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What Is the Best Age to Get a Face Lift

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Wrinkles, crows feet and sagging skin are some of the common signs of ageing that both men and women experience. With some of us noticing these signs as early as our 20s, it’s no wonder that facelift surgery in Sydney is one of the most popular procedures. However, most individuals who undergo the surgery do so even though they might not really need it yet. Knowing the right age for a facelift can greatly improve its results. Artiste Plastic Surgery explains more:

The Best Age for a Facelift

What is the Best Age to Get a Facelift?

While there is no one right number when it comes to facelift surgery, doing so too early can be quite useless, as the effects of ageing would only get worse as you get older, thus requiring a repeat treatment. That said, doing so too late is also not ideal. This is because a facelift aims to preserve and maintain your face, so undergoing one in your 60s might end up with extremely noticeable results.

  • Age 40+ – Patients that undergo a facelift in their early-to-mid forties generally get better, longer-lasting results than those who do so when they are much older. At Artiste Plastic Surgery, we would recommend undergoing one of our skin rejuvenation packages along with a facelift to further improve the results.
  • Age 50+ – For patients in this age range, we recommend a different set of surgeries and facelift in Sydney to restore a youthful appearance. For instance, along with our facelift, we recommend you undergo our neck lift surgery as well to produce more aesthetically pleasing results.

What are the Common Signs of Ageing That a Facelift Addresses?

A facelift can be done for several reasons, but some of the most common are:

Loose or Sagging Skin

One of the most noticeable differences in a patient’s facelift surgery before and after results is the improve tightness of the skin. As your skin loses elasticity, it results in wrinkles and sagging skin along your face and neck. A successful surgery, along with a neck lift, can improve the appearance of loose skin, creating a more youthful face.

Loss of Facial Volume

Another effect of ageing is the loss of fat from your face. This results in a hollowed and exhausted looking appearance. Undergoing a facelift will not only tighten your skin, but with proper fat grafting, it can restore your face’s volume, resulting in a more refreshed appearance.

Sagging Jowls

Jowls are formed as a result of the loss of volume on your face and the sagging skin. A facelift can remove the appearance of jowls as it can tighten, tone and sculpt sagging skin, giving you a more defined face.

Facial Shape Changes

All the signs of ageing mentioned above can cause the face to lose its youthful shape. Female patients with a heart-shaped face notice that their face shape becomes less elegant and boxier as their skin sags. Using advanced surgical techniques, Artiste Plastic Surgery can help create a more youthful facial shape for our patients.

Considering the facelift cost and recovery time, you would want to undergo the surgery at the optimal age to get the best results. Artiste Plastic Surgery, one of the best facelift surgeon in Sydney, can help you achieve optimal results on your surgery. Schedule a consultation with our professional team today to find out if a facelift is right for you!

Disclaimer: At Artiste Plastic Surgery, our Plastic Surgeons led by Dr Jack Zoumaras have been trained to the highest possible degree. All surgery has risks and it is always advised to get a second opinion. Risks are very real and we cannot guarantee any result. Results are illustrated as a guide only. All risks are managed and any need for revision surgery or complications (1-5%) can be managed by our specialist plastic surgeons.

Any statements on how you will feel is based on Level V Evidence:

Level V:  How you will feel after plastic surgery varies between individuals, depending on psychological and physical factors. Our internal research is based on how patients in our practice feel after surgery.

The blogs are not a substitute for a medical consultation and do not form as part of the doctor to patient relationship.


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