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I Am Over 40. Is It Time for a Facelift?

Age is only a number. But once you hit 40, you can see it suddenly becoming a visible reality. Do you want to look ten years younger? Who doesn’t? That’s why 40-somethings in the Greater New Orleans area look to Dr. Jules Walters in Metairie, LA for surgical facial rejuvenation solutions that can make them look as good as they feel.

Certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Walters and his team of experienced facelift professionals at Walters Plastic Surgery understand all your concerns about aging – and the frequent misconceptions about the best time to address them. A facelift is a big decision with often permanent results, and we believe it is an undertaking not to be taken lightly. Here are just a few of the factors you should take into consideration before you make the decision to get that cosmetic surgery facelift you’ve been thinking about.

When is the right time for a facelift?

The right time to get a facelift is really about when is the right time for you. However, to produce the best results possible, there are some times that are better than others. For patients in the Greater New Orleans area, Walters Plastic Surgery asks everyone who is thinking about getting a facelift to also consider the following. Here are five facelift factors to contemplate if you want to look ten years younger:

  1. Age: Facelifts aren’t just for individuals in their 60s or 70s anymore. In fact, statistics show that the best time to get a facelift procedure that produces lasting results is once you hit your 40s. However, if you’re in your 30s and still looking to give your face a boost, there are many nonsurgical options at your disposal as well. But for men and women in their 40s, you are in the ideal age range to expect your facelift to last a decade or more.

  2. Anatomy: Yes, your gender does play a role in the success rate of your facelift, and so do the unique contours of your face and bone structure. Whether you are male or female, however, every individual experiences the process of facial aging. Biological genetics may also determine if and when you may need a facelift, and your current age can prove arbitrary depending on the progression of how fast your skin ages over time.

  3. History: While genetics play a significant role in the timing of when you might need a facelift procedure, again, it’s different for everyone. Perhaps you’ve already been using BOTOX® or dermal fillers to help combat aging, and are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with their latest returns. A facelift is a longer-lasting solution to sagging skin and the intensifying wrinkles around your face, and Dr. Walters recommends that the procedure be done while you’re still in your 40s in to preserve the best results.

  4. Elasticity: Unlike individuals in their 60s or 70s, people in their 40s tend to still have some elasticity in their facial skin. As a result of this skin laxity and generally stronger tissues, long-lasting results are less likely to be compromised by more fragile skin. Once your tissues are tightened and any pockets are filled in, people in their 40s tend to experience less regressive drooping of the revived skin over time.

  5. Recovery: If you’re in your 40s, your recovery time from any kind of surgery is typically shorter than it would be later in life. Other things to consider when you’re deciding when to get a facelift are your general health, your diet, and your flexibility to get the proper rest following your procedure. These factors and more will directly affect your recovery time and the positivity of your results.

Make your face look years younger

No two people in their 40s are the same, and their own level of satisfaction with how they are aging isn’t either. Luckily, there are many facelift options in the New Orleans area from which to choose. Start by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Jules Walters at Walters Plastic Surgery in Metairie, LA to find out which surgical facial rejuvenation procedure is best for you at this time in your life. You can begin your journey toward a younger-looking appearance today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.