When we think of facelifts, we immediately think of older people turning back the clock on signs of aging. However, there is a growing trend where increasing numbers of younger patients are controlling the “pre-aging” process and taking prevention seriously. The trend helps to avoid having to reverse skin damage later in life.
With younger people gravitating towards facelifts, it can be interesting learning about what might be driving the trend.
Maintain and Extend a Youthful Appearance
We live in an era known as the ‘Age of the Selfie.’ With increasing attention being paid to faces on social media, the millennial demographic is more in-tune and focused on their facial structures and characteristics than any other generation.
Driving this trend are the social media influencers who create expectations for the way young people should look through their filtered or photoshopped photos. The pressure to take better selfies without depending on filters is a factor driving the trend toward cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery. After all, it is becoming more socially acceptable to have a little “work” done.
In particular, millennials are seeking to maintain and extend their youthful appearance to help them compete in the workplace and find that perfect next date.
Regardless of your age, to learn all about getting that facelift, and our other cosmetic surgery options, schedule a free cosmetic consultation with one of our respected plastic surgeons in Vernon Hills, IL.
It’s Not About Reversing Aging
When younger people choose to have a facelift, especially a mini-facelift, their results tend to look more natural than if they’d waited another 10 or 20 years.
Being more aware of the need always to look their best, young people are increasingly taking care of their skin. The simple act of applying sunscreen every day and avoiding prolonged exposure to direct sunlight reduces UV damage and the development of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots.
By limiting sun exposure, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, young people know that they can improve their chances of maintaining their youthful looks for longer.
Advances in Plastic Surgery
As cosmetic surgeons continue to advance their skills, knowledge, and use of continually evolving technology, facelifts are becoming less invasive, delivering natural, long-lasting results with less downtime for both surgery and recovery.
With facelift surgery becoming less of an obstacle for young people coping with busy and demanding careers, it’s becoming more popular to consider the procedure earlier in life rather than later.
Better-Now-Than-Later for that Facelift
There are several good reasons why this better-now-than-later attitude is becoming popular with younger candidates, and here are just a few:
- Getting that facelift while the skin is still naturally elastic yields the best results.
- Family genetics can lead to droopy jowls and sagging cheeks, which can be more easily corrected while still young.
- A modern facelift can last a decade, and by getting the procedure done early, young people can enjoy the full benefits for a longer time.
- For younger people, there is a quicker recovery and less downtime.
The first signs of facial aging start to appear in our thirties. Before considering a facelift, non-surgical, injectable options like BOTOX® or Dysport® might be the perfect first step to minimizing wrinkles and fine lines.
While these injections relax the muscles for only a few months with each treatment, by preventing the muscles from contracting, wrinkles are prevented from worsening, effectively slowing down the aging process.
Contact Us For Your Youth-Preserving Facelift
If you’re interested in discovering more about why facelifts are growing in popularity with young people, please contact us online at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa or by calling (847) 367-8815. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have or help you book a consultation.