When you think of getting a facelift, you probably picture patients who are in their mid-40s or older. Having a facelift at 35 could seem a bit extreme. However, many women and men are becoming more comfortable with the idea of cosmetic surgery at a younger age – and a facelift is one of the first procedures that comes to their mind.
So, why is the younger generation already thinking about improving their facial appearance through cosmetic surgery? The motivations are not too difficult to understand.
Techniques Have Drastically Improved
Facelifts today are not your grandma’s facelift, when surgeons would merely lift the skin and pull it tight. We can all picture the unnatural, “wind-tunnel” look that resulted from that approach. Now, board-certified plastic surgeons are employing advanced technology to reshape underlying tissue and bone. They use smaller incisions to tighten muscle and restore lost volume. The results are long-lasting and natural-looking.
Age is becoming less of an essential factor in the decision to have a facelift. Doctors are telling their patients to look in the mirror, not at the calendar. Some people are genetically inclined to have sagging cheeks and droopy jowls, and it doesn’t matter whether they’re 66 or 33.
Should You Delay a Facelift?
Many people choose alternative treatments to facelifts like injectable treatments or dermal fillers, administered by our nurse injectors Angela Goodwin and Megan Spivey. Or, they might look to turn back the clock on facial aging with laser skin resurfacing, provided by our Aesthetician, Griffin. Though these treatments are excellent options, sometimes a facelift makes more sense, regardless of the patient’s age.
Cost may be another reason to wait. Non-surgical facial improvements are less expensive and offer excellent results. But as good as the outcomes are, they are temporary, and will need touch-up treatments that will increase the cost.
Having a facelift early may save you money in the long run. While it can’t halt the passage of time, a facelift can provide dramatic long-term results that you can choose to enhance later with non-surgical treatments. And, with the advent of less invasive facelift techniques like the short-scar approach and the La Petite lift, you have more surgical options to make you look wonderful in your mid-30s and for the rest of your life.
Why Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville?
Doctors who understand the aging process from a personal and professional position are our board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Melinda Haws and Dr. Mary Gingrass. They look at cosmetic improvement from a medical perspective and a woman’s point of view. Their priority is to help all their clients look their best and age gracefully, in a stress-free environment supported by a professional staff.
For a personalized consultation, contact Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville to arrange a visit with one of our plastic surgeons or aesthetic providers.