When we think of facelifts, we immediately think of older people wanting to turn back the clock on their signs of aging. However, increasing numbers of younger people are taking control their “pre-juvenation” process by actively slowing down their own visible signs of aging.
The trend means that people can enjoy facial rejuvenation earlier in life and helps candidates to be more competitive in the job and dating markets. Even career coaches on the LinkedIn professional website are encouraging the use of profile pictures that show a person as bright-eyed and “ageless.” And to help the process, getting a little “work” done is becoming more socially acceptable.
With younger people – typically millennials – gravitating towards facelifts, it’s interesting learning about what might be driving the trend.
Maintain and Extend a Youthful Appearance
We live in an era known as the ‘Age of the Selfie.’ With increasing attention being paid to people’s faces on social media, the millennial demographic is more focused on their appearance than any other generation.
Driving this trend are the social media influencers who create expectations for how young people should look in their filtered or photoshopped photos. The pressure to take better selfies in any setting without depending on filters is a factor driving the trend toward cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery.
In particular, millennials seek to maintain and extend their youthful appearance to help them compete in the workplace or find that perfect next date. Better self-care, non-invasive cosmetic procedures, and even surgeries are increasingly being considered by this demographic.
Regardless of your age, to learn all about getting that facelift, and our other cosmetic surgery options, schedule a free cosmetic consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Pugash, MD, in New Westminster, BC, Canada. He would be happy to help you make this decision and to plan for the procedure itself.
It’s Not About Reversing Aging
When younger people choose to have a facelift, their results tend to look more natural than if they’d waited another 10 or 20 years.
Being more aware of the need always to look their best, young people are increasingly taking care of their skin. The simple act of applying sunscreen with a high SPF every day and avoiding prolonged exposure to direct sunlight reduces UV damage and the development of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots.
By limiting sun exposure, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, young people know that this improves their chances of keeping their youthful looks for longer.
Advances in Plastic Surgery
As plastic surgeons continue to advance their skills, knowledge, and use continually evolving technology, facelifts are becoming less invasive, delivering natural, long-lasting results with less downtime.
These improvements in facelift surgery mean that the recovery period is less of an obstacle for young people coping with busy and demanding careers, so it’s becoming more popular to consider the procedure earlier in life rather than later.
Better-Now-Than-Later for that Facelift
There are several good reasons why this better-now-than-later attitude is becoming popular with younger candidates, and here are just a few:
- Getting that facelift while the skin is still naturally elastic yields the best results.
- Family genetics can lead to droopy jowls and sagging cheeks, which can be more easily corrected while still young.
- A modern facelift can last a decade, and by getting the procedure done early, young people can enjoy the full benefits for a longer time.
- For younger people, there is a quicker recovery and less downtime.
The first signs of facial aging start to appear in our thirties. Before considering a facelift, non-surgical, injectable hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Perlane® and Restylane®, are popular options administered by Lesley Tennant, our aesthetic nurse injector. Any of these might be the perfect first step to minimizing wrinkles and fine lines.
While these injections relax the muscles for 4-6 months with each treatment, wrinkles are prevented from worsening because the movements that create them don’t occur, effectively slowing down the aging process.
Contact Us For Your Youth-Preserving Facelift
If you’re interested in discovering more about why facelifts are growing in popularity with young people, either call (604) 522-5199 or schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Eric Pugash at Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery.