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The aging process starts slowly. In fact, when you were a child, it was not called growing old; it was called growing up. It was not until you hit your thirties that it was no longer you becoming an adult, instead it was referred to as you getting older. It is usually in your mid to late thirties that you start to see clear evidence that you are aging. Some of the evidence includes things like deep facial lines, loss of facial volume, sagging skin and dynamic wrinkles. When a person starts to see these changes, they start to think about what they can do to slow them down. That’s because everyone wants to grow up, but no one wants to get old. When it comes to getting a facelift, there is a fine line between getting a procedure done too soon and waiting too long to get it done. The best results for facial rejuvenation are achieved when you get the procedure as early as needed as opposed to waiting until the aging changes are so severe that the chances for the best results are diminished. While every person’s case is different, you are going to want to take action to prevent the signs of aging in your early forties or early fifties. Part of this process may include getting a facelift, as well as using volume enhancers to keep you looking young. One of the reasons why getting a facelift in your forties or fifties is a good idea is because you are still young enough to not be plagued by the same health issues a person in their sixties deals with. When a person gets a facelift in their forties or fifties, it is easier for them to recover and the results are more dramatic. Another reason why choosing to get a facelift in your forties or fifties is preferable to waiting is because you are still very active socially. Single individuals in their forties and fifties are still in the dating scene. Most people still have their job, and many have a career where looking young and fit determines how well they perform. If a person gets a facelift or other cosmetic procedures in their mid-forties, they will be able to enjoy the results for many years and during a point in their life when they are still active enough to get the most out of their facelift. Many plastic surgeons who started in the field 30 or more years ago comment that when they first started performing facelifts, their average patient's age was around 60 years old. Today, their average patient is under 50. What is most important is not the age when you get a facelift, but whether or not your face has signs of aging that can be corrected by a facelift. The purpose of a facelift is to make you feel better about the way you look. It is also to make you happier about what you see when you look in the mirror. A good facelift will make you look and feel years younger and give you the energy you need to get the best out of your life. If you are considering a facelift, set up a consultation at Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery in Bethesda. We proudly serve Maryland and surrounding areas. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.