Facelift treatment is beneficial in improving your aesthetic appeal. It can help you tighten wrinkled and sagging skin to redefine your looks.

It can also help you remove deep creases. Like any other cosmetic treatment, it is recommendable that you only proceed with this treatment if you’re a good candidate.

For instance, if you’re considering facelift in Singapore, your plastic surgeon will have to assess your risks of getting this procedure vs. the benefits before giving you the nod to proceed. In today’s piece, we explain what is considered the ideal age for a facelift. Read on.

The Right Age to Get Facelift in Singapore

To begin with, facelift generally isn’t recommended for persons below 30 years of age. It works best for persons who are in their 40s, 50s, and even 60s and above.

These age groups are preferred because it is at these stages that your ageing signs would begin to be easily noticeable. From the sagging skin to deep lines, wrinkles, and fine lines, you may want to get rid of them to at least knock a few years off your appearance.

It is important to acknowledge that we all age at different speeds due to factors like the environment and even genetics. Therefore, even though facelift treatments have been seen to work best for people who are 30 years and above, there isn’t a specific age at which you can get your facelift.

That means that you shouldn’t use the age only as your guidepost. Instead, you should consider getting your facelift in Singapore when you’ve begun to notice signs of aging on your skin that are making you self-conscious about your appearance.

Is 70 Years Too Old for a Facelift?

Now, the other concern pretty common among patients who are considering a facelift in Singapore is if there is a chance one can be too old for a facelift. Again there isn’t a specific age when one can be considered too old for a cosmetic enhancement.

The primary consideration is your health. Ideally, if you are in good health and you can stand the rigors of anesthesia, the surgery, and the recovery process after your cosmetic enhancement, then you’re an ideal candidate for procedures like the facelift irrespective of your age.

The only concern would be if you are a heavy smoker or have constantly been on blood-thinning medications. Smoking specifically would make your recovery after the facelift in Singapore very complicated.

It adversely impacts the wound healing processes meaning that if you have this plastic surgery; it would take a long for you to heal after the treatment. Besides, since it also limits the amount of oxygen supplied to the surgical area, thereby increasing your risks of getting an infection.

If you’re actively using blood-thinning medications, too, your plastic surgeon will also not recommend facelift treatment for you. Just like the name suggests, these medications ‘thin your blood’.

They are also known as anticoagulants; hence work by stopping blood from clotting. This is dangerous with surgical procedures as the blood-thinning properties would put you at higher risks of excessively bleeding during or after your surgery.

Other than the contraindications, 70 isn’t too old for a facelift. In fact, research shows that healthy older adults averaging 75 plus years have just the same risks as middle-aged healthy adults. 

With that being said, a qualified surgeon will also not use your age as a guidepost for determining if getting your facelift in Singapore is good or risky for you. Instead, they will look at your overall health status.

What you should consider before getting Facelift in Singapore

Having ruled out the age as a factor to look into when considering a facelift treatment, you may be wondering about the other things you may need to consider. Usually, if you’ve contacted your plastic surgeon for a facelift in Singapore, you will have a post-operative consultation where they will walk you through the facelift risks.

Though the risks rarely occur, if you’re working with a qualified surgeon who understands facial anatomy, it is important that you understand these risks before consenting to the treatments. During the consultation, the doctor will also have to review your expectations. 

As a basic rule of thumb, it is also important that you have realistic expectations of this procedure. Here are the things you should consider when thinking about getting a facelift.

 

 

It may be a good idea to push your facelift treatment to a later date if there is a high chance of you rapidly losing or gaining weight before or after your facelift. Ideally, it would help if you get your facelift in Singapore once your weight has stabilized. 

If you suddenly gain or lose a lot of weight, there are chances of your face’s shape being affected. This may impact how long your treatment results would last.

 

  • The Cost of Facelift

 

Different aesthetic procedures vary significantly in pricing. In facelift treatments, the costs vary depending on the type of facelift treatment you want, the targeted areas, your doctor’s skills, the facility and anesthesia fees, etc. 

If you’re considering a facelift in Singapore, you can expect to pay from $10,000 if you want a mini facelift for mild sagging skin. For a full facelift, you can expect to pay from $40,000 for severe skin sagging on your jaws, forehead, cheeks, and nose. 

There are also options for non-invasive facelifts, which would work for mild sagging skins, and blemishes like eye bags, dark eye circles, and sunken areas. Costs for non-invasive procedures range from $300 to $7000, depending on the type of treatment. Ensure your doctor is board-certified and you understand in detail how each treatment works and what to expect.

 

  • Your Health

 

Your plastic surgeon will want to know about your medical history and know if you’re using any drugs or supplements. Ensure that you’re honest when responding to these questions to avoid unwarranted complications. 

Finally, only proceed with the procedure when you’re certain that you’re in good health. This way, it will be easy to avoid surgical complications and recover quickly.

Wrapping Up

Facelift would work best for you if you’re in your 30s, 40s or 50s or more. However, age isn’t usually a factor when considering this cosmetic enhancement. 

Usually, it is your health and medical history that will determine if this treatment is safe for you or no. If you have been considering this treatment but worried about your age, book your appointment with us now to see if you qualify.

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