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How Long Do Facelift Results Last?

The eyes of a woman in a white sweaterGetting a facelift can leave you looking years younger. It remains a popular option for facial rejuvenation and fighting signs of advanced age. Many patients in the greater Dallas, TX have reached out to our practice wondering how long a facelift really lasts.

Dr. Mark A. Deuber and his team consider the average lifespan of a facelift. We’ll then offer tips on what patients can do to make facelift benefits last as long as possible.

The Average Lifespan of a Facelift

On average, the results of a facelift will last around 10 to 15 years. It can vary from patient to patient, but after a while, you’ll notice some changes to your facial appearance that denote inevitable signs of aging.

The tightening up of the face and the smoothing away of wrinkles will have long-term benefits as you get older, however. You’ll still look younger and more refreshed after the results of the facelift have faded.

Why Facelift Results Fade Over Time

A facelift can turn back the clock, but it cannot stop time. Even after a facelift, you’re still subject to the effects of the aging process. Collagen and elastin continues to break down. You’ll also experience the effects of sun damage and sun exposure, which contributes to the formation of wrinkles and changes in the overall texture of your skin.

How You Can Prolong the Results of Your Facelift

If you want to prolong the results of your facelift and reduce the development of more lines, wrinkles, and sagging, consider the following anti-aging tips below.

Stop Using Tobacco Products

Smoking and the use of chewing tobacco can both contribute to poor skin texture and exacerbate the aging process. If you want to slow down the aging process and prolong the benefits of any plastic surgery procedure, you need to kick the habit for good.

Wear Sunblock Outdoors

Excessive sun exposure does irreparable damage to your skin. To reduce sun damage and protect yourself from skin cancer, be sure to wear sunblock every time you go outdoors. This includes cloudy and overcast days.

Wear Sunglasses Outside

Sunglasses can protect your eyes from the harmful UV rays of the sun and also shade the skin around your eyes from sun damage. This can work wonders for general wellness and your appearance.

Wear a Hat with a Brim Outside

In addition to wearing sunglasses, it’s a good idea to consider a hat with a brim. This provides additional sun protection for the eyes, forehead, and other parts of the face, which is essential for helping you look younger and more refreshed.

Eat a Well-Balanced Diet

If you want your skin to have a healthy, youthful glow, it’s important that you eat healthy. Focus on fresh fruits and vegetables, lean sources of protein, whole grains, and healthy fats. Eat clean when you can, and avoid junk food and excess sugar.

Moisturize and Hydrate

A facelift can enhance your appearance, but it’s crucial that patients moisturize and hydrate to keep their skin soft and smooth. Use natural facial moisturizers that replenish the skin, and drink water to stay hydrated.

Can I Get Some Touch Up Work for My Facelift?

Definitely.

If the results of your facelift have faded, you can undergo some touchup work in order to reduce sagging, drooping, and wrinkles. This extends the life of your facelift, and can help you look younger and more refreshed for years to come. Both surgical and non-surgical treatments can help you experience lasting cosmetic benefits.

Learn More About Facial Plastic Surgery

If you would like to learn more about facial rejuvenation and how to look youthful and more refreshed, be sure to contact a board-certified plastic surgeon. We look forward to your visit and discussing these matters with you in greater detail.

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