Facelift surgery is one of the most requested facial plastic surgery procedures for both men and women. These procedures can reduce the signs of aging, such as sagging skin and wrinkles. One common question many people have about facelifts is how long the results will last. The answer to this question can depend on several factors, including the type of facelift performed, the quality of the skin, and the patient’s lifestyle habits. It also depends on the plastic surgeon who performs the procedure and his or her skill set.
Types of Facelifts
There are several different types of facelifts, each with its own unique approach to addressing the signs of aging. A traditional facelift, for example, involves making incisions around the ears and lifting and tightening the underlying tissues and muscles. On the other hand, a mini facelift is a less invasive procedure that targets specific areas of the face, such as the jowls or neck. The specific type of facelift that is performed can impact how long the results will last.
Deep plane facelifts are the platinum standard for longevity and a natural appearance. Dr. Ben Stong utilizes deep plane facelifts for patients with extensive skin and tissue sagging to achieve a youthful appearance to the mid and lower face as well as the upper neck area. The skill of the plastic surgeon and the techniques used have a significant impact on how long facelift results will last.
Skin Quality and Lifestyle Factors
Another important factor that can influence a facelift’s longevity is the skin’s quality. Patients with healthy, elastic skin may have longer-lasting results than those with thin or sun-damaged skin. Additionally, patients who take good care of their skin after their facelift by avoiding excessive sun exposure and using moisturizers and other skincare products may be able to extend the life of their results.
Lifestyle habits can also play a role in how long a facelift lasts. Smoking, for example, can contribute to the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin, which can cause the skin to sag and lose its elasticity more quickly. Poor diet and lack of exercise can also contribute to premature aging and reduced skin quality.
Most patients can expect their facelift results to last between five and ten years. However, some patients may experience longer-lasting results due to the type of procedure or skill of their plastic surgeon., while others may see their results fade more quickly due to skin quality or lifestyle factors. It is important to discuss your expectations and concerns with your plastic surgeon before undergoing a facelift so that you can make an informed decision about whether the procedure is right for you.
To learn more about how a facelift can help you look more like your younger self, contact our team at Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC. Dr. Ben Stong is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in deep-plane facelifts that can last ten years or longer. Call our Atlanta, GA, office to schedule a facelift consultation.
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