I am 43 and looking into a facelift. I read an article that said that facelifts thin the skin and accelerate aging; is this true? Is there any way to prevent this?
Over the past several months I have seen several patients, in their early forties that have asked me about undergoing a facelift procedure. While, I do not believe that age is the determining factor for a facelift, I do think that for most patients, this is a little early. My criteria for performing a facelift are really how the aging process has affected the particular individual. In any case, there are some, albeit very few, females in their early forties that need a facelift. In fact, most of these patients can be treated adequately with a necklift. To answer the question about the thinning of skin and facelifting, I believe that having one facelift will not thin the skin. The thinning of the skin can occur when the patient has multiple facelifts. Again, another reason to wait having a facelift until you really need it. Posted by Dr. Bustillo