When it Comes to Facelifts, Age is just a Number
It’s a question we get asked all the time: “How old should I be before I start considering having a facelift?” The truth is, your age has little to nothing to do with where you actually sit on the aging spectrum. What truly ages you is a combination of environmental and lifestyle factors and genetics. People who live in the “sunbelt” regions of the US tend to display characteristics of aging earlier and more pronounced than those who live in cooler climates and spend less time in the sun. People who smoke obviously tend to age faster and more dramatically than those who do not smoke. People who tend to stay on the lower side of the ideal BMI for their body type can often look older than others in their age range because low body fat composition can make a person who is thin look older. When deciding to have a facelift you should really ask yourself what is it about your appearance that makes you feel as though you look or feel older than you are. The advanced technology and techniques at our disposal today makes the ‘old school’ facelift seem pretty obsolete. So, if you’re considering a face lift don’t let the number of candles on the cake inform your decision. Only you and your doctor can make a determination if a facelift is right for you based on where you actually sit on the aging spectrum and what kind of aging is physically present.