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What is the Best Age for a Facelift?

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What is the Best Age for a Facelift?

As plastic surgery becomes less taboo, many people feel more comfortable restoring their faces through a customized facelift. Dr. Lawton is a board-certified female plastic surgeon with the experience and skill to provide optimal facial rejuvenation results, no matter your age. 

What is a Facelift?

Dr. Lawton performs facelifts to reverse time on her patients’ faces, softening and erasing the most visible signs of aging. A facelift removes excess fat, tightens underlying muscles, and re-drapes the skin on the face and neck.

Facelifts typically take three to four hours to complete. Dr. Lawton has her patients stay at her aftercare facility the night after surgery and evaluates them in the morning before they return home. This extra time allows her to check on your healing and prevent complications.

Dr. Lawton provides customizable treatments tailored to your personal goals and skin condition. Her short-scar facelift only requires an incision on the temple that allows gentle redraping. Dr. Lawton’s deep plane lift requires more incisions but allows her to reposition foundational tissues and muscles under the skin to combat severe signs of aging with optimal results. 

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*Individual Results May Vary

What Age Should I Get a Facelift?

Many patients debate whether they are ready for a facelift. A facelift can reverse aging by ten years, making it highly sought after by older patients; however, younger men and women are also choosing to receive facelift treatments.

Patients may receive facelifts as early as their 40s to target early signs of aging and as late as their 80s to reduce wrinkles and sagging skin. In younger patients, Dr. Lawton focuses on the lower face and the neck to slow signs of aging. Their higher skin quality makes the skin easier to adjust into an ideal position. 

Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift?

Candidates for a facelift have a significant amount of excess skin or unwanted lines on the face and neck. You may be an ideal candidate for a facelift if you have good bone structure and skin elasticity. 

Dr. Lawton will discuss your options for facial rejuvenation during your consultation at our facility in Newport Beach. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lawton to learn more about how you can reduce signs of aging and achieve natural-looking results. 


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

What are the Benefits of a Facelift?

Facelifts slow the natural aging process to help women feel confident and comfortable in their skin. As we age, our faces may not reflex the vivaciousness inside. Some of the benefits of a facelift include:

  • Targeting multiple signs of aging in one session
  • Smooths out deep wrinkles
  • Tightens sagging skin
  • Reduces double chins
  • The scars are invisible

Our photo gallery speaks for itself, showing the results of many of Dr. Tenley Lawton’s patients. Facelifts last up to 5-10 years, and many of her patients choose to repeat the procedure to enjoy the results for many more years. 


*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about facelifts? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton, M.D. at (949) 640-0999 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton. Proudly serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA, area.

*Individual Results May Vary.

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