A facelift is a plastic surgery that turns back the clock on time and corrects signs of aging in the lower third of the face. Once you come out of surgery and your final results set in, you may look a decade younger. Unfortunately, while a facelift corrects the aging you’ve already experienced, it does not stop it all together.
While you will continue aging after surgery, even after a decade you should have fewer signs of aging than had you not never gotten the facelift. To supplement results and promote longevity, some patients choose to get fillers or procedures like chemical peels to keep their skin healthy and volumized. This can slow down aging.
After a decade or so, some patients may seek another facelift or mini facelift. This will largely depend on how your face ages after surgery. In these cases, the second surgery is normally easier and corrects less than the original one. Many patients will never need another surgery, either because the condition of their face does not require it, or because a facelift is not viable past a certain age or with health problems that advance or develop.
Generally, patients continue to look younger than those of similar ages that did not have a facelift. Even if the hands of time cannot be stopped, it is possible to slow down the aging process and look younger for the rest of your life. To schedule a consultation with Seattle plastic surgeon, Dr. Santos, call us at 206-324-1120 or contact us online.