It’s important to know that a facelift isn’t permanent because it doesn’t stop the aging process. No cosmetic procedure has figured that one out — yet! However, a facelift will turn back the clock on your appearance, and you can reasonably expect to enjoy the outcome for about ten years.
Keep in mind that no two facelift patients are the same. The longevity of your new look will depend on a variety of personal factors. Keep reading to learn what these factors are and how you can make your results last longer.
Factors That Affect Facelift Longevity
A complex combination of factors can affect the longevity of your facelift. Some of these factors, like your genetics, are out of your control. However, most of them are related to your lifestyle, and can include:
- Tobacco use
- Sun exposure
- Significant weight loss
The techniques used during your facelift surgery also play a role in how long your results last. A full facelift offers the most significant degree of correction and tends to have better longevity than a mini facelift.
Lastly, your age at the time of surgery will influence the long-term outcome of your results. Facelift patients who are in their late forties or fifties tend to experience a longer-lasting cosmetic improvement than those in their sixties or seventies. That is because younger patients have better skin tone.
Extending Your Facelift Results
You can easily preserve the results of your facelift by taking good care of your skin and your overall health. Eating well, exercising regularly, and being consistent with your skin care routine are great ways to make your facelift last longer.
Maintenance treatments can also help. We recommend that you visit our office several times a year for non-surgical services such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or facial fillers.
Getting regular facials can also do wonders for the health and appearance of your skin. Consider visiting your esthetician once every six weeks.
Ready to Look Rejuvenated?
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hayley Brown understands that facelift surgery is an investment. She will set you up for success and help you maximize your results.
Call 702-260-7707 today to schedule your facelift consultation. Desert Hills Plastic Surgery Center serves Las Vegas, Henderson, and nearby areas of Nevada.