I am a 55 and my wife is 45. She wants to do a face lift and is pushing me to look into it as well. I feel that I am too young to get a face lift and that it is a better surgery for a woman than a man. Are we too young for a face lift? Is it better to undergo a surgical procedure (i.e., facelift) at a younger age when the skin elasticity is better or at an older age when everything hangs down lower?
My feeling is that one should only undergo surgery when one is excited by the prospect of change and feels that he or she will benefit maximally from the procedure (physically and emotionally). Feeling compelled to have a facelift at an earlier age is ill-advised. The key is to get a good doctor and bond with him/her to help you decide if this is the right decision for you at this time. More and more men are getting facelifts today and the results can be as dramatic as the results we get on women.
This question was answered by Jon Perlman, M.D.