Jeffrey Kenkel, MD, FACS
1801 Inwood Road
5th Floor
Dallas, TX 75390
(214) 645-3112
Specializing in Cosmetic Surgery
of the Face, Breast & Body
(214) 645-3112 Dallas, Texas

What’s the Right Age for a Facelift?

Question:  When is the best time to consider a facelift?

Answer:  I tell my Dallas facelift patients that there is no ideal age to have any surgical procedure. In general, smaller, earlier changes are not perceived by patients or their friends as a “surgical change” and look more natural. This means when a patient feels like they are losing volume in their face and they perceive a jowl and loose skin in their neck, consideration could be given to contemplate surgery. We can assess patients and clinically analyze them to determine what their options are both from a surgical perspective as well as review any non-operative options there may be.

The aging process is completely unique to each person, so you likely won’t age the same way as your friends or family members do. Both lifestyle and genetic factors play roles in determining how and when you begin to show signs of aging. While some people are eligible for facelift surgery in their late 40s or early 50s, others can delay surgery until their 60s or beyond. When fillers and other nonsurgical options can no longer offer the type of results you want, you may be a good candidate for surgery.

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