People have been chasing the fountain of youth for centuries. However, it is only with the rise of social media that the desire to stave off aging has started to hit so young. This has left many asking questions about plastic surgery procedures, including if it’s ok to get a facelift in your 40s.
Well, Is It?
In decades past, facelifts were seen as being for those with more profound signs of aging — people in their mid-to-late 50s and older. However, prejuvenation has since become the name of the game, with people in their 20s getting BOTOX and fillers to delay visible signs of aging for as long as possible.
This has left older Millennials and the younger members of Gen X in an awkward position. With younger Millennials taking steps to avoid signs of aging, it makes those in their 40s look a lot older by comparison. Prejuvenation amongst younger Millennials has created a visual age gap between them and their older counterparts.
So given this change, what is the best age for a facelift?
There’s No Perfect Age
The right age to get a facelift is when you are ready for one. That said, you might be up for one at a younger age now that mini facelifts are an option. These are less invasive and less severe, making them a good choice for rolling back the clock a little bit when you are still in the early stages of developing lines and wrinkles.
Still not sure if it’s time to get a facelift? Get input from Dr. Reo Pugao. Call the office at 575-521-7111 or fill out our contact form so we can get in touch.