Question: How young is generally too young for a facelift?
Answer: I am not sure if there is necessarily an age that is too young for a facelift, though certainly anybody who is in their 20s really should not need a facelift. I feel that if there are signs of aging on the face that even younger patients may benefit from a facelift. Currently, the youngest patient I have performed an actual facelift on is 31 years old, which seems very young, but she had a significant amount of laxity in her soft tissue of the jowls and neck area and felt like she needed a lift, which the mini lift in the office certainly accomplished. Patients in their 40s may even need a more advanced and sophisticated surgical technique that I perform in the operating room for adequate rejuvenation. That is called an extended SMAS deep plane facelift with special work on the muscles underneath the chin, which can create a very elegant and rejuvenated appearance for my patients, and this technique provides extremely long-lasting results.