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Face Lift: When is it Too Young for Plastic Surgery?

Plastic surgery is becoming increasingly popular. No longer hidden from the public, everyone is looking at cosmetic surgery for self-improvement. Patients are also getting younger and younger.

Some young patients are considering face lift surgery. Most patients in their 30’s are too young for any face lift surgery, including mini lift, s lift, short scar lift, and thread lift. Plastic surgery is usually reserved for more advanced skin aging, even including these minimally invasive face lift procedures. Most plastic surgeons consider face lift surgery starting in the late 30’s or early 40’s for both men and women.

More appropriate, if your chin & neck areas bother you, would be liposuction of the neck, chin augmentation or chin implant. A weak chin will make the neck appear full. Appropriate chin enhancement would not make you masculine. Some patients may even need jaw & teeth realignment, for severely small chins.

Jowls may also be treated with injectable fillers, such as collagen, hyaluronic acid, and fat. Jowls contribute to full neck and aged appearance of the lower face.

Consider starting with more minimal cosmetic treatments, including basic skin care. If you are still unsatisfied with the aesthetic results with non-surgical treatments, then you may consider face lift surgery.

Speak with your plastic surgeon about cosmetic options for neck & jowl treatment in young patients.

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    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.