Is It Time Yet? What’s The Best Age For A Facelift Or Dermal Fillers

john park plastic surgery Is It Time Yet What’s The Best Age For A Facelift Or Dermal Fillers

Is It Time Yet? What’s The Best Age For A Facelift Or Dermal Fillers

Is It Time For A Facelift?

The signs of aging can be almost non-existent for some people. However, for most, the effects are undeniable. Wrinkles, fine lines, volume loss, and sagging skin create a look and feel that’s not reflective of what’s inside. Some people can’t help but look in the mirror and pull up the sides of the face, wondering if the time has come for a facelift or fillers. Age plays a major factor in deciding on facelifts and fillers, and a cosmetic surgeon can help make that decision.

All about facelifts

The medical term for a facelift is rhytidectomy, a cosmetic surgical procedure to provide a more youthful facial appearance. Typically performed by a plastic surgeon, this surgery is used to reposition tissue and fat to give the impression of tighter skin. This procedure is excellent for severe wrinkles, sagging skin, jowls, and visible signs of aging. The surgeon can perform additional services like neck lifts, eyelifts or rhinoplasty to maximize the results.

Fill it up

Fillers are non-surgical injectable compounds meant to add volume while addressing mild to moderate signs of aging. These injectables consist of natural compounds like hyaluronic acid or poly-l-lactic acid. Fillers are great for plumping lips, cheeks, and the lower face. Fillers are great for patients trying to reverse the signs of aging without surgery. However, facelifts will provide more visible results compared to fillers.

What’s the best age for fillers?

Injectable fillers have a wider age range than facelifts. Fillers are excellent preventative treatments for patients younger than 40. Between 30 and 40, patients tend to see minor wrinkles, crow’s feet, and bunny lines. Fillers help to clear up those signs and prevent future wrinkles. Patients age 40 – 50 are the best candidates for fillers. These patients will see more prominent wrinkles, loss of volume, and initial signs of sagging skin.

What’s the best age for facelifts?

The deep lines, sagging skin, and folds are a direct result of aging. These signs pop up well past the age of 50. Therefore, facelifts are often recommended for patients in their 50s and 60s. Recently, patients in the mid to late 40s have opted for facelifts due to accelerated signs of aging. Everyone ages differently. If previous anti-aging treatments fail, a surgeon may recommend facelifts at an earlier age.

Trust your plastic surgeon

The signs of aging can happen sooner based on a skincare regimen, diet, and harsh environments. Patients as young as the mid-thirties to forties would benefit from fillers. With age, wrinkles and sagging skin becomes more defined. At that point, usually from the mid-forties and beyond, facelifts bring more accelerated results. A board-certified cosmetic surgeon can best advise potential patients of the best procedure based on individual aging concerns.

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