Last updated on May 14, 2022
It can be difficult to feel confident when you aren’t happy with the visible signs of aging that seem to be more obvious every time you look in the mirror. But now isn’t the time to despair – it’s the time to look for a solution that will work for you. My Cosmetic Clinic in Sydney CBD we may be able to help you achieve a more youthful appearance with facelift surgery.
How Long Do Face Lifts Last?
Generally speaking, surgical procedures such as a face lift will last a much longer time than non-surgical options. For this procedure, you can expect the results to last for an average of 7 to 10 years. Of course, there are some factors that might make your results last longer, such as your skincare routine, your lifestyle habits, your current age, and genetic factors.
Is There a Best Age to Have This Procedure?
Not at all. There is no such thing as a “perfect age” to have this procedure, which means you can have this surgery to combat the visible signs of aging at whatever time is most convenient for you. Most patients who seek this treatment are at least 50 years old, but you can have this treatment at any age provided you are healthy enough for invasive surgery. From age 40 to beyond, facial surgery should always be on the table as a treatment option for you.
What Are Face Lift Benefits?
In addition to how long the results of this surgery will last, there are countless other benefits for this treatment that prospective patients find appealing. As an anti-aging surgery, most of these benefits revolve around restoring a more youthful appearance, but there are additional benefits, such as the quality of the end results. The top benefits of this treatment include:
1. Lift and Tighten Skin
As we age, our bodies naturally begin to produce less of the proteins that support our skin, which leads to increased skin laxity and loss of skin volume. Specifically, both collagen and elastin levels drop and that’s what causes the skin to become thinner, drier, and more prone to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Fine lines and wrinkles have a tendency to form on “dynamic” areas of the face, particularly those that are involved in making expressions, such as smiling or frowning.
2. Contour Jawline and Neck
One byproduct of increased skin laxity is the loosening of tissues around your jawline and neck, which is what creates the illusion of a “sagging” neck. However, facial surgery that lifts and tightens the skin on your face can also help contour your jawline and neck by lifting the skin around your jaw up to redefine your chin and jaw.
3. Manageable Downtime
Many patients express concern over the prospect of prolonged downtime following facial surgery, but the good news here is that the downtime associated with this procedure is manageable. Thanks to modern technology and contemporary surgical techniques that are overall less invasive, your expected downtime before you can return to your normal daily activities is only about 2 to 3 weeks.
4. Minimal Risk of Scarring
Less invasive surgical techniques are only one part of why there is a minimal risk of scarring for this treatment. The incisions involved in facial surgery are placed in strategic locations, such as beneath the ear and in the hairline, which allows any scars associated with the surgery to be easily camouflaged. Additionally, patients also have access to medical-grade aftercare medications and prescriptions that will minimize the risk of scarring.
5. Natural-Looking Results
Your results will be most obvious about 4 weeks after your surgery, which is when you are fully recovered and all of the swelling has gone down. Thanks to the unique surgical techniques used for this procedure, many patients are able to enjoy natural-looking results. Over the years, surgeons have been able to use techniques that have a lighter touch, which means that patients are able to look younger without looking artificial.
6. Easily Paired With Other Treatments
Finally, facial surgery is easily paired with other treatments that complement the results of the surgery. Although facial surgery can do a lot to lift and tighten your skin for a naturally more youthful appearance, some patients have complex skin concerns that may require a combination of treatments to achieve their desired aesthetic goals.
For example, both eyelid surgery and brow lifts are commonly paired with this surgery for a more cohesive anti-aging result. Some non-surgical treatments that can be paired with this surgery include:
- Dermal fillers
- Chemical peels
- Skin needling
Are You a Good Candidate?
There are many good candidates for this procedure. If you are healthy enough to have anesthesia and you are not pregnant, you are likely medically qualified for this surgery. While there is a minimal risk of scarring or unintended results, it’s important to remember that this is a surgical treatment that has long-lasting results, so patients should be absolutely certain about their aesthetic goals.
At your consultation appointment, we will go over all the surgery steps and the reasonable expectations for treatment. Good candidates include those who would like to:
- Lift and tighten skin
- Diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Enjoy long-lasting and natural-looking results
- Contour the jawline and neck
Enjoy the Long-Lasting Results of a Face Lift!
It’s much easier to feel confident about your appearance when you believe you look as young as you feel. If you think the long-lasting results of facial surgery is right for you, please contact My Cosmetic Clinic in Sydney CBD today!