What is a Facelift?
A facelift uses hidden incisions to lift the facial skin, smooth out lines and wrinkles, and remove loose skin for long-lasting, more youthful results. In many cases, a facelift proves the best option for addressing even significant signs of aging. It also improves the appearance of the cheeks, chin, jaw, and neck all at the same time, bringing a more sculpted look to the whole lower part of the face.
Many people choose to have additional procedures along with a facelift. Since the facelift will not correct significant neck issues and does not work on the skin around the eyes, Dr. Scott Holley may recommend a brow lift, eyelid lift, or neck lift to keep your features in harmony with each other.
How Long Does a Facelift Last?
Over time, age-related changes will continue to work on your face, so your facelift will not look the same forever. One peer-reviewed study found that most people still had excellent results over five years after the original procedure, and many people may see results that last longer. Revision facelifts to refresh the results of the original are common and effective.
What are the Benefits of a Facelift?
A facelift is a commitment in terms of expense and recovery time, but you may find that it is more than worth it. Some benefits people enjoy after a facelift include:
- Long-lasting results
- Fewer lines and wrinkles
- Smoother skin
- More contoured jawline
- Lifted and repositioned facial muscles
- Removal of sagging skin
- Natural but the rejuvenated appearance