Facelift surgery has been a popular technique performed for many years on men and women who want to look younger for longer. Even with the most recent advancements in non-surgical aesthetic medicine, there are good reasons to consider facelift surgery. A well-performed facelift can take up to 10 years off the face without altering the natural contours of beauty. However, turning back the clock doesn’t stop it; aging will continue over time.
People who have undergone facelift surgery will, at some point, notice some sagging at their jawline and maybe some crepey skin on their neck. If you’ve had a facelift and are now facing the inevitable signs of aging once again, you may be in the perfectly reasonable position of considering a refresher.
How Long Does a Facelift Last?
The results of a facelift last indefinitely in one way: the face looks younger than it would if a facelift were never performed. Beyond that, every person will undergo their own aging process in which their skin loses firmness and fullness. The speed at which this occurs varies based on biology and lifestyle factors such as routine skin care, nutrition, stress, and quality of sleep. The younger a person is and the better they take care of themselves when they have their facelift, the longer they can expect their results to last. In most cases, patient satisfaction extends up to 10 years after a facelift.
Knowing when the Time is Right
Not everyone who undergoes one facelift undergoes a second (or third!). However, there are certain cosmetic concerns shared by those who do. These include:
- The return of sagging jowls
- Sagging neck skin
- Downturned corners of the mouth
- Deep creases around the nose and mouth
Often, non-surgical treatments such as injectables and energy modalities such as Ultherapy can slow the progression of cosmetic aging to such a degree that a surgical refresher never seems necessary. We are happy to discuss these options with our patients and arrange a treatment schedule that promotes ongoing collagen production and tighter, smoother skin for months at a time. However beneficial non-surgical treatments can be, they do not diminish the merit of a secondary facelift in terms of long-lasting results.
We can help you determine which refresher would be best for your goals. Contact us about facelift surgery and our various non-surgical rejuvenation treatments at (775) 826-4477. We would be happy to schedule a consultation for you in our friendly Reno office.