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Is Fabulous 40 the Right Age for a Facelift?

by | Mar 14, 2014 | Blog, Facelift

In a century marked by tremendous advancements in health and beauty that help us look and feel younger than ever before, many people are wondering if it’s ever too soon to begin thinking about cosmetic enhancement. In my experience, women who take steps in their 40’s are likely to maintain a youthful appearance longer than women who wait.

Therefore, in this post, I’d like to talk about a wonderful procedure called the deep-plane facelift.

This transformational procedure is proving ideal for people in their 40’s. Its benefits are both immediate and long lasting. A deep-plane facelift can provide up to two decades worth of improved appearance.

A Facelift at 40

When people are in their late 20’s and 30’s, they begin to experience the first signs of facial ageing: the appearance of wrinkles, loss of skin tone, etc. For these early signs of ageing, a variety of non-surgical solutions including chemical peels, skin rejuvenation treatments, and dermal fillers are useful.

As people age into their 40’s, however, these non-surgical techniques are no longer indicated. Only a surgical facelift can adequately address facial deflation (loss of plumpness) and sagging tissues.

The Best Facelift for Women Over 40?

The deep-plane facelift is currently the gold standard in facelifts. Because of the techniques involved, a deep-plane facelift provides a more natural looking outcome than other procedures. There’s none of the plastic, too-taut doll skin look that is fast going out of fashion.

It is a longer lasting alternative to standard facelift techniques and a procedure I recommend to many of my patients over 40.

According to many surgeons, the deep-plane facelift is the most effective way to restore the mid-face and the creases that run from the nose to the mouth. This is because the procedure lifts and repositions the fat pads in the cheeks, restoring the cheekbone shape and removing any facial hollows.

Another reason my patients are enthusiastic about a deep-plane facelift is that it requires less healing time than a skin-only or a standard facelift.

Are You A Good Candidate for a Deep Plane Facelift?

Anyone who is a candidate for a standard facelift is a candidate for a deep-plane facelift.

  • You want to look as young as you feel.
  • You have severely sagging or loose skin on the face.
  • Your facial features make you look tired, upset or angry…even when you are not.
  • You want a subtle transformation without pulled skin or stretched features.
  • You want facial enhancements that make you look naturally refreshed.
  • You value a procedure with long lasting results (10-15 years)

Questions and Answers

Although the deep-plane facelift is not considered major surgery, only a few surgeons have the expertise to perform the procedure with success. I’m proud to say that I’m one of them.  So if you live in our practice area and would like more information about any of the procedures mentioned in this post or wish to make an appointment at our offices, I hope you’ll contact us on 1300 555 095.

You can also use email or the ‘book consultation’ feature of this website to make an appointment.

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Meet Dr Marcells

MBBS (Syd), FRACS (ORL-HNS)
President – Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons

Dr George Marcells is known for excellence in facial plastic surgery and is considered a true master of rhinoplasty. He performs advanced surgical techniques to restore balance and harmony to the face and can also resolve functional issues such as breathing difficulties.

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