Men and women are always wondering whether they’re too young or too old for a facelift for many reasons. If you get a facelift at a younger age, people wonder: Will my results last? Will people know I’ve had work done? And on the other hand, if you’re considering a facelift at an advanced age, people think: Will my results be flattering? Will it make much of a difference? Will I recover well?
Dr. Max Pekarev is very serious about being upfront and honest with every one of his patients, which is why he has chosen to address this commonly asked question in this blog. Keep reading, and we will discuss more about the facelift procedure and when you should consider having it performed.
The Facelift Procedure
At MP Plastic Surgery, Dr. Max Pekarev will customize every facelift procedure to fit the specific needs of each individual patient. When you visit with him during your initial consultation, he will fully evaluate your face, talk to you about the areas of your face you’re most concerned about, answer any questions you may have, and work with you to develop a treatment plan that will best achieve your desired goals.
To perform the facelift procedure, Dr. Max Pekarev will create small incisions within your hairline and behind your ear. This placement will ensure they remain unseen by onlookers. After making these incisions, he will get to work:
- Tightening the underlying muscles and facial tissues
- Removing excess skin
- Smoothing and tightening the neck tissues
- Gently repositioning the remaining skin
To achieve smooth, natural-looking results, Dr. Max Pekarev will carefully manipulate the different layers of your face to create a firm contour without over-tightening the skin. His experience, knowledge, and artistic eye help achieve this goal every time.
The “Ideal” Age for a Facelift
In truth, there is no specific ideal age for a facelift. It will depend on how quickly your face is aging, how frustrated you are with the signs of aging you see on your face, and your ideal aesthetic goals. If your genetics or lifestyle has caused you to age beyond your years and you’re only in your 40s, then your 40s are the ideal age to have a facelift. If you have aged well and don’t feel like you need a facelift until you hit your 70s, then your 70s are the ideal age to have a facelift.
Instead of focusing on your age, Dr. Max Pekarev suggests his patients consider the following signs of aging and how they have affected you physically and mentally:
- Jowls (“turkey neck”)
- Sagging cheeks
- Loose, wrinkled skin on the neck
- Deep lines around the mouth and nose
If you are concerned about other facial signs of aging on the upper third of your face, such as puffy eyelids or a sagging brow, talk to Dr. Max Pekarev about including a brow lift or eyelid surgery when you have your facelift. This combination procedure is common and provides the most rejuvenated results for patients.
You’ll Know When You’re Ready
The only person who can know if it’s time you had a facelift is you, and only you. Dr. Max Pekarev believes in fully educating his patients and providing the information they need to make the best decision for their personal goals.
If you’d like him to evaluate the signs of aging on your face and give you his recommendation, call his office today at (817) 529-9199 to schedule your initial facelift consultation.