The Best Age to Get a Facelift

Posted on November 30, 2023 in Facelift by Lewisburg Team

Getting a facelift can be a huge decision for you. While it’s always a personal decision, you might have some confusion about when a facelift is appropriate for you. One of the typical questions you might have in mind is what age you must be before you should undergo the procedure.

Are You Too Young or Too Old for a Facelift?

No two people are the same, so each individual’s needs may be different. This means that while one person decides to get a facelift when they are on the younger side, the next might wait until they’re two decades older. It all comes down to personal choice, the condition of your skin, lifestyle factors, and genetics. For example, someone younger who has spent a great deal of time out in the sun to tan is more likely to develop premature wrinkles. This would make them a good candidate for a facelift at a younger age.

Although there is no “ideal” age to get a facelift, individuals over 40 can benefit from the procedure. At this point, you may still have good elasticity to undergo the surgery and enjoy the best possible results from it. However, that’s not to say that those in their fifties or even older can’t enjoy excellent results. If you’re in good overall health and take care of your skin, you should be pleased with your facelift.

Typically, the maximum results of a facelift last from seven to 10 years. Afterward, you may want to get a refresher procedure.

Non-Surgical Procedures You Might Want to Consider

If you’re unsure about whether you want surgery to achieve a more youthful look, you can consider non-surgical cosmetic procedures. These facial procedures aim to rejuvenate your skin and take years off your appearance.

Procedures Appropriate Based on Age

Depending on your age, you might want to hold off on getting a facelift. Instead, you can get non-surgical cosmetic procedures to touch up the look of your face. After all, you can always choose to get a facelift as you grow older.

Procedures for Your Thirties

The following are good options for people in their mid to late thirties:

Dermal fillers

Injectable treatments, including Juvéderm, can fill in areas lacking volume.

Botox or Dysport

These neuromodulators are ideal if you wish to soften milder wrinkles and frown lines.

Lip filler

Lip filler can eliminate the appearance of finer lip lines and wrinkles around the mouth and add volume while smoothing the skin.


Microneedling helps to smooth out the skin and reduce the appearance of imperfections such as scars.


Kybella sculpts the neck to reduce the appearance of a double chin.


Dermabrasion is ideal to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Facial Procedures for Your Forties

If you prefer a facelift, the following are good facial procedures for those in their forties:

Facelift or Neck lift

A facelift or neck lift can address sagging jowls, skin laxity issues, and facial sagging.

Procedures for Your Fifties

The following procedures are good for patients in their fifties or older:

Refresher or Secondary Facelift

This can improve upon the results of your original procedure.

Pan Facial Rejuvenation

This is ideal for older adults who want a first facelift to address the full face and neck.

What is the Right Procedure for Me?

No matter your age, you can benefit from the results of a facelift and look and feel better about your overall appearance. The best way to decide the right procedure for you is through a consultation with a medical professional. At a consultation, you can look into all your options to determine what kind of facelift is right for you.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are located in Harrisburg, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, State College, or Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and are interested in a facelift or non-surgical cosmetic facial procedures, contact Lewisburg Plastic Surgery and Dermatology to schedule a consultation today.



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