While non-surgical skin care and anti-aging procedures are gaining in popularity, they don’t offer the long-lasting results of cosmetic surgery. The results of facial plastic surgery and advanced rejuvenation procedures last for years, and in some cases even a lifetime. That’s why people in the greater Dallas, TX still come to Dr. Paul G. Pin for surgical enhancements.
We’re often asked how long the results of various cosmetic surgery procedures last. While it can vary from patient to patient, we’d like to go over general estimates on how long facial plastic surgery outcomes last. We’ll also offer insight into touch-up work and offer some tips on how to prolong the results of your cosmetic surgery procedure.
Duration of Facelift Results
The facelift is a great way to reduce wrinkles and lines around the upper cheeks and middle portion of the face. As the natural aging process occurs, the skin’s tightness and suppleness will change. In most cases, the results of a facelift last up to 10 years.
Duration of Neck Lift Results
For loose skin around the neck and lower jowls, the neck lift is an ideal solution. Most patients experience neck lift benefits for about 10 years. While effective, aging and gravity will eventually lead to some sagging of the lower face and neck.
Duration of Brow/Forehead Lift Results
Lines and wrinkles of the forehead can be smoothed away thanks to a brow lift. Usually the results of the surgery last around 10 years, though this differs from patient to patient depending on the movement of their forehead muscles.
Duration of Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Results
A rhinoplasty revises the size and shape of the nose, which can dramatically improve facial aesthetics and balance. Since the surgery treats cartilage, bone, and the underlying structures of the nose, the results are usually permanent.
Duration of Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Results
A blepharoplasty is a great option for sagging upper eyelids and puffy lower eyelids. Most patients experience the permanent benefits from eyelid surgery once it is performed. Some patients may eventually notice mild issues with their eyelids later in life.
Duration of Facial Implant Results
Facial implants can be placed in the cheeks, chin, and lips to help add volume and shape to different parts of the face. Since these facial surgery procedures involve implants, the results are permanent unless the implants are removed or replaced.
Touch-up Work for Facial Procedures
If you underwent facial plastic surgery and notice some wrinkles or lines showing up again after several years, you can undergo touch-up work with your plastic surgeon. The nature of the touch-ups can be discussed during the consultation process.
How to Make Surgical Results Last Longer
To prolong the results of facial plastic surgery procedures, consider the following tips:
- Wear sunblock every time you go outdoors
- Avoid excessive sun exposure
- Wear sunglasses and a hat with a brim outside
- Cover up your skin when out in the sun
- Avoid smoking and the use of tobacco products
- Moisturize daily
- Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated
- Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet
- Focus on fitness and general wellness
- Get a good night’s sleep every night
Learn More about Facial Plastic Surgery
To learn more about facial rejuvenation options and how to look your best for as long as possible, be sure to contact a skilled plastic surgeon and anti-aging specialist. Dr. Pin and our team are here to answer your questions and offer expert advice.