Facial aging can begin as early as one’s 30’s and may be accelerated by lifestyle habits such as sun exposure or smoking. For patients that have the beginning signs of aging, they may not be satisfied with the level of correction that dermal fillers provide. When choosing a facelift for younger patients, it’s best to start with a more targeted approach, rather than augmenting the skin and tissues that do not need it. The following will describe the type of facelift that is recommended for a younger candidate.
What Facelift is Best for a Younger Patient?
For the majority of patients, early aging starts in the midface. A mini facelift is the best option for patients that are showing early signs of aging in the face or neck. The mini facelift provides patients an overall refreshed and rejuvenated appearance without the downtime of a traditional facelift. The scars are also minimized with this procedure.
Factors to Consider Before Having a Facelift
Risk & Complications
Before any cosmetic procedure, you need to consider the potential risks or complications that may come with it. To lower your risk of complication, it’s important to refrain from smoking for one year prior to surgery and avoid any medication that could increase bleeding. Additionally, a patient preparing for a facelift should make proper hydration a priority during this time. Taking these necessary steps will help you to lower any associated risk and aid in recovery.
The Possibility of a Second Facelift Later in Life
A mid facelift performed by a qualified surgeon will provide you with the right amount of correction you may desire in your 30’s and 40’s. However, as you age you may decide to have another procedure, making it even more essential that your surgeon has a certain level of training like Dr. Breister Ghosh. This is because going back in and working with previously operated tissue can be more complex. Dr. Breister Ghosh’s finely tuned skill and deep understanding of facial anatomy have established her as a leader in his field and sought after by patients.
Schedule a Consultation
If minimally invasive procedures are unable to provide just the right level of correction for your concerns, a facelift may be right for you. Patients interested in learning more about options for facial surgery are encouraged to contact DBG Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.
Dr. Diana Breister Ghosh is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only plastic surgery board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. She is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the San Diego Plastic Surgery Society, and is an expert in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.
Her specialized services include breast augmentation (including silicone breast implants), breast lift (mastopexy), tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), brow lift, and face/neck lift.
Dr. Breister Ghosh is also recognized as an expert in state-of-the-art surgical body modification, body contouring and soft tissue sculpting following bariatric and major weight loss surgery. Additionally, she excels in performing specialized facial procedures that help restore skin and aid in reducing effects of aging without surgery, including laser facial resurfacing, Botox®, Restylane®, Perlane®, Juvederm™ and Artefill®.