What Is the Best Age for a Facelift?

The condition of your skin plays a tremendous role in projecting a vibrant, youthful facial appearance. However, decades of sun exposure, gravity, and the daily stresses of life can accelerate the aging process, and lead to the onset of fine lines and wrinkles. Over time, these can develop into permanent facial folds and creases.

A facelift, medically referred to as rhytidectomy, is performed to improve the visible signs of aging in the face and neck. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ronald Schuster offers a variety of advanced facelift techniques to tighten loose skin, smooth wrinkles, lift underlying tissue and restore lost volume to facial areas that need it.

Is There an Ideal Age for a Facelift?

A before and after image of one of Dr. Schuster's Baltimore facelift patientsSimply put: no. Because everyone ages differently, there is no specific age that is most ideal to have facelift surgery. In many instances, women and men in their 40s, 50s, and 60s are excellent candidates for facelift surgery. However, as long as you are in stable health and meet the criteria for surgery, age isn’t a factor. Generally speaking, if you experience signs of aging that are too severe to be corrected with non-surgical treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic or dermal fillers, a facelift may be appropriate.

Rather than focusing on a specific age, look for the following signs of aging when considering the best time to seek a facelift:

  • Deep folds or creases around your nose or mouth
  • Sagging skin and fat on the face
  • Jowls
  • “Turkey neck” or double chin
  • Banding in the neck

The best way to determine if a facelift or other facial plastic surgery procedure is right for you is to meet personally with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ronald Schuster in a confidential consultation at our office. During your initial consult, Dr. Schuster will examine your facial condition, explain all of your treatment options, and recommend the approach that best achieves your individual goals.

Your Choice of Facial Plastic Surgeon Matters

When considering cosmetic surgery on an area as important and visible as your face, choosing the right plastic surgeon is the single most important decision you will make. Dr. Ronald Schuster is a fellowship-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon who has helped countless women and men attain elegant, natural-looking facelift results over the course of his decades-long career.

While he has built a reputation for excellence in the full spectrum of surgical and non-surgical procedures, facial cosmetic surgery is a particular area of expertise for Dr. Schuster. He is highly-skilled in performing nearly every type of facelift procedure, and is committed to helping you find the ideal solution for your unique facial qualities and desired outcome. Depending on your individual needs, Dr. Schuster may recommend:

  • Composite facelift
  • Deep Plane facelift
  • Vertical SMAS facelift
  • Short Scar facelift
  • Mid-face lift
  • Browlift
  • Chin surgery
  • Fat grafting

When you choose Dr. Schuster, you are choosing the highest levels of knowledge, skill, safety, and quality. He will design a treatment plan that is customized to meet your specific goals. Please visit our before and after gallery to see examples of his exceptional results.

Contact Our Baltimore Facelift Surgeon

If you are considering a facelift in Baltimore, or the surrounding areas of Maryland, contact us today online or at 410-902-9800 to arrange a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ronald Schuster. We look forward to meeting you!



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