How Long Can I Enjoy My Facelift Results?

Facelift in Coronado

Are you interested in rejuvenating your face with cosmetic surgery? Facelift is famously the most effective procedure in facial rejuvenation, but prospective patients understandably have a lot of questions they want answered before deciding it is the right choice for them. To help patients like you assess the value of facelift, Dr. Moneer Jaibaji, a board-certified plastic surgeon in La Jolla, discusses how long you can expect facelift results to last.

Duration of Results

By using modern facelift techniques like SMAS or deep plane facelift, Dr. Jaibaji can achieve youthful-looking results that last for a decade or more. The exact duration of results can differ depending on the patient’s skin care and genetics. The quality of these results is equally as important. By not overly relying on “pulling” the skin like older facelift approaches, Dr. Jaibaji avoids an undesirable artificial look commonly associated with plastic surgery.

While facelift can reverse signs of aging, it does not stop the aging process altogether. In about 10 years, you can expect to see jowls and wrinkles show up on your lower face once again. The good news is that you should still look younger than if you never had the surgery, and it is possible to repeat the surgery so long as you are in good enough health for elective surgery.

Timeline for Other Facial Procedures

Jaibaji Plastic Surgery also offers some popular non-surgical treatments like injectables and chemical peels that can help to smooth and volumize your facial skin. If you enjoy minimal downtime, this may seem like a better option for you. However, the results from these treatments can last anywhere from six months to a couple years. For longer-lasting rejuvenation, facelift is the right approach.

Maximizing Your Results

To extend your facelift results for as long as possible, you should adopt good skin care habits. Dr. Jaibaji recommends:

  • Using moisturizer.
  • Staying hydrated throughout the day.
  • Avoiding the sun during peak UV hours around noon. When you do go outside during the daytime, wear sunscreen and a hat to shield your face.
  • Keeping your weight steady since weight fluctuation can contribute to premature skin laxity.
  • Quitting smoking or vaping.

Meet with a Top Facelift Surgeon

If you would like to minimize jowls, loose skin on the neck, and deeper set lines on the lower face, you may be a great candidate for facelift. To learn more about the long-lasting results associated with facelift and the specific ways that surgery can benefit your unique face, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Jaibaji. Call (619) 522-0821.