How Long Does Face Lift Last?

February3It’s too bad that the face portrays the first signs of aging. Those unsightly fine lines and wrinkles can make us look older than we really are. Face lift surgery can help address the mismatch you feel between your facial appearance and how you feel inside.

Whether you choose to have a mid-face lift, Threadlift, deep plane face lift or a subperisteal lift, their common goal is to smooth the neck and facial skin, tighten the muscles and tissues, and remove excess skin. Like many other patients, before getting any face lift procedure, a question you may seeking the answer to is “how long does face lift last”?

A facelift can turn back the clock. Facelift results typically last between 5 to 15 years, depending on which procedure was performed and the patient’s skin condition. Traditional facelifts are known to last 10 to 15 years. Less invasive procedures such as mini-facelift Threadlift are said to last will last for up to 5 years.

Since age is an inevitable process, it is impossible to predict how long your face lift procedure will last. Face lift results differ on a case by case basis – some patients require one face lift in a lifetime, while some others need to have a second surgery 7 to 15 years later.

A couple of external factors make a difference on the length as well. Alcohol and tobacco use can affect your skin and take years off facelift results. Excessive sun exposure speeds up the aging process, even after a face lift was performed. Genetics is a key player, too.

If you are interested in learning more about face lift and how your individual results will be, it is advised to speak with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon in your area. A plastic surgeon can determine what procedure may be best for your needs and discuss benefits, risks and costs in depth.