In most ways, 40s are the new 30s. People in their 40s – give or take a few years – are at a great stage in life.
Still, time stops for nobody, and facial aging happens to all of us – sometimes quickly. You may want to do everything you can to preserve your current looks, or you may want to “prevent” as much visible aging as possible (by slowing it down).
More people than ever before are choosing to get some lighter facial work done now, so as to minimize the need for less-conservative facial surgery later. Most people will notice the effects of gravity on their face-jowls and a lose neck, in their mid 40’s. You may not feel that your physical appearance matches how youthful you feel, and you may choose to undergo less-invasive procedures at the earliest signs of aging.
Patients and surgeons refer to this preventive facial care in one of several ways, including pre-rejuvenation, prejuvenation, anti-aging facial procedures, and by other names. Having a minor procedure earlier in life can give you more decades of appearing younger. If needed, a secondary minor procedure to reset the clock can be performed again years later. This sequence of work allows for more-natural, less-painful, and less-noticeable transitions, and it helps you avoid or minimize the likelihood of the dramatic procedures (like facelifts) that many people choose in their 60s.
Houston facial surgeon Dr. Michel Siegel has extensive experience in facial surgery and non-surgical facial procedures for patients of all ages, stages of life, and backgrounds.