How Long Does A Facelift Last?
Typically, the more invasive the technique, the longer the results will last.
- A full facelift provides the most dramatic results, which can last for up to 15 years after the procedure.
- Mini facelifts, being less invasive, yield more moderate results that typically last between 2 and 6 years.
Keep in mind that, even though a facelift will not stop the aging process, you will always look younger than you would have without the surgery. From that point of view, the benefits are lasting.
How Is A Facelift Done?
A facelift can be done under sedation or with general anesthesia (appropriate medications will be given beforehand to relieve anxiety and ensure tranquilization).
A traditional facelift incision often begins just behind the hairline at the temples, continues around the ear where it is hidden in the folds, and ends in the lower scalp. Fat may be sculpted or redistributed from the face, jowls, and neck to eliminate sagging skin under the chin. Underlying tissue is repositioned, commonly the deeper layers of the face and the muscles are also lifted to remove excess skin and to smooth creases.
How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Facelift?
It will take about two weeks to get back to a relatively normal routine after your facelift. However, it will take a full year for all of the residual swelling, bruising, and changes in skin sensation to resolve.