Facelift before 50
Facial aging varies greatly depending on factors like whether you smoke, but in general there are good reasons most board certified plastic surgeons aren’t performing the traditional, full facelift for Nashville, TN patients younger than their late 40s / early 50s. Typically the biggest reason is the fact that at this point you’re only beginning to see the “big” signs of aging that a facelift treats – nasolabial folds (also known as parentheses), muscle laxity, and drooping of facial fat and skin.
Other Options for Nashville, TN, Patients Younger Than 50
Younger patients may be better off with one of these options for the time being:
- BOTOX® Cosmetic / DYSPORT® injections (to smooth dynamic wrinkles)
- Injectable fillers (to fill out facial hollows and improve fine lines)
- Laser treatments (to improve skin texture, reducing both dynamic and static wrinkles)
- Mini facelift (to tighten skin and muscle enough, but not too much)