A facelift can take years off of your appearance. By removing bags from beneath the eyes and tightening up the cheeks and forehead, Dr. Gartside can make you look as young as you feel. But when is the right time to have a facelift?

Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all age that’s right for everyone who desires a facelift. The short answer is that the time is right when you feel ready. That said, a study in the January 2011 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, suggests that patients under the age of 50 achieve the best long-term results.

The best way to determine if the time is right for your facelift is to hold a consultation with Dr. Gartside. She’ll discuss your medical history, aesthetic goals, and lifestyle to determine whether a facelift is right for you.

If you only experience early signs of aging, you might also want to consider one of our minimally invasive, nonsurgical facial rejuvenation options. These only deliver temporary results, but they are very affordable and are a great option if you decide you're not quite ready for a facelift.

Please contact New Image Plastic Surgery Associates today to schedule a facelift consultation. Dr. Gartside serves patients in the Washington DC area.