How Long Do Results Last After Facelift Surgery?
Facelift surgery can help you look years, if not decades, younger–but for how long? This is a question many people ask when considering the procedure. The results from a facelift are typically long-lasting, but it is important to keep in mind that your face will continue to age. When you undergo a facelift, you are setting yourself up for a more graceful aging process, as you will always appear younger than you would have without the surgery.
Well-known for his expertise on facial aging, Dr. W. Matthew White reveals that several factors can affect the longevity of your facelift results. This includes:
- Genetics: Some patients may show signs of aging sooner than others.
- The Age at Which You Undergo Surgery: Studies have shown that younger patients tend to have better and more longer-lasting results, due to having more elastic skin. So the ideal time to consider a lift would be in your late 40’s, 50’s or 60’s; rather than in your 80’s. Don’t wait too long.
- Condition of Skin at the Time of Surgery: Healthy skin tends to retain the positive effects of a facelift longer than those with sun damage, a history of smoking, or prematurely aged skin.
- Technique Employed: Addressing underlying tissues, as opposed to just pulling the skin tight, can significantly give the results much more lasting longevity.
- Skill of the Surgeon: An experienced, board-certified facial plastic surgeon can provide the most beautiful, natural-looking results based on your individual goals and needs.
While all of these factors can influence the long-term outcome of your facelift, Dr. White has helped patients achieve results that last for 10 to 15 years. The results of facelift never really “expire”, but our faces do continue to age as we go through life.
Feel free to browse through our gallery for before-and-after pictures of patients who have undergone facelift surgery with Dr. White. If you would like more information about how different techniques can affect your results, stay tuned for our next blog post comparing a full facelift with the mini facelift and mid facelift. To schedule your consultation with Dr. White, please contact us today!