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There is no question that the facelift, or rhytidectomy, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed in America each year, and it is easy to see why! The dramatic and stunning results that can be achieved with a facelift can help a patient look better, feel incredible, and live their life with newfound confidence and excitement. The exceptional team of plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery performs hundreds of successful facelift procedures for highly satisfied patients in northern Virginia each year.
Formally known as rhytidectomy, the facelift is a complex surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of a person’s face through the removal of fat, skin, and other tissues. The surgeon will tighten and manipulate one or more layers of the face, remove excess skin, and then drape the remaining skin over the face for a more taut, youthful, appealing look. There are several different facelift methods and variations, and your surgeon will help you determine which type of facelift is most appropriate for you. In some cases, it may be recommended that you combine complementary procedures with your facelift, such as a blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) or brow lift, to further enhance your results.
As with any cosmetic surgery, it is only natural to wonder how long your facelift results will last and what you can do to maintain them. Fortunately, a facelift can provide extremely long-lasting results when expertly performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. However, it is important for patients to have realistic expectations about their results and understand that a facelift does not slow down or stop the aging process. The surgeons at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery generally advise that facelift results can last up to 7 – 10 years before a revision or touch-up may be needed, as long as the patient practices healthy habits and follows their doctor’s recommendations for maintaining their new look.
The longevity of a patient’s facelift results can depend on a variety of individual factors, including age, genetics, skin elasticity, behavior/habits, environment, and more. While the majority of patients can expect their striking new look to last for about 7 – 10 years, there are some men and women who go much longer before feeling like they need a second or subsequent procedure. Even though the aging process will continue to occur, there are certainly some things you can do to ensure your facelift results last for as long as possible, including:
Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery offers a wide array of nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatment options in northern Virginia to help keep you looking and feeling your best in the years after a facelift, including BOTOX®, injectable dermal fillers, laser skin resurfacing, and more.
Many patients are concerned that they are either too young or too old to undergo facelift surgery. However, there is no right or wrong age to have a facelift performed. In fact, age is less of a factor in determining a person’s eligibility for a facelift when compared to their skin elasticity, overall health, and other considerations. Many patients choose to have a facelift performed in their 60s, while some men and women opt for a less extensive procedure, such as a mini facelift, in their 40s.
If you are interested in learning more about how a facelift can help you turn back the clock and give you the confidence to enjoy life to the fullest again, call Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA to schedule your consultation. Our team of plastic surgeons is excited to help make your dreams come true!
Our four, board-certified plastic surgeons have over 100 years of combined experience & work together in our dedicated, luxurious center providing combined knowledge on all procedures. Schedule your consultation today to learn how our surgeons can guide you on your journey to aesthetic harmony.