How Long Does a Facelift Last: 4 Ways To Maximize Your Results (Updated 2023)

Plastic Surgery | Boston | Dr. Christopher Davidson

Facelift surgery is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in Boston and around the country, and it’s not hard to imagine why. Facelifts make you look energized, brighten your face, and smooth your skin, taking up to 10 years of aging off your appearance.

So how long do those amazing results? You can generally expect to enjoy your refreshed appearance for about 10 years. Fortunately, it is possible for you to make the most of them.

Facelift Surgery Case 231 Before & After Front | Boston, MA | Christopher J. Davidson, MD
Before & After Facelift Surgery
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Before & After Facelift Surgery

1. Have a Regular Skincare Routine

This is going to be one of the most important things you can do for yourself to maximize your facelift results. Hopefully, you already have a skincare routine in place but it becomes even more necessary after you have the procedure. You should be washing your face at least two times a day with a good cleanser and using moisturizer and sunscreen every day. Using quality cleansing products will really help; the higher the quality, the better. If you need some ideas on the right skincare products for you and your skin, check with me or a skincare specialist.

2. Develop a Healthy Lifestyle

Your face not only shows how you’re looking on the outside, but it also shows how you’re feeling on the inside. When you’re feeling great, you’re looking great! You should be exercising regularly and eating well-balanced meals. Drinking plenty of water will help keep you hydrated so that your skin looks fresh. Vitamins will make sure you’re getting the right nutrients. Getting ample sleep will help you look rested and brighter every day. By taking great care of yourself, you’ll be getting the most out of your facelift.

Learn more about healthy lifestyle tips for healthy skin in this Medical News Today article.

3. Don’t Wait to Start

The sooner you get started on these routines, the better it will be for your facelift results. You can even start before your surgery so that the routine will be established by the time you’ve recovered. I will give you some ideas on how to get started during your patient consultation.

4. Be Open to Other Procedures

Your facelift results are not permanent. Your face will continue aging just like the rest of you. However, when the results start to fade, you won’t necessarily have to repeat the procedure. Other lift procedures, dermal fillers, and fat transfers are options for boosting your facelift so that you can maximize the results. These procedures can also be done at or around the same time as your facelift to boost the results right away.

Some procedures can also complement your facelift results, especially if you have sun-damaged or aging skin. Read about some effective skin treatments in a related blog post.

You can discuss all your options with me during your patient consultation.

Your Facelift Consultation

If you are interested in getting a facelift or learning more about how to maximize your plastic surgery results in Boston, consider scheduling a consultation with me. I have been a plastic surgeon for over 10 years, and I am known for my skill and expertise in a wide variety of surgical and nonsurgical procedures. You can see some of my patients’ facelift results in my photo gallery.

Call (781) 237-7700 or use our online form to request a consultation today!

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