If you are under 50, now may be the time to consider a facelift. The results may be better, and you may be more satisfied with the results achieved for many years after the procedure.

In a recent study published in the January 2012 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the satisfaction rates of facelift recipients were compared. The doctors conducting the study assessed both short-term and long-term satisfaction of facelift patients, and then they looked at the satisfaction rates among three age groups: younger than 50, 50 to 60, and over 60.

The study seems to suggest that younger facelift patients – those with “early or minimal signs of facial aging” – experience better results and continue to be satisfied with those results at least a decade later. The facelift patients older than age 60 reported lower satisfaction scores. Although these patients tended to look younger than their peers, their facelift results were not as good as those of patients under 50.

If you are under 50, you may be considering non-surgical cosmetic treatments to stave off the facial signs of aging. Non-surgical options like BOTOX® and facial fillers effectively reduce wrinkles and other indications of aging; however, as a younger person you may greatly benefit from a facelift. Although your facial signs of aging may be minimal, a facelift may provide long-lasting results for at least a decade into the future.

If you live in the Dallas, Texas area and would like to learn more about facelifts, please contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vasdev Rai to schedule a consultation.