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Will a facelift make me look younger?

Will a facelift make me look younger?

Do you look older than you feel? If so, you can rejuvenate your face with a facelift. Excess sun exposure, gravity and stress, are some of the factors that can contribute to facial aging, because they undermine the strength and elasticity of the skin. But will a facelift make you look younger.

Will a facelift make me look younger?

Yes, a facelift will make you look younger than before, because it addresses signs of aging on the face and neck.

A facelift or rhytidectomy is designed to refresh your appearance and make you look more youthful. It tightens sagging skin and lifts the deep facial tissues, and in so doing, it reduces lines and folds around the mouth, and firms jowls and loose neck skin.

Today’s facelift methods produce softer, more natural-looking results, because they focus on repositioning and tightening the underlying muscles and connective tissues (learn more).

Is a facelift worth it

Although a facelift won’t make you look 20 years old again, it can take several years off your appearance, and sculpt a more youthful face. The results of a facelift can last 10 years or more. Even though you will experience signs of aging after a facelift, you will always look younger by several years, so there are significant benefits (read more).

Since a facelift targets the lower third of the face, it is often combined with other procedures such as an eyelid lift or brow lift, for patients needing comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

Are you ready to defy your age with a facelift? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Las Vegas and Henderson, NV areas, The Lanfranchi Center, Las Vegas, NV, is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.thelanfranchicenter.com or by calling 702-929-3880.

How long do facelift results last?

How long do facelift results last?

Would you like to rejuvenate your face and reverse the effects of time and excess sun exposure?  A facelift is the best way to restore the youthful appearance of your face.  One question frequently asked by people considering facelift surgery is – “How long do facelift results last?”

How long do facelift results last?

The results of a well-done facelift typically last 10 years, but this will vary for each patient.  During facelift surgery the skin and under layer of the muscles are tightened, but as the natural aging process continues the muscles will relax again over time.  While the results of a facelift won’t last forever, the procedure can help to delay the signs of aging.

Factors that impact how long a facelift lasts  

  • Skin condition:  Patients with healthy skin typically respond better to facelift surgery, and achieve long-lasting outcomes.
  • Age: People that get a facelift before the age of 60 generally enjoy the results for a long time. 
  • Surgeon skill and experience: When a facelift is performed by a skilled, knowledgeable plastic surgeon, the results tend to last longer.

3 Tips that can help your facelift last longer

  1. Take care of your skin: Using high-quality skin care products will help keep the skin firm and hydrated after a facelift.  It’s also important to get professional aesthetic treatments regularly, and wear sunscreen routinely.   
  2. Don’t smoke. Smoking speeds up the aging process.
  3. Drink lots of water.  Water hydrates the skin, and will therefore keep the face looking vibrant and youthful.

Would you like to learn more about facelift surgery?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Tucson or Sierra Vista, AZ areas, Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.dermplasticsaz.com, or by calling 520-207-3100 (Tucson) or 520-458-1787 (Sierra Vista).

How should I prep for my facelift?

How should I prep for my facelift?

If you have consulted with a plastic surgeon and booked to have facelift surgery, it’s important to use the weeks before surgery to make the necessary preparations for the operation.  But how should you prep for your facelift. 

Things to do to prepare for facelift surgery:

  1. If you smoke, it’s best to stop smoking at least 6 weeks before surgery.  Smoking can cause anesthesia-related complications, and hinder the healing process.   
  2. Stop taking blood thinning medications such as aspirin at least 2 weeks before surgery, as they prevent the blood from clotting and cause bleeding.  You should also stop taking any nutritional supplements, diet pills, pain killers, and anti-inflammatory drugs at this time. 
  3. Lab work requested by your plastic surgeon should be done at least 2 weeks prior to surgery.
  4. Fill prescriptions for post-op medications, so they will be ready for you after the operation.
  5. Drink plenty of water in the days leading up to surgery, to ensure that you are properly hydrated. 
  6. Make arrangements with a family member or friend to drive you home after surgery, because you won’t be able to drive yourself.
  7. Do not eat or drink after midnight on the evening before surgery.

Making adequate plans, and taking care of your body in the weeks before facelift surgery, will help to ensure that you achieve the quality results you desire.   It’s also important to schedule at least 2 weeks off work, so that you have adequate time to heal. 

Interested in finding out more about facelift surgery?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Brookline, MA or greater Boston areas, Longwood Plastic Surgery is our featured practice. You can reach them at www.lpsmd.com, or by calling (617) 749-2706.