I had a facelift 18 years ago when I was 50. I believe I still look at least 10 years younger. Am I too old to do it again?

Dr. Dean Kane Q & A 
Portrait of a happy woman relaxing on couch

Portrait of a happy woman relaxing on couch

Q. I had a facelift 18 years ago when I was 50. I believe I still look at least 10 years younger. I was so pleased with my first facelift, but am I too old to have it done again? Would I still need all the muscles underneath lifted? I am active, healthy and a non-smoker. I have used Botox and fillers with good results. A. ​Congratulations on your enthusiasm to remain looking your best! ​ ​The decision to perform a secondary (or even a primary) procedure is not dependent on your chronological age but on:
  1. ​the return on your investment (will it make enough of a difference or should you consider a different option), and
  2. ​if the benefits outweigh the medical risks.
​ ​As with any decision, there is no crystal ball but consultation with a trusted and well experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or ENT Facial Surgeon will help you determine whether:
  1. ​a skin-only lift or tuck in the right direction, and whether
  2. ​the underlying soft tissues would benefit from adding volume (filler or fat), or lift of this second layer
At 68 years young, without any medical concerns and with proper medical clearance, I would encourage you to proceed if all other factors such as budget and social support during recovery and also considered. I wish you the best!
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