How Long Does a Facelift Last?
Unfortunately, it is difficult to properly answer this million dollar question as it depends on a number of factors. While a facelift will turn back the clock 5-15 years and serve as a fresh start, results and long-term effects vary greatly. Your age, gender, anatomy, genetics, diet, and several other factors will determine how long your facelift will actually last.
First off, the quality of your skin prior to surgery will definitely have an effect on the lasting results of a facelift. If you have been a heavy smoker, a serious sun worshipper, or are significantly below or above your ideal body weight, results might not last as long.
Your genetics determine how you age; some people look young for their age and some people look older. This will obviously have an impact on the results of the facelift. The timing of your surgery is also a factor, as the results are likely to last longer in younger patients (45-60) due to better skin elasticity.
To improve your chances of lasting results it is important that you take good care of your skin, both before and after a facelift. This means cleansing, moisturizing, toning, and protecting your skin from the damaging rays of the sun. People who live a healthy lifestyle with a focus on daily hydration and high dietary antioxidant intake will generally see results last longer.
Last but not least, the most important factor: the type of facelift. For lasting results, your surgeon must be able to identify and recommend the correct procedure based on your anatomy, genetics, skin type, gender, age, and goals. That is why you need to be very careful about selecting a plastic surgeon.
In short, the benefits of a facelift are lost with time at a variable rate depending upon your surgeon’s expertise and customization of the appropriate operation, in addition to your inherent skin elasticity and several other environmental factors. If you want lasting results, take care of yourself, live a healthy lifestyle, and do your research before picking your surgeon.
If you would like to schedule a consultation with Beverly Hills facelift expert Dr. Azizzadeh, give us a call at 310.461.0303 today!