Is there an Upper Age Limit for a Facelift?
Your age is not the sole determining factor of whether you should have a facelift. People over the age of 65 are at no greater risk of facelift complications than younger patients, provided the patients are screened for any health problems or risk factors, according to a Cleveland Clinic study that followed 216 female facelift patients for three years.
The study was published in 2011 in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
If you are an older adult interested in female or male facelift surgery, we can determine whether you are a good candidate for the surgery. The main concern for older patients is whether there are any medical conditions that could make surgery unsafe.
While there is no upper age limit for a facelift, determining factors in your candidacy may include:
- Whether you smoke or use tobacco, and would be willing to quit
- Your preparedness to undergo a surgical procedure and the downtime required
- Your acceptance of the possible risks and complications
In a one-on-one consultation with you, Dr. Vasdev Rai can learn more about your medical history and whether a facelift is safe for you.
To find out more about your candidacy for a facelift in Dallas, Texas, please contact the Cosmetic Surgical Center to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vasdev Rai.