Facelift surgery is not new, nor is it uncommon. This procedure has long been sought by people “of a certain age.” That age has often been sometime after mid-life; sometime around 55 to 65 or even older. This timing is not wrong, per se. Dr. Krummen often consults with patients in this age group. However, since the early 2000s, the general approach to cosmetic aging has changed quite a bit. This shift began with the development of injectables.
Botox, the first injectable cosmetic to be introduced, gained traction relatively quickly. Shortly after people began softening wrinkles with Botox, they had the option of also adding dermal filler injections to their anti-aging regimen. These treatments have seemingly become the new norm. However, they have not eliminated the value of facelift surgery. This procedure has remained popular and beneficial despite innovations in aesthetic medicine. Younger patients are seeking facelifts more frequently today than in the past. Here, we discuss two reasons why.
A skilled plastic surgeon has techniques to successfully correct the signs of aging and achieve natural-looking results, so we’re not saying that a person who has a facelift later in life will look unnatural after their procedure. One reason that facelift surgery is popular among forty- and fifty-somethings is that the early correction of facial deflation can achieve subtler improvements. The younger patient looks refreshed but doesn’t look like they’ve had work done.
A Revived Professional Image
It is between the age of 45 and 55 when many people reach the peak of their professional careers. Conversely, this is also a time in life when some people are starting over in a whole new field. In either situation, the professional image leads the way. A person’s character, ethics, and motivation are interpreted through their appearance. The benefit of a facelift is not limited to looking younger. This procedure also boosts professional image to maintain that competitive edge that is needed for long-term success.
Age is a minor factor in deciding to have a facelift. The primary factors are the degree of aging that occurred and your cosmetic goals. To schedule your facelift consultation in our Cincinnati office, call (513) 985-0850.