What Is the Best Age to Get a Facelift?

If you’ve been considering having a facelift to help tighten lax skin, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and restore a youthful aesthetic to your appearance, it can seem overwhelming to figure out the right procedure at the right time for you. When it comes to the facelift, many people have preconceived ideas of what it can accomplish. The truth is that the facelift is one of the best options for rejuvenating your appearance.

Read on to learn about whether this customizable treatment is right for you and what the right age is to consider scheduling yours.

What Is a Facelift?

A facelift is a plastic surgery procedure that rejuvenates the mid-to-lower face and neck. There are a few different types of facelifts, making them more customizable to your particular needs and goals. Dr. Himansu Shah at Signature Plastic Surgery & Dermatology can help determine your best option during a consultation at one of our state-of-the-art offices in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV.

Types of Facelifts

Mini Facelift

A mini facelift is best for those who only require minimal improvements around their jaw, mouth, and neck. It’s an ideal choice if you have only minor signs of aging, making it a popular option for people in their late 30s and 40s. This type of surgery uses minimal incisions and comes with reduced downtime compared to a traditional facelift.

Traditional Facelift

A traditional facelift is also known as full facelift, and it’s what most people think of when they hear the term facelift. It’s the ideal treatment to help correct moderate to severe signs of aging around the mid face and neck. A traditional facelift removes and reshapes excess skin and fat tissue, suspending it in a more upright and youthful position. It creates more dramatic results that are long-lasting and transformative.


A mid-facelift procedure focuses on the middle portion of the face, particularly the cheeks. Mid-facelifts are best if you’re aiming to reduce puffiness beneath the eyes, correct nasolabial folds, and improve the definition of your cheeks.

Limited-Incision Facelift

A limited incision facelift is used when the patient doesn’t have much sagging that needs to be addressed. This procedure involves limited rejuvenation around the eyes and mouth but does include the nasolabial folds and dynamic facial creases.

Face & Neck Lift With Liposuction

To further tighten the muscles and remove excess skin, liposuction can add to the procedure to create sleeker, more defined facial features.

The Best Age for a Facelift

A facelift is not generally for anyone under the age of 30. In most cases, a facelift works before for people in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, who are unhappy with signs of aging that have become more and more noticeable. Deep lines, wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin are the result of the inevitable aging process and can be corrected through surgical techniques rather than non-surgical ones. However, there’s no specific age at which you should consider a facelift—everyone ages at their own rate. Rather, you should opt for a facelift when signs of aging are causing you unhappiness and when non-surgical treatments no longer produce the results you want.

Schedule Your Facelift Consultation

The best way to learn if you’re at the right age or if a facelift is the right procedure for you is by scheduling a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in facial plastic surgery techniques. To get started, we invite you to contact our Las Vegas or Henderson office by calling (702) 684-5502 or completing our online form to schedule your consultation with Dr. Himansu Shah today!