Is Facelift Surgery Permanent?

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Posted: October 7, 2021
Is Facelift Surgery Permanent?

Facelift surgery is designed to improve the contours and appearance of the neck, jawline, and lower and middle regions of the face. A full facelift can produce noticeable results for 10 to 15 years with less invasive procedures, such as a mini-facelift, producing results for five or more.

Is facelift surgery permanent? No. But with proper skin care and a healthy lifestyle, you should be able to make yours last as long as possible.

How Do You Extend Your Facelift Results?

While results from facelift surgery can be long-lasting, gravity, lifestyle choices, and the persistent march of time will eventually impact your facial appearance. You can counter some of this by choosing to live an active and healthy lifestyle complete with plenty of exercise and a carefully selected diet. Just make sure to wear sunscreen when you’re going outdoors to exercise or recreate – even when it’s cloudy or cooler outside.

In addition to daily sunscreen use, you can help to get the most out of your facelift results by taking good care of your skin. This includes cleaning, exfoliating, and moisturizing your skin on a routine basis. Use professional skincare products to help ensure the highest quality and most efficacious ingredients.

And, while this goes without saying: do not smoke. Smoking ages the skin rapidly and will work to quickly undo your facelift results.

Non-surgical Skin Maintenance

You can also help to maintain your facelift results through non-surgical skin treatments such as:

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • IPL Photofacial
  • Chemical Peel

These services can be used as needed to address minor concerns, helping to maintain your facelift results with little to no downtime. We would be happy to discuss a good schedule for non-surgical upkeep during your time in our care.

Contact Us to Learn More

If you are curious to learn what facelift surgery can do for you, please call Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery at 650-934-7020 to schedule a consultation today. Our board-certified plastic surgeons welcome patients from Los Altos, Santa Clara, Mountain View, San Jose, and all surrounding areas of California.