Facelift surgery is known to help patients look up to 10 years younger. While a facelift can provide stunning, dramatic and life changing results, realistic expectations are an important part of the process. Although likely a primary reason, age is not the only factor when considering facelift surgery. For optimal results, the best candidates for surgery are usually between the ages of 40 to 60 years old but it is possible for patients to be older. Aging impacts people to different degrees for a variety of reasons including genetics, diet, skincare, ethnicity and other factors. Age is but a number after all and other considerations such as smoking habits, cardiovascular function and overall health will determine the likelihood of any complications during surgery. 

Candidates for a facelift need to meet certain criteria prior to surgery. One of these will be the ability to undergo the stress and duration of the surgical procedure including the anesthesia and recovery. Studies regarding facelift results with women of varying ages have shown that candidates over the age of 60 generally had the same complication rate as their younger counterparts. Ultimately the doctor’s clearance regarding a clean bill of health for withstanding surgery without complications will determine eligibility. 

Facelift surgery is designed to improve visible signs of aging on the face and neck. Typical signs include sagging skin and excess wrinkles especially in the lower face and jowls. Although there are no strict requirements regarding age limit, a patient does need enough flexible skin for maximum success. 

To find out if facelift surgery is right for you, no matter your age, THE CENTER for Advanced Dermatology invites you to come in for a full evaluation of facial anatomy, physical health, and what you hope to achieve with surgery. Book your consultation today by calling 602-867-7546 or filling out our patient request form here at WEBSITE. Let us help guide you to achieving the most natural results possible, no matter your age.