Question: What is the average age of your facelift patients? Do you think 40 is on the young side to be considering facelift?
Answer: The average age of a facelift patient will vary from practice to practice. Facial aging depends on multiple factors, including sun exposure, smoking, and genetics. Massive weight-loss, either from diet/exercise or bariatric surgery, can also lead to early facial aging. Therefore, different people will experience varying degrees of facial aging at any given age. While 40 is a relatively young age to be considering a facelift, it is possible that the individual patient may have notable facial aging due to the above-mentioned factors and be a good candidate for a facelift. That patient may also consider some non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures, such as neurotoxins (Botox, Dysport) and injectable fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra, etc.) for various facial aging concerns.