Face Lift: How Long Does It Last?

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(Newswire.net — April 29, 2020) —

A facelift is a targeted cosmetic procedure that helps patients improve the appearance of their face and jawlines. After a facelift, people achieve a smoother, better-looking, and more elegant cheekbones, eyes, forehead, etc. 

How Long Does Facelift Results Last?

A facelift’s effects can last between 10 and 15 years. That period may vary based on a variety of factors (including lifestyle). To make your results last as long as possible, your surgeon will:

  • Tighten the skin;

  • Remove the appearance of crowsfeet;

  • Get rid of unwanted fat deposits. 

In the case of mini facelifts, the effects will last for a shorter period, but this type of surgery is also less invasive. After a mini facelift, you will enjoy its results for up to 5 years. 

Each case and each patient are unique, and the doctor must apply a different approach. Many specialists believe that the ideal age period to undergo this medical procedure is between 45 and 55 years old. Healthy individuals can also get a facelift after the age of 60. 

What Can You Expect After This Procedure?

A normal facelift has a recovery time of 2-4 weeks. Minimally-invasive procedures have even shorter recovery periods. The less invasive the surgery is, the lower the risk of scars will be. Even if some minor scars appear after the procedure, you can rest assured that they will fade away and become unnoticeable over time. 

Even when they are still present, it will be hard for others to see the scars because they will be hidden by hair or in the skin’s natural creases. 

What to Expect During Consultation 

The plastic surgeon will address all your questions during the first consultation. The specialist will then provide you with all the necessary details and insights regarding the things you should expect to happen before the procedure, during it, and after the surgery. With his or her help, you will be able to create realistic and achievable expectations. 

The Costs of a Facelift Procedure 

The total cost of a facelift surgery might vary depending on multiple factors involved in the procedure:

  • Medical consultations and examinations;

  • Anesthesia expenses;

  • Surgeon’s fees, etc. 

After an in-depth discussion with your surgeon, you will also receive an estimated cost. Normally, every surgery comes customized to suit the patient’s needs. 

Who Can Get a Facelift?

Both men and women can benefit from a facelift. If they have enough skin laxity around their cheek, eyes, and forehead area to make this surgery worthwhile, then they should definitely consider getting a facelift. Typical physical characteristics are skin laxity, an unclear cheek line, excess fat, etc. 

Ideally, patients must be healthy but, as long as they choose a minimally-invasive procedure, some medical conditions are accepted by the plastic surgeon (as long as they don’t impact the recovery process). 

Do Patients Have to Redo Their Facelifts?

Normally, facelifts don’t need a revision. Whether you choose to redo it or not, the final decision is all yours, based on your personal preferences. 

You should keep one thing in mind: a facelift makes you look younger, but that doesn’t mean that your appearance will not continue to suffer minor changes caused by the aging process. These cosmetic procedures minimize or slow them down. 

Facelifts are an effective way to extend your youthful appearance and improve how you look. After a facelift, you may feel a bit tight or stiff, but those feelings typically go away in just a couple of days. As far as the length of the procedure, facelifts typically take on to several hours, depending on the extent of the procedure.