When thinking about the best age for a facelift, most people have a certain age range in mind. This is usually later in life, like their 50s, 60s, or beyond. However, there are plenty of patients who opt for the facelift earlier. If you’re looking for the best ways to rejuvenate your look in your 40s, then don’t rule out the facelift. Here’s what to know about getting a facelift at 40, what to know about the mini facelift in Nashville, TN, and how a board-certified facial plastic surgeon can help.

Am I A Good Candidate?

The 40s are when many patients begin to see noticeable signs of aging – especially in areas like the neck and jowls. That’s because we begin to lose collagen at a faster rate in this decade, contributing to new concerns like sagging and the effects of gravity. If you’ve tried injectable treatments like Botox® or fillers with Dr. Gilpin, you may find that they no longer achieve the results they once did, even with more units. Dr. Gilpin recommends that, if you can look in the mirror and manually lift your skin and underlying tissue into a more youthful position, a facelift in 40s may be a good option.

What’s the Best Facelift for Patients in Their 40s?

Facelifts that target the lower face, or areas like the neck and jowls, are usually most beneficial for patients in their 40s. These areas tend to see the most change at this stage in life, and many patients in their 40s aren’t quite ready for a traditional full facelift (or deep plane facelift). That’s why the mini facelift (also called the limited incision or short scar facelift) can be a great option since it comes with minimal downtime and uses less invasive techniques. For procedures like the mini facelift, 40 years old is often the best time to explore minor surgical procedures. 

Check out Dr. Gilpin’s online gallery for before and after 40 year old facelift patients.

During your consultation with Dr. Gilpin, you’ll create the ideal facelift procedure for you and your goals. Along with your mini facelift or lower facelift, you might benefit from other less invasive treatment options like an endoscopic brow lift or lip lift. Our team can also recommend your best options from our selection of non-surgical skincare treatments and laser technologies for further skin tightening and resurfacing.

How Long Does a Facelift in 40s Last?

A facelift lasts for as long as you maintain your results. It’s difficult to give an exact number since everyone ages at different rates. However, the goal of a facelift with Dr. Gilpin is to take as much as 10 years off your facial profile. This means you’ll look 10 years younger and age from that point onward. It’s common to return for a touch-up procedure in the future, but this can be minimized by maintaining a customized skincare procedure and returning for regular physician-grade treatments. Dr. Gilpin and our team can make sure you have the right products and at-home regimen to get the most out of your facelift results for years to come.

Schedule a Consultation

A facelift can be a great way to achieve a fresh look and enjoy your best decade yet. To meet with Dr. David Gilpin and learn more about your facial rejuvenation options, we invite you to contact our Nashville office by calling or filling out our online form.