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Is There a “Best” Age for Facelift Surgery?


The eventual manifestation of wrinkles, sagging skin, volume loss, and/or various other signs of facial aging is something every individual experiences. In spite of their inevitability, these aesthetic concerns don’t always become evident for everyone at the same point in time due to differences in lifestyle choices, environmental elements, genetic makeup, and several additional factors unique to each person. Furthermore, the popularity of non-surgical treatments like facials and cosmetic injectables is steadily on the rise, helping many women and men fight off initial aging symptoms for a number of years.

For these reasons, there is not a particular age that’s considered “best” for undergoing facelift surgery. In actuality, it’s not uncommon for one person in their late 40s to be considered a good candidate for a facelift while another individual of the same age would be better suited for a less extensive option. The same holds true for people ranging from their 30s to their 60s and beyond—everything depends on how the combination of factors mentioned earlier have impacted one’s skin and muscle tissues over time.

If you are interested in treating signs of facial aging but not sure if facelift surgery would be right for you at this time, please feel free to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons at the Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery. After a comprehensive physical exam and thorough conversation regarding your aesthetic desires, your doctor can identify the most suitable treatment for your unique needs and goals.

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