4th Jul 2024

What is the Best Age for a Mini Facelift and Facelift?

There are many factors to consider when determining the right time for surgery and the best age for a mini facelift or facelift. It’s essential to understand all of your options before deciding on surgery.


In this article, you'll find information on the different types of facelift surgeries available, as well as their pros and cons. You'll also learn about what determines an ideal age for these cosmetic procedures.

What is the Difference Between a Mini Facelift and a Full Facelift?

There are several facial rejuvenation procedures available, but the most popular is a facelift. The main difference between a mini facelift and a full facelift has mostly to do with the type of work done during surgery.

A mini facelift is typically just for the lower face, whereas a full facelift addresses the lower and upper face. A full facelift will often address the neck area as well, while a mini facelift does not focus on the neck. A complete facelift requires more downtime than a mini facelift.

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Should You Get a Full or Mini Facelift in Your 40s?

A full facelift can be a good choice for someone in their 40s who wants to address both the upper and lower face. A mini-lift might be enough if you're only looking to improve the lower face.

As we age, the skin and fat on our faces naturally begin to shift. Years of gravity and facial expressions take their toll and leave us with a tired and saggy appearance. Facial tissues start to lose their elasticity, which causes the skin on our face to become loose and droopy.

A facelift can address this by tightening tissues and removing unwanted fat deposits. The surgery is designed to not only improve the face but also enhance overall appearance.

A mini facelift looks to address the mid to lower face. It may not be enough to tighten tissues in the lower face such as sagging skin or a loose neck. At Kensington Medical your plastic surgeon will discuss in consultation the best options to suit your face, skin laxity and where your fat pads sit. 

Another choice to refresh your face is the mid-facelift or temporal facelift. These procedures lift the skin and tissues of the face, neck area and brow line. A neck lift, which requires an incision behind the ear lobes and down under the jawline, can also provide a more youthful look across the face.

To learn more about a facelift or mini facelift book a consultation with Kensington Medical by phoning us on 0204 551 4892 to get started. Or fill in the contact us form and we will get in touch. 

Should You Get a Full or Mini Facelift in Your 50s?

During your 50s, hormones can affect your skin laxity. Changes in your diet can also cause your skin and muscles to change. 

A full facelift may be a good choice in your 50s if you're comfortable with the downtime. Again, a mini lift might be enough for mid to lower face concerns without addressing deeper or upper face issues, where a deep plane facelift would be more beneficial. It is best to consider your options and determine what would give you the best results in terms of rejuvenation and downtime. 

During your consultation with your Kensington Medical facial surgeon, they may recommend complementary plastic surgeries to improve the overall ourtcome complete in one hospital session and reduce the total downtime. For example, you might combine the mini facelift with an eyelid surgery to achieve a more refreshed look.

Is It Best to Wait Until Your 60s to Get a Facelift?

Surgery in your 60s can be advantageous if you're looking to address both upper and lower face concerns. A full facelift might also help to improve loose neck skin or a turkey neck.

Choosing any surgery in your 60s may also allow you to complete other procedures like eyelid surgery or fat grafting to replace lost volume in the cheek area. This will allow you to achieve more results with one approach and reduce total downtime.

Options include a mini facelift, SMAS, deep plane or vertical facelift, and lower facelift.

The mini facelift is ideal for the mid and lower face, but it doesn't address the neck. The SMAS lift is perfect if you want a more youthful and natural look. It's recommended for people who would like to avoid the more extensive scarring associated with a full facelift.

A deep plane or vertical facelift can tighten and lift the face. This surgery is ideal for treating lower facial concerns like sagging jowls and chins. A lower facelift tightens the neck area and can improve sagging skin and remove excess fat deposits from your neck.

Find out what facelift is best for you by getting in touch and speak to an experienced facial plastic surgeon. At Kensington Medical our medical team will give you honest advice on what type of facelift will give you the best outcome for what you are hoping to achieve. 

Is Getting a Facelift in Your 70s Too Late?

By your 70s, even those with the best genetics will show signs of ageing, with more sagging and a loss of collagen.  A facelift can maintain a natural well-rested appearance even in your 70s.

Regardless of your age, there's no wrong time to explore what is right for you. For example, a neck lift might be a good idea since the skin may have become loose. You may decide on a full facelift or deep plane facelift, along with  fat grafting to replenish lost collagen or volume loss.

During any consultation, our plastic surgeon will listen and discuss the best options for you. Depending on your desired outcome, they can suggest what would work best for your face shape.

The results from a facelift can typically last up to 10 years. By looking at your expectations and what you're hoping to get out of the surgery, they can help you determine if it's best to do a full or mid-facelift.

What Factors Determine the Ideal Age for a mini facelift or a full facelift?

The best age to consider surgery is between 40-70 years old. This can vary depending on skin laxity, lost collagen, your expectations and the type of recovery time you can afford to take.

In summary, if you're concerned about sagging skin, fine lines or wrinkles, you might want to consider a facelift. If you are concerned about the mid-face you may be a candidate for a midface lift or cheek lift which is designed to tighten your lower face. This procedure helps lift sagging jowls, the chin and neck that have lost their elasticity.

Age is not the only consideration when thinking about a type of facelift. Your unique situation will be assessed during your consultation at Kensington Medical with your plastic surgeon. With this knowledge, you can begin to look at what procedures are suitable for you.

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Choose Kensington Medical For Your Facelift

The best age for a facelift or mini-facelift can depend on many factors and it comes to what you want the surgery to achieve. If you're looking for more anti-ageing treatment with little downtime and are generally healthy, then a mini-facelift might be the option. However, if you have some sagging skin due to factors like genetics plus are looing for fat positioning to restore the lost cheek area then you may consider a full facelift. A consultation with a Kensington Medical plastic surgeon will help determine which procedure works best depending on your unique situation. To learn more about our medical expertise in this area and to speak to our expert plastic surgeons, contact us at 0204 551 4892 or fill in the contact us form.

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What is Neck and Chin Liposuction? Can this be combined with a facelift?

A neck and chin liposuction is a procedure that helps remove excess fat from the chin and jawline areas. The process is done under anaesthesia and doesn't require extensive downtime. If you've been noticing a double chin or jowls, liposuction of the neck and jawline is an excellent option to consider. This procedure can be done in combination with a mini or full facelft. Our plastic surgeon will discuss this with you in consultation. 

What is Micro Neck and Chin Liposuction? Can I have this with a mini or full facelift?

A micro neck and chin liposuction is a procedure that is similar but less invasive than traditional liposuction surgery. It helps remove excess fat from the chin and jawline areas and requires less downtime. 

A micro neck and chin liposuction can help you diminish the signs of ageing and remove excess fat from your neck, chin, and jawline. The procedure is minimally invasive and involves a small tube or canular with a suction device. This procedure can be combined with a mini or full facelift and can be discussed with our facial plastic surgeons in consultation. 

Can I have a neck lift with a mini facelift or facelift?

If you are thinking about having a mini facelift to address the mid to lower face area and you feel you also have a sagging neck line and neck, a neck lift might be advised by our expert plastic surgeons. This can be a combined procedure. Discssing the options in consultation for your facial structure and skin laxity is the best option. 


What Are The Advantages Of Micro Neck And Chin Liposuction?

The micro liposuction preserves the tissue in the face. During traditional liposuction, the fat is sucked out with pumps and tubes, and these destroy tiny blood vessels called capillaries which make the skin red for a few days. But when liposuction uses micro-incisions, the fat cells come out without damaging blood vessels.

Another benefit of micro liposuction over the traditional is that there is less bleeding and bruising. Along with this, the surgeon only uses local anaesthesia, allowing patients to drive themselves home after and even go right back to work if they have a sedentary job. There may be some swelling, but this should go away within four to seven days.

Many patients may be concerned that they will experience adverse side effects after micro liposuction, such as scarring. But this should be minimal since the small incisions made during the procedure will heal quickly.

How Long Will The Benefits Of These Procedures Last?

The benefits of these procedures will last as long as the patient takes care of themselves. Neck and chin liposuction is an excellent procedure for those at their ideal weight but may want to reduce some fat deposits in their neck and chin areas. Most patients see excellent results for seven to ten years or more, depending on how well they maintain their bodies.

Micro neck and chin liposuction can be helpful for those wishing to address ageing issues such as wrinkles around the mouth, nose, and lips. These procedures will not help you avoid gaining weight, and the excess facial fat will come back if the patient gains any weight after liposuction. Like traditional surgery, the results are permanent and should last seven to ten years at a minimum when the patient leads a healthy lifestyle.

What Complementary Surgeries Can The Surgeon Recommend?

Your Kensington Medical cosmetic surgeon might suggest combining treatments. This could include a neck lift or fat grafting to replensih lost collagen and create a more youthful cheek area. Other options can be a micro liposuction to the neck and chin area or eyelid surgery. 


What Factors Determine the Ideal Age for Facial Surgery?

Several factors determine the ideal age for facial surgery. Your surgeon will outline what is best based on your facial structure, skin type and personal expectations. 

The most critical factor in determining the best time for surgery is whether you have healthy skin that supports your desired outcome. Your surgeon will want to make sure the skin is in the best possible condition.

Healthy skin can be achieved through various treatments, including laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and skin-tightening procedures.

A general guideline for the best age to consider surgery is between 40-70 years old. However, this can vary depending on your expectations and whether you're ready to dedicate the necessary time required for recovery.

There's no one answer to this question. Your unique situation will be assessed during your consultation with Kensington Medical. With this knowledge, you can begin to look at what procedures are suitable for you.

Choose Kensington Medical For Your Facelift

There is no best age for a facelift or mini-facelift. It is based on what you want the surgery to achieve. If you're looking for more anti-ageing treatment and are generally healthy, then a mini-facelift could be right for you. However, if you have more sagging skin due to factors like genetics, then a full facelift is your best option. A consultation with our expert plastic surgeons will help determine which procedure works best depending on your unique situation. To learn more about our medical expertise in this area, contact us at 0204 551 4892 today.