Facelift surgery is one of the most popular types of cosmetic surgeries, but it can give many people pause to consider changing their appearance for good. Although the best way to learn more is by meeting with a board-certified plastic surgeon, it can be helpful to understand what to expect from your facial cosmetic procedure. Here’s what to know about how long a facelift lasts.

Factors to Consider

One of the most critical factors when considering facial plastic surgery is your age. The younger you are when you have surgery, the more likely your results will be permanent. The reason is simple: the younger you are, the more elastic your skin will be and the less likely it is to sag over time. Additionally, the easier it is to maintain your results and prevent further aging that can reverse your look.

Am I A Good Candidate for Facelift?

Determining whether the facelift is right for you is also an important thing to consider. It’s important to be in overall good health before opting for surgery, and you should have realistic expectations for what it can achieve. It’s important to consider that the facelift can make you look like a younger, more refreshed version of yourself – not someone else entirely. In order to get the best results from a facelift, you should have good skincare habits in place and consider non-surgical treatments to maintain a youthful look.

Is Facial Plastic Surgery Permanent?

The reason facial plastic surgery results are not always permanent is that this procedure cannot stop the natural process of aging. Lifestyle choices like smoking, avoiding sunscreen, or tanning can take a toll on your skin over time and even work against the great results of a facelift. A facelift simply rewinds the clock so that you look younger for your age going forward. If you want long-lasting results after facial plastic surgery, there are some things that you can do to increase the chances of a successful outcome. One is to choose a plastic surgeon with experience in the field and specialization in facial plastic surgery. Not only can years of medical education increase your chances of having a positive experience, but it will also increase the likelihood that you have long-lasting results from your procedure.

Schedule a Consultation

There can be a lot to learn about the facelift, and meeting with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best place to start. To meet with Dr. Howland, contact our Murray office by calling or filling out our online contact form.