Exploring Age and Face Lift Procedures | Dr. Wayne Carman

Exploring Age and Face Lift Procedures

We’re now firmly into 2014, the year that one of the last batches of Baby Boomers—born in 1964, in the prosperous years following the end of World War II—is turning 50. At my Toronto practice, I believe that the ideal face lift candidates are roughly in their 50s or 60s, though there’s some wiggle room there, of course. I see patients in their 40s who are good face lift candidates, and healthy patients in their 70s and beyond may benefit from the procedure as well.

We have a large population of Baby Boomers in Canada. It’s the largest demographic in the country. In fact, Canada had a larger baby boom than did France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, or even the Unites States. As this massive population continues to age, many will be looking for ways to combat the signs of that aging. Since a face lift focuses on the part of the body that pretty much everyone sees every day, it’s a highly sought-after procedure, for both men and women.

As we age, our skin can loosen and sag. A face lift tightens that droopy skin, bringing a more youthful appearance to the neck and lower parts of the face—namely, the cheeks and jawline. A face lift can also be combined with eyelid surgery, a forehead lift, and other procedures to bring an alert, streamlined, smooth look to the entire face.

A note to younger patients: I’m happy to discuss what a face lift can do for you, but fat injection and liposuction—each of which is far less involved than a full face lift surgery—can often give you the results you’re hoping for.