What Age Is Best for a Facelift?

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Everyone experiences the natural process of aging a little differently. As a result, the ideal age for any anti-aging procedure, including facelift surgery, will vary from person to person. As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Neal Goldberg has performed this procedure on individuals in their 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond. What makes someone a good candidate is determined by their unique anatomic indicators and cosmetic goals.

Facelift surgery is designed to lift sagging skin and other soft tissues and address skin laxity on the face (and often the neck as well). If your concerns are too mild for a facelift, or if another technique would provide better results, Dr. Goldberg may suggest another treatment. In the event your symptoms can be improved with this procedure, your health—but not necessarily your age—will be a primary consideration. Being in good general health is far more important than how many birthday candles you’ve blown out.

Many factors can play a role in how quickly or slowly you age. Genetics, environmental influences, and lifestyle habits (such as smoking or tanning), can affect how rapidly you develop common signs of aging. If you’re hesitant to undergo a surgical procedure and your concerns can be addressed with minimally invasive methods, we will develop a customized treatment plan with your wishes and goals in mind. Dr. Goldberg will provide honest feedback and guide you in your decision-making. Ultimately, the final choice will always be yours. To learn more about facelift surgery, we encourage to check out our facelift FAQs page or contact us today.

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