Most women and men wait until their face shows definite wrinkling and sagging, typically in the late 50s to early 60s, before consulting a Cleveland cosmetic surgeon about a face lift. A new study indicates that cosmetic surgery patients will be more pleased with the results of their surgery and experience greater long-term satisfaction if they schedule facelift procedures before they reach the age of 50.
Published in the January 2012 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the new study was conducted by physicians at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. According to an article published on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website, patients under 50 “should be considered preferable candidates for facial rejuvenation surgery.”
In 2010, nearly 113,000 face lifts were performed in the U.S., an increase of 9% over the previous year. With the economy easing, people who had been postponing face lifts during the recession began scheduling their procedures, beginning a trend that continues today. The increase in facelift popularity raised questions about optimal age to have a face lift. A previous study had indicated that older patients exhibited more varied results and were generally less satisfied with the results of their face lifts than younger patients. The new study compared the short and long-term visual results and patient satisfaction of facelift patients in three age groups: under 50, 50 to 60 years of age, and over 60.
The study found that women under age 50 were more satisfied with their face lifts in both the short and long term than older patients and, according to the repost, enjoyed “remarkable maintenance of their youthful appearance.” If you are beginning to notice signs of facial aging, don’t wait; schedule your Cleveland facelift consultation with Dr. Poblete today.