How Much Younger Can I Look With Facelift Surgery?

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Facelift surgery remains the gold standard when it comes to achieving a natural-looking, long-lasting, and dramatically more youthful appearance. Because patients of all ages —including more younger patients than ever — turn to facelift surgery each year, many people wonder just how many years facelift surgery can take off the clock. The answer will vary from person to person based on a number of individual factors, but there are some general considerations to help patients considering facelift surgery determine what results may be possible for them. Here, experienced double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Jaimie DeRosa of The DeRosa Center in Boston, MA shares helpful insights on what to expect with facelift surgery, including how much younger you may look — and even feel — after your facelift.

What happens during a facelift?

Each facelift surgery is meticulously tailored to ensure it aligns with the patient’s unique facial anatomy, concerns, desired outcome, and more. There are many different types of facelift surgeries performed today, with some of the most popular being:

  • Full facelift (traditional facelift)
  • Mini facelift
  • Mid-facelift
  • Lower facelift

In general, facelift surgery involves a series of delicate incisions placed in inconspicuous areas — like behind the hairline or ears — through which Dr. DeRosa is able to tighten and reposition muscle layers, trim away excess skin, and create more youthful-looking facial contours overall.

Does facelift surgery really make you look younger?

When performed by a qualified, experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, facelift surgery can help to restore a striking, youthful facial appearance that leaves many men and women looking up to a decade or more younger than their actual age. Of course, the individual results of facelift surgery will vary from patient to patient based on the nature and severity of their facial aging, genetic considerations, lifestyle factors, and other variables.

Will I look fake after a facelift?

It is a common and understandable concern for patients to worry about looking fake, artificial, or simply unlike themselves after facelift surgery. Dr. DeRosa understands these concerns and is committed to utilizing the most effective and advanced tools, technologies, and techniques available today to ensure facelift results look as natural as possible and enhance — rather than change — the patient’s natural facial beauty. By concentrating on adjustments to the deeper layers of tissue, muscle, and fat — while gently re-draping the skin over the newly enhanced facial contours — Dr. DeRosa aims to make subtle, natural-looking improvements that can help people feel like a younger (though recognizable) version of themselves.

Are facelift results permanent?

The results of facelift surgery can keep patients looking younger for years or even decades to come, but the natural aging process will not stop. However, facial aging after facelift surgery may actually slow down, with only subtle changes becoming noticeable over time. To prolong your facelift results, it is important to minimize sun exposure, abstain from smoking, adhere to a healthy skin care routine, and consider complementary anti-aging treatments — like laser skin rejuvenation and others — as recommended.

Look like yourself — 10 years ago — with facelift surgery in Boston, MA

There’s no denying the beautiful enhancements that can be made with nonsurgical facial rejuvenation and skin treatments available today, but facelift surgery continues to offer patients one of the most effective solutions for shaving years off their appearance. If you’re ready to turn back the clock with lasting results and achieve a smoother, more lifted facial appearance, scheduling a consultation at The DeRosa Center is a fantastic place to start. Discover the full range of facial enhancement options available to you at The DeRosa Center by calling to book your Boston, MA facelift consultation with double-board certified plastic surgeon and facelift specialist Dr. Jaimie DeRosa today, and let us help you regain the youthful look and self-esteem you deserve.