How Young Will You Look after a Facelift?
Many medical procedures are based around definitive results, including many aesthetic plastic surgery procedures. However, the question of how much younger you’ll look after a facelift is a little more challenging to answer. With that in mind, here are some guidelines that can help you understand what a facelift will do as far as giving you a fresher, more youthful appearance.
Youth Is in the Eye of the Beholder
The main difficulty in determining how much younger you may look after a facelift is that age is in the eye of the beholder. With that in mind, a study completed in 2012 suggests that many people appear to be around 6 to 8 years younger than they did prior to their procedure, depending on what sort of cosmetic surgery was completed.
[pullquote] A facelift is designed to tighten and smooth your skin, resulting in a more youthful appearance. [/pullquote]
Although you may not be able to put a precise number on your results in terms of exactly how many years younger you look, facelift surgery does tighten underlying facial muscular structure and remove excess skin, smoothing away deep wrinkles in the process.
Facelift surgery addresses some of the hallmarks of a prematurely aged look, including reducing the appearance of jowls along the jaw line and removing saggy skin through the low face and upper neck.
Young-Looking (Not Fake-Looking) Results
While a facelift should help you look younger, trying too hard to eliminate all signs of aging will only leave you looking “done.” Always work with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facelift surgery to ensure a flattering-looking final result.