Question: I am a 75- year-old woman interested in a facelift. I am in pretty good health and take care of myself as best as I can. I stay fit by working out, eating healthy, and not smoking or drinking. Would I be a good candidate for this surgery or am I too old to undergo something so invasive?

Answer: Every patient should be evaluated thoroughly to see if he/she is a good candidate for an elective procedure. This usually involves a review of past and current medical conditions, medication use, surgical and social history. Age alone is not a good determining factor. If you are in good health, you can have a facelift even in your 70’s.