Should I Have A Facelift Now Or In 5 Years?


When deciding whether or not you want to undergo a facelift, there are many factors to consider. From choosing the right surgeon to scheduling the actual surgery date, it is important you take the time to do your research and make sure you are making the best decision for you.

One question that we hear a lot from patients is, “Should I have a facelift now or in five years?”

First, it is important to remember that a facelift, along with any other cosmetic plastic surgery procedure, is an elective surgery and should only be performed when you are emotionally and physically ready. If you know you are emotionally and physically ready for surgery, but can’t decide if it is better to have your facelift now or a few years in the future, Dr. Azizzadeh will almost always recommend you do it now. And here is why:

1. Skin Elasticity

As each year passes, your skin’s elasticity deteriorates and weakens.Therefore, your skin elasticity will never be better than it is today. Generally,the better your skin elasticity, the better your skin will heal, the more natural your facelift results will appear, and the longer it will last.

2. Best Health

If you are currently in good overall health, this is likely the healthiest you are ever going to be. A facelift requires healing and recovery, so it is essential that you be physically prepared for surgery. As we age, our bodies become more susceptible to health issues, so take advantage of your current health.

3. Age-Appropriate Results

Your facelift results should give you a naturally youthful appearance. Opting to undergo surgery now, while you are still in the prime of your early mid-age years, means you can enjoy life looking and feeling rejuvenated.

If facelift surgery is something you have already begun to think about, it is likely something you will continue to think about every time you look in the mirror. At this point, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Beverly Hills facelift expert, Dr. Azizzadeh, so he can evaluate your concerns and anti-aging goals to help you determine if now is the best time for a facelift.

The decision to have a facelift is a big one, and we are here to help make the process as easy as possible. Call our office today – 310.461.0303.  – to schedule your facelift consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh.