Age eventually comes for us all. With the elasticity that wanes with age and the constant pull of gravity, most people notice sagging skin around age 50.
Facelifts have become popular among those who want to “freshen up” their look by turning back the clock a few years. Facial lift surgery is accomplished through making an incision around the edges of the face and pulling the skin back, being mindful of the muscles and tissue that lie beneath. Then, the “extra” skin is cut away and the skin is sewn back into place.
The doctors at our Los Angeles facial cosmetic surgery center are careful not to pull back the skin too much, giving you a more youthful look without stretching your skin too far and making you look like a Halloween mask. This is why we have such a long record of satisfied patients and why we’re one of the premier plastic surgery offices in the state.
Around 15 years are taken off your appearance when you get a face lift, giving you the looks of your past self.
One common question our patients ask is: how long does a facelift last?
On average a facelift will last up to 15 years post-operation. Then, your face will have the wrinkles and sagging it did before the procedure.
There are numerous different techniques of facelifts that vary in degrees of invasiveness. More invasive techniques typically have longer last results.
Mini facelifts typically carry a results period of two to six years.
There are always things you can do to improve the results of your facelift and to make it last longer. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine will dramatically impact your health and therefore your skin. Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol, as these activities dry out the skin and make fine lines form faster. You can also adhere to a strict skincare regimen that includes AHAs, BHAs, and sunscreen.