Getting a facelift may seem like a procedure reserved for the rich and famous. Yet many women (and men) opt for this age-reversing surgery. It is the third most common cosmetic plastic surgery done in the U.S. The majority of people who get a facelift are in their 60s. But people in their 40s and 50s often see great results with a facelift.

The two most common facelift options are a mid-facelift and a lower facelift. A mid-facelift tightens skin and rearranges fat deposits from the corners of the eyes to the corners of your mouth. A lower facelift targets everything below the corners of your mouth. Both can be done individually or together.

Read on for 5 reasons you should get a facelift.

1. Your face is aging faster than you are

Getting older may be a fact of life, but many people still feel much more youthful than they look. Aging leads to loss of connective tissue in your skin and gravity constantly pulls on your face. This can cause sagging skin, deep wrinkles, and a tired appearance. A facelift can restore the youthful look of your face so that it matches the youthful feeling of your mind.

2. Your face doesn’t match your confidence level

Many people find confidence and develop a positive self-image in their later years. Having a positive outlook about yourself is an important consideration in getting a facelift. When people choose a facelift out of desperation to change how they look, they may be disappointed with the results. People with good baseline self-esteem are generally happier with their results.

3. You lost a lot of weight

Losing weight is an accomplishment. Yet, it often leads to excess skin on your face and body that doesn’t complement your slimmed-down appearance. A facelift can remove the extra skin and tighten and lift your features. You may also consider combining this procedure with a lower body lift and arm lift. Your plastic surgeon will help you decide which procedures may be right for you during your consultation appointment.

4. Your mouth appears down-turned

Over time, the effects of gravity and loss of connective tissue may cause you to look like you are frowning or upset at rest. When your actual, positive mood isn’t reflected on your face, it may be time for a facelift. The corners of your mouth can be corrected to be in a more neutral position.

5. You have jowls

Jowls are relaxed skin at the side of your chin. Loss of structural integrity in your face can lead to the formation of jowls. These can age your appearance dramatically. A lower facelift will remove your jowls and tighten your jawline, restoring your youthful look.

There is no need to continue looking older and more tired than you actually are. Get back to a more youthful appearance – schedule a consultation appointment today!