The idea that facelifts are for really old people is no longer the case. People who’s skin has begun to droop and sag but who still have decent skin elasticity and good facial bone structure are opting to undergo minor facelift procedures. About 90% of facelift patients are primarily women. Regardless of the disproportionate differences of male to female facelift patients, the facelift is still one of the more popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for both sexes.
Recent studies have shown the age percentages of people having facelifts are the following:
- 1% for patients under the age of 35
- 29% for patients between the ages of 35 through 50
- 53% for patients between the ages of 51 through 64
- 17% for patients 65 and older
There are things to consider before you have a facelift procedure.
It is important to know that people with good skin elasticity usually have better results than those that don’t. While the natural tendency is for people to lose their skin elasticity as they age, there are many factors that can contribute to it’s acceleration, including; smoking, drinking excessively and extreme exposures to the natural elements like sun and wind over the course of one’s life.
It is also important that a person who desires to have a facelift is in good health. This will ensure they heal faster and have an easier time during their recovery.
A facelift can help you return to a more youthful appearance and it can also help you improve your self-confidence.
The draw back is that a facelift patient should have realistic expectations about their surgical outcomes before they undergo any surgery.
At Face & Body Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park can help you make an informed decision on whether a facelift would be best for you. Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park have over 30 years combined experience with the latest facelift procedures and have perfected the Natural Uplift – facelift. You can view many of their results by clicking on the following thumbnail.