A facelift is a surgical procedure that creates a more youthful shape and structure of the face. It can stop wrinkles from developing or getting worse on the lower part of your face and can also help soften creases and furrows on your forehead and around your mouth. But just how long do the results of a facelift last?
How Does A Facelift Work?
While several different techniques can be used to perform a facelift, the main goal of this procedure is to tighten the skin and subcutaneous or superficial tissues. The face is a complex structure made up of many layers. The top layer of the face is called the epidermis. Next, is the dermis and the deepest layer of skin is the hypodermis.
A facelift surgery incises and cuts through the top layers of skin to remove or redistribute fat around the face, jowls, and neck. Once the fat is redistributed and contoured, the skin is pulled back tightly over the face to lift and contour the face for a more youthful appearance.
How Long Do Facelift Results Last?
The results from a facelift can last as long as 15 years, but it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to preserve your facelift results.
Wear sunscreen every day and avoid tanning booths. Smoking and drinking alcohol will accelerate the aging process and shorten the life of your facelift results. Overweight individuals take longer to recover, affecting their facial shape, so it is also important to try and maintain a proper diet and exercise routine before and after your procedure.
Give your skin plenty of time to heal and try to avoid picking at those annoying scabs. Scabs are an easy target for skin irritation, leading to infection or a more serious injury if you’re not careful. If you must pick at a scab, use an antiseptic cream that’s marketed specifically for that purpose. It will also help to avoid heavy exercise immediately after facelift surgery. Instead, focus on low-impact activities like walking or swimming.
Achieve Long-Lasting Results at JB Cosmetics
Your facelift procedure is more than just a cosmetic procedure. It’s also a way of improving the function of your face. Facelifts can relieve drooping skin that leads to wrinkles and floppy lips, providing many health benefits as well as a beautiful appearance. At JB Cosmetics, Dr. Bonaparte will help you decide if a facelift is right for you and can answer any questions you might have about your interest in a facelift. Schedule a consultation online or call our office at 613-369-8369.