One of the major benefits of a surgical facelift compared with non-surgical cosmetic enhancement options is the potential length of results. With proper attention to diet and daily skin care, the effects of a facelift can be enjoyed for up to 10 years in many patients, and even 15 years in some cases. However, it’s important to remember that the length of results varies among each individual who has this procedure, and the exact amount of time that the effects will last will depend on a number of factors. Your age and your skin’s elasticity at the time of your facelift surgery, the specific technique utilized, and your lifestyle habits following the procedure will all play a part in the longevity of results. That’s why it’s incredibly important to protect your skin from sun exposure, maintain a healthy and nutritious diet, and use quality skin care products after facelift surgery. It’s also crucial that you avoid smoking, which can have a significant impact on how long the results of facelift surgery can last.
In addition to maintaining good habits after a facelift in order to extend the results, non-surgical treatments such as cosmetic injectables can also be helpful. These procedures can provide a “touch-up” every now and then that can keep the results going for longer periods and address other aesthetic concerns that occur during the natural aging process. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Semira Bayati, looks forward to answering any questions you may have about facelift surgery and helping you determine whether this treatment is right for your needs.