Is Your Thirties Too Early For A Facelift?

If you're in your thirties and feel as though you've left your teenage acne behind just a few years ago, you may be dismayed to notice fine lines, sagging eyelids or jowls, or other early signs of aging. Many may tell you that your thirties are far too early for a facelift--but is this true? Read on to learn more about the situations in which a facelift may be your best anti-aging option, even at a relatively early age, as well as a few other less invasive anti-aging treatments:

When may a facelift be your best anti-aging option at an early age?

During facelift surgery, a plastic surgeon will make small slits around your hairline, removing excess skin and pulling up your facial skin to create a more taut, toned appearance. While this can be a boon to patients in their fifties, sixties, and beyond, those who are in their thirties or forties often don't have enough excess skin or sagging to make this the best option for treating fine lines and wrinkles.

However, those who have lost a significant amount of weight in their twenties or early thirties may find themselves facing a thinner--but far saggier--face. If this is the case, a facelift may be the best option for getting rid of this sagging skin, just as a tummy tuck can help get rid of excess skin in the abdominal area. If you've lost some weight recently and find yourself dissatisfied with your post-weight-loss appearance, a facelift may help you avoid even more invasive surgery a decade or two into the future.

What are some anti-aging alternatives?

If you don't have enough excess skin to justify a facelift in your thirties, there are still some options to help you minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other early signs of aging.

One option particularly suited to fine lines and wrinkles is Botox. This toxin can be harmful in the context of food, but when injected into the top few layers of your facial skin, can temporarily and harmlessly paralyze the nerves that are helping create these fine lines, giving you a smoother and more serene appearance nearly immediately after treatment. 

For deeper facial holes, injections of filler agents or hyaluronic acid can plump up these lines, smoothing your skin. These agents will eventually absorb into your facial tissue and be harmlessly excreted, allowing you the option to continue these treatments or take a break every once in a while. 

Contact a cosmetic surgery center for more information and assistance.