How long does a facelift last

While traditional facelifts can maintain their effects for 10 to 15 years, factors such as surgical technique, individual skin characteristics, genetics, and lifestyle habits contribute significantly to the outcome.

Mini facelifts, offering a more subtle lift, typically have a shorter lifespan of around 5 to 7 years but can be an appropriate choice for those seeking less invasive improvements.

Maximise the results

The preservation of facelift results goes beyond the surgery itself, encompassing comprehensive care and lifestyle adjustments:

Follow post procedure instructions

The immediate post-operative period is critical for shaping long-term results. This includes managing swelling, keeping the head elevated, and attending all follow-up appointments for optimal healing.

Protect your skin from sun

Chronic sun exposure can accelerate the breakdown of collagen and the skin's elasticity. Regular application of broad-spectrum sunscreen, wearing hats, and seeking shade can mitigate these effects and sustain the benefits of your facelift.

Avoid smoking

Smoking can impair circulation and lead to premature ageing. Abstaining from tobacco products is vital to maintain the enhancements achieved through surgery and support overall skin health.

Maintain well-moisturized skin

A routine that includes diligent moisturisation can help the skin remain supple and may improve the longevity of facelift results. Consider products with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides, which bolster skin barrier function and hydration.

Avoid weight fluctuations

Significant weight fluctuations can alter facial contours and affect the skin's appearance. A balanced diet rich in antioxidants, lean proteins, and healthy fats can support skin health and contribute to lasting surgical results.

Why is this procedure not permanent?

No surgical procedure can permanently halt the ageing process. A facelift repositions and tightens facial tissues to refresh the appearance, but the natural ageing progression, lifestyle factors, and environmental influences will eventually prevail, leading to changes in the skin and facial structure over time.

When do you need a touch up?

Some signs may indicate the need for maintenance procedures or a touch-up:

  • Sagging skin: As the years pass, gravity and the natural reduction of skin elasticity may lead to a reappearance of laxity that could be addressed with a secondary lift or other skin-tightening treatments.
  • Loss of volume: The loss of fat and other soft tissues with age can be corrected with volume restoration techniques such as dermal fillers, fat grafting, or even revision surgery.
  • Deepening wrinkles: Over time, facial expressions and environmental factors can lead to the return of wrinkles. Non-surgical interventions or additional surgical refinement can help maintain a youthful appearance.

Choose a skilled surgeon

The expertise of your surgeon is a pivotal element in both the immediate and long-term success of a facelift. An experienced surgeon who tailors the procedure to your unique facial structure and aesthetic goals can provide a natural, enduring outcome. Moreover, a surgeon's approach to comprehensive patient care, from the initial consultation through the recovery and beyond, is fundamental in navigating the journey of facial rejuvenation.

Adoreal: Unwavering trust

Adoreal exemplifies excellence in facial plastic surgery, with a focus on achieving natural-looking, long-lasting facelift results. Our expert surgeons, backed by an exemplary post-operative care team, ensure you are well-informed and supported at every step of your transformation. Trust Adoreal to uphold the highest standards of care and patient satisfaction in your pursuit of timeless beauty.

Take the first step towards a graceful, age-defying transformation with Adoreal. Contact us to discuss your facelift options and discover how we can help you achieve and maintain your desired results.

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