Aging is usually a concern to those who like to maintain their youthful look, facelifts are getting more popular, and more people are being open to going through this procedure. Many people now choose to take facelift procedures. If you think you might want to be one of them and are considering cosmetic surgery, you may want to learn more about cosmetic surgery. In this article, we’ll be briefly discussing what a facelift is and how long it lasts.
What Is A Facelift?
A facelift is a selective cosmetic procedure that treats and corrects the signs of aging. Technically, it’s called wrinkle reduction. Those who choose it do so to make their faces look younger. The procedure is designed to correct the most common signs of aging on the face, including but not limited to sagging skin, facial wrinkles and folds, and sagging. It also treats and corrects wrinkles that appear on the mouth, forehead, nose, and eyes.
How long does a facelift last?
A facelift is a procedure that provides lasting results. The only thing that prevents it from producing completely permanent results is the aging process. You can fight the aging process, but you can’t stop it.
After completing this procedure, you can enjoy long-lasting results for up to 20 years. The total length of results depends on your age at the time of surgery and the way your body ages over time. The results of this process may stand the test of time, as you may eventually see the signs of aging begin to leave familiar marks on your face as you age.
Factors that could affect the longevity of your facelift
Lifestyle choices such as skin care regimen, daily exercise, and diet can affect the longevity of cosmetic surgery. If your lifestyle is generally balanced and healthy, your facelift will last longer than no facelift.
Your age also affects the duration of cosmetic surgery. If you want to keep it as long as possible, it’s best to get it before age 60.
Genetics can play a major role in how long your facelift lasts. If you come from a darker-skinned family, your facelift may last longer because darker skin doesn’t age as quickly. On the other hand, if you have pale, light skin, it may last for a much shorter period of time. The structure of the bones, as well as the shape of facial muscles and fat, can also affect the longevity of your facelift treatment.
4. Skin Quality
Skin condition and quality can also affect the duration of a facelift. If you’re not sure how a previous injury will affect the lifespan of a facelift, you can discuss its possible impact with your doctor.
How to make facelifts last longer?
You can enjoy years of results, but you can’t stop aging. However, there are ways to extend your results so you can enjoy them for longer.
1. Be mindful of sun exposure
The number one cause of premature aging is sun exposure. While it’s impossible or impractical to completely avoid the sun, there are things you can do to help your facelift last longer. To maintain your effect, avoid too much sun exposure and protect your skin by wearing a hat, sunglasses, and good quality sunscreen when you can’t avoid the sun. Apply sunscreen at least once every day(even on cloudy days) to help you avoid skin damage and premature aging. This can make a big difference over time and help protect your skin from extra sun damage, allowing you to enjoy your facelift for longer.
2. Have a healthy lifestyle
Eating a diet rich in lean protein, lots of vegetables, and healthy fats can help keep your skin as healthy as possible and maintain its natural glow. Avoiding processed and high-sugar foods can do wonders for your skin.
3. Keep a healthy weight
Weight loss or weight gain can negatively affect your skin, which in turn affects your results. When you focus on staying within a healthy weight range, you can help avoid putting too much stress on your body and skin. The best way to maintain results is to eat a healthy diet and exercise every day.
4. Avoid alcoholic beverages
Alcohol can age your skin rapidly for two reasons. First, it dehydrates your skin and makes it look older. It also destroys the actual appearance and health of the skin on your face, sometimes making you look bloated.
5. Quit or reduce smoking
Smoking is one of the main causes of premature aging. The pollutants and chemicals in cigarettes directly and negatively affect your skin and can lead to the deepening of fine lines and wrinkles around the face and mouth. One way to prepare for a facelift is to quit smoking a few weeks before treatment and continue smoking during recovery. You may want to use this time away from smoking to completely break the habit so you can maintain your results and keep your youthful radiance.
6. Cosmetic injectables
Cosmetic injectables offer a temporary and long-lasting solution to the signs of aging. They can help keep your face youthful after surgery. If after a few years you start to notice the aging process starting to change your results, you can turn to cosmetic injections to maintain them. They address volume loss, fill in lines and wrinkles, and correct facial folds.
7. Use quality skincare products
You can enhance and prolong your results by investing in professional-grade skin care products. These products effectively cleanse, nourish, moisturize and protect your skin to keep it young. When it comes to skincare, consistency is important. Taking time every day to take care of your skin can make a big difference in how your skin looks and how long it lasts.
- Drink plenty of water, especially during recovery.
- Avoid strenuous or aerobic exercises.
- Avoid coloring, bleaching, or perming your hair for at least six weeks.
- Follow the instructions on when you can start using shampoo and soap and which type to use.