How Long Does a Facelift Last?

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Getting a facelift is one of the best ways that you can preserve your youth for the long run and roll back the clock on deep wrinkles and sagging skin. At Salas Plastic Surgery in Miami, Florida, we understand that aging and gravity can sometimes cause unwanted changes in your face. That’s why we offer innovative treatment plans to help you look your most flawless.

How Long Does a Facelift Last?

Generally, a facelift will last for ten years, although everyone is different. Check with our team to see what you can realistically expect. Fortunately, there are plenty of things that you can do to help keep your results for longer. Take these steps after your treatment, and there’s a good chance that you will reap the beautiful rewards of your treatment in the long run:

Limit Sun Exposure

Excessive sun exposure ages our skin dramatically, so practicing smart skincare and staying out of harmful rays can help you preserve your treatment and help to keep your skin as youthful as possible. One of the best ways to do this is to apply sunscreen every day and even reapply it during the day if you live in a hot climate. Many skincare products have sunscreen built right in, but it’s a good idea to double up if you’re planning on being outside.

You can also shield your skin from the sun by wearing a hat and sunglasses, which prevent squinting and may lead to fewer crows feet or forehead lines over time.

Smart Skincare Routine

A smart skincare routine is a fantastic way to preserve your skin. There are plenty of products on the market for just about every skin type, so find out what works for you and stick with it. If you use products with anti-aging components in them, specifically retinol, make sure you are extra careful about being out in the sun.

Always cleanse and moisturize your face in the morning and at night, and treat yourself to some pampering treatments from time to time. Facials, masks, and other skincare goodies can really help to preserve your face.

Healthy Diet

We are what we eat! Having a healthy diet is one of the best ways that you can keep your skin looking as gorgeous as possible. Ensure that you try to eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables and try to stay away from refined sugars or simple carbohydrates. These are some great beauty-boosting foods that taste delicious and will help to keep your skin looking great:

  • Salmon
  • Avocados
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Dark chocolate
  • Nuts

Quit Smoking

Smoking hurts our health and can also wreak havoc on our skin. Putting out the cigarettes for good is a great way to take charge of your health and might even extend the longevity of your facelift. If you are having trouble quitting, you can find support groups and systems online that can help.

Consider Injectables

At Salas Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of different injectables that can help you to maintain the results of your treatment for longer. These are non-surgical, minimally invasive options that can help facial tone and definition, as well as smooth out any wrinkles. All of our treatment options are safe, effective, and virtually pain-free. If you’re interested in learning how to keep the results of your treatment for the long-term, we can help you set up a maintenance schedule.

Overall, if you treat your skin well and try to maintain a healthy lifestyle, you should be able to enjoy the results of your treatment for several years.

Treatment Benefits

There are several reasons why people opt for these types of treatments. The benefits are incredible, natural, and can make you look noticeably younger.

No More Jowls

Jowls refer to loose skin under your chin and jaw, and these unfortunate side-effects of aging can make you look several years older than you are. Fortunately, this treatment can take care of your jowls, giving you a more defined and youthful shape. 

Often, people neglect the lower part of their jaw and neck during facial treatments, giving them a youthful look on the top but a more aged look below the chin. With this treatment, you can address both and look younger overall.

Smooths Deep Creases

Deep creases might not be able to be addressed by other forms of facial maintenance, like injectables or facials. Instead, this treatment is one of the best ways to smooth deep creases and give you a more toned and even look. By adding a bit of volume and tightening the skin, deep creases will be a thing of the past for most people.

Natural Results

Most people find that they get natural results from this treatment, so you don’t have to worry about looking as if you’ve had work done. The end result is generally a renewed, smoother, more youthful-looking face that naturally looks several years younger than it did before. In fact, nobody really even needs to know that you’ve had a treatment unless you want them to.

Invisible Incisions

Unlike other treatments, the incisions made during facelifts are strategically placed so that they are virtually invisible. That means that most people don’t have any scarring or other telltale signs that work was done. Everyone is different, but generally, incisions are placed behind the ear or high up on the forehead, where they’re covered by your natural hairline.

Tighten Up the Neck

Our necks are one of the biggest areas where we tend to show our age. Loose neck skin can add years to our age, so tightening it up can have a dramatically positive effect on our looks. Many people don’t even realize that their loose neck skin is aging them, but they certainly notice the amazing results after it’s gone.

Good Candidates

The best candidates for this treatment are ones with jowls, sagging skin, volume loss, and deep creases, although virtually anyone can have these treatments done. Talk to our team for a personalized consultation about how you want to look, and we will let you know if this treatment is right for you.

What Does the Treatment Entail?

The treatment essentially tightens and repositions face and neck skin, erasing the look of deep wrinkles and smoothing out sagging tissues. You can expect to spend between two to four hours getting this treatment done.

You might need more time if you are having additional treatments done at the same time. We will talk about what your personal experience should entail during our consultation so that you are fully aware of what to expect. Your comfort is our mandate.

Ideal Age

There is no ideal age for these treatments. Instead, whether you’re a good candidate or not hinges on how your skin looks. If you are experiencing sagging skin or deep, noticeable wrinkles, this treatment could be absolutely appropriate for you. The majority of people who get these treatments done are generally between 40 and 60 years.

The way that our skin looks hinges quite a bit on our genetics and lifestyle, so some people might find that they want to get this treatment done in their 30s, whereas others can wait a little bit longer. If you’re worried about the look of your skin now and want to preserve your youth for as long as possible, you can practice a smart skincare routine, stay out of the sun, exercise, and eat a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables. If you want to correct some fine lines or wrinkles, you can also talk to our team about injectables, which are a great choice as well.

Turn Back the Clock Today

At our luxury boutique plastic surgery practice, we give each one of our clients the VIP treatment, taking the time to consult with you about all of your options before putting together a plan. We will explain everything to you from top to bottom so that you are fully comfortable with the scope of your plan. All of our treatments are performed by Dr. Salas, a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon with an impeccable track record. Your comfort and happiness are vital, so if you have any questions at all during the course of your treatment, we encourage you to ask.

A facelift is a spectacular way to find your personal fountain of youth and get back the glowing and smooth skin that you thought you might have lost forever. It’s easy, effective, and more affordable than ever. If you’ve been thinking about turning back the clock, now is the time. Contact our team at Salas Plastic Surgery in Miami, Florida for a personalized, no-pressure consultation on your options today.