facelift?

  • January 25, 2019

Due to his experience as a board-certified cosmetic surgeon specializing in facial rejuvenation, many potential patients come to Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt’s Denver practice asking the same question: “Am I the right age to get a facelift?” In reality, the answer to that query varies for everyone. Two people of the same age may have made different life choices, such as smoking, sun exposure, or the use of moisturizer, or have genetic traits like overly oily or dry skin, that lead them to experience various signs of aging earlier or later in life.

If you’ve begun to be concerned about the hallmarks of aging, such as sagging skin and wrinkles, you could be an excellent candidate for a facelift to help turn back the hands of time – especially if you’re over the age of 40 and still have plenty of skin elasticity to achieve optimal results. However, a facelift is a highly customizable procedure, and the best way to determine if it’s right for you is an in-person evaluation with Dr. Schmidt.

Are You a Good Facelift Candidate?

If you’re considering a facelift, the key factor in determining your readiness isn’t how many candles were on your birthday cake this year – it’s your appearance, and how that appearance makes you feel about yourself. A facelift might be right for you if you have:

  • Skin laxity on your lower face and neck
  • Sagging
  • Volume loss in your cheeks
  • Wrinkles in your mid- and lower face
  • Jowls or a “turkey neck”
  • Decreased self-esteem stemming from looking older than you feel

Overall, the best candidates for a facelift are women and men in good physical health who have adequate skin elasticity and realistic expectations for what this surgery can help them accomplish.

Your Surgical Options

Facelift surgery is not a cookie-cutter procedure. Dr. Schmidt will tailor your procedure based on your unique facial anatomy, as well as the extent of your aging and what you are hoping to achieve. As a facelift specialist, Dr. Schmidt offers full facelifts, as well as mini facelifts and facelift revision surgery.

During your consultation appointment, he will recommend the best route for you, based on your areas of concern. After meeting with you in person, Dr. Schmidt might even help you decide you would be better off choosing to get a different surgical procedure instead, such as a cheek augmentation or eyelid lift.

Revitalize Your Look Without Surgery

A facelift is an excellent option for people who want long-lasting improvements to the common signs of aging, but it isn’t the right choice for every patient. For people with busy lifestyles who want to refresh their appearance with less downtime and disruption to their daily routine, Schmidt Facial Plastic Surgery offers many non-surgical and minimally invasive options, including chemical peels, dermabrasion, injectable dermal fillers, laser skin resurfacing, and neuromodulators like BOTOX® and Xeomin®.

The Best Ways to Reverse Aging

When it comes to getting a facelift, age is only a number. It’s not about how old you are — it’s about what’s best for you. If you want to turn back the clock on nagging signs of aging, call Schmidt Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation. It could be time for a facelift, or Dr. Schmidt may recommend an alternative procedure, based on what will help you achieve outstanding, natural-looking results. Whatever your case, we can help you achieve rejuvenation that makes you look as youthful on the outside as you feel on the inside.



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