A facelift can help you achieve a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. However, one of the key questions many have is how long will the results last?
There are various factors that influence facelift longevity. Understanding the different things that can impact results can help you set realistic expectations and maintain your youthful looks for as long as possible.
So, let’s dive in and explore the main factors that can influence facelift longevity.
Lifestyle factors and stress
Smoking is the most important factor to avoid to maintain your facelift results long term. Smoking damages the protein structure of the skin and reduces blood supply leading to a loss of skin tone and dermal thickness, wrinkle formation and a duller, greyer appearance.
Excess sun exposure is a very important factor also, excess UV light exposure leads to protein breakdown in the dermis and thinning of the skin. Excess sun exposure should be avoided.
The impact of stress and lifestyle on the durability of a facelift cannot be overstated. High-stress levels and loss of sleep can significantly accelerate the ageing process, shortening the lifespan of your facelift results.
An unhealthy diet and genetics can have a big impact on the ageing process, how it affects the skin, and the longevity of facelift results also.
To prolong the effects of your facelift, it’s essential to adopt a skin-friendly lifestyle. This includes regular use of sunscreen, avoiding tobacco and excess alcohol, and maintaining a balanced diet rich in protein, vitamins and antioxidants. Limiting processed foods that are high in salt or sugar can help to reduce inflammation and can also assist the healing process.
Managing stress through techniques like meditation, yoga, or regular exercise and having adequate sleep can also help in preserving the youthful appearance achieved through your facelift.
Failing to maintain facelift results
A facelift provides a rejuvenated appearance, but it’s not a permanent fix against the natural ageing process. To maintain the results, a consistent, quality skincare routine is crucial.
This involves regular moisturising, using anti-aging products like retinoids, and possibly incorporating non-surgical treatments. These include fillers to address new lines or wrinkles. Professional skin treatments like peels, laser therapy, or microdermabrasion, can enhance skin texture and tone, complementing the effects of your facelift.
Surgical technique for facelift longevity
The technique and skill of the surgeon performing the facelift also plays a pivotal role in facelift longevity. An experienced and skilled plastic surgeon not only focuses on the aesthetic aspect, but also ensures the structural integrity of the face is maintained.
Poor surgical techniques can lead to results that do not last as long, as well as increase the risk of complications. A facelift should be tailored to your own facial structure, skin quality, and aesthetic goals. This personalised approach contributes to more natural and enduring outcomes.
To ensure you receive a facelift that is both aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting, it’s vital to choose a reliable and experienced surgeon like Mr. Paul Tulley. In your consultation, you can discuss what results you can expect, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions about your individual facelift procedure and ways to help ensure lasting results.
Book a consultation with Mr. Tulley today to discuss how you can achieve the best possible outcome from your facelift.