A facelift is considered one of the most effective and longest lasting ways of improving your appearance by reducing the signs of aging. Although a facelift procedure typically takes 2 to 3 hours, the results can last up to 10 years.

We always aim to help patients achieve results that will last for a long time, so they can enjoy feeling beautiful in their skin without having to rely on continuous cosmetic procedures. 

Facelifts are one of the earliest and perfected methods of plastic surgery, and they can help patients with significant sagging and wrinkling on the face and upper neck look younger. 

The goal of any facelift procedure is to improve the skin’s elasticity and appearance while still maintaining a natural look. Facelifts should enhance your existing features, refreshen your appearance, and help you look more energized and youthful.

Why Don’t Facelifts Last Forever?

Some patients may feel disheartened when they realize facelifts are permanent. This is because your skin does not stop aging after you have a facelift. As a result, you can still go on to experience sagging from lost collagen and wrinkles.

However, there is a silver lining. Most patients who undergo a facelift procedure still notice significantly reduced effects of aging over the following 10 years. They tend to still look much better as they grow older than they would had they never gotten a facelift in the first place. 

The Impact of Surgical Methods

The technique a plastic surgeon uses to perform a facelift will also affect its longevity. Skin-only facelifts are surface-level, meaning they do not affect the deeper layers of the skin that ultimately contribute to an aged appearance.

On the other hand, modern techniques utilize technology that helps the surgeon alter the deeper levels of the skin and create longer lasting results. Dr. Edween specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery and Facial Reconstructive Surgery, lending her a level of expertise that helps her clients achieve phenomenal results. 

There are many options for restoring a youthful look to a patient’s face, and it’s important to receive a personalized treatment from a surgeon who understands your needs and goals.

For example, one includes removing fat from another part of your body, and transferring it to your face to restore volume. Facelifts can also be customized to target specific areas or issues, like deep wrinkles or sagging.

If you would like to learn more about getting a facelift from a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, please contact our offices today.