I am a 73 year old woman interested in a facelift. I am in pretty good health and take care of myself as best as I can. Would I be a good candidate for this surgery or am I too old?
Age is not the determining factor for candidacy for a facelift. The patient needs to have a degree of aging and understanding of the expected results of the procedure and they need to be in good health. I have performed a facelift on a healthy 83 year old patient and I have turned away 50 year old patients because of their health. Bottom line is that if you are reasonably healthy and motivated as such, 73 is certainly not too old.
Posted by Dr. Buckingham