Many patients believe a facelift delivers permanent results, but that is simply not the case. To understand how long a patient should expect their facelift results to last, it is important to consult with an expert facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon like Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles.
Dr. Azizzadeh is a highly trained and experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who knows the ins and outs of facelift surgery. He performs in-depth facelift procedures designed to help patients achieve the optimal results. Dr. Azizzadeh also provides tips and recommendations to ensure a patient can maintain their facelift surgery results long after treatment.
How Long Does a Regular Facelift Last?
A regular facelift delivers results that last about 10 years. The effectiveness of a regular facelift varies based on several factors, including:
A facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon should tailor a facelift to their patient. Otherwise, a patient cannot achieve the full results of treatment.
Dr. Azizzadeh crafts a custom facelift treatment plan to accommodate his patient. This plan accounts for his patient’s facial features and ways to ensure these features bring balance to the facial appearance. With a plan in place, Dr. Azizzadeh can perform a facelift designed to ensure that his patient can enjoy the results of treatment for 10 years or longer.
2. Surgery Technique
During a facelift, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon may use an incision that extends from a patient’s temples to the lower scalp. Or, other surgery techniques involve a small incision that begins around the hairline and wraps around the front of a patient’s ear or a neck lift incision that runs from the front of the ear lobe to the lower scalp.
The surgery technique used during a facelift depends on the surgeon performing the procedure, and it can impact the overall results of treatment. But, an incision is required, as this enables the surgeon to elevate the facial skin, tighten the underlying tissue and muscles, and sculpt, remove, or redistribute fat accordingly.
Dr. Azizzadeh uses modern and advanced facelift surgery techniques. He understands the importance of personalizing a facelift to his patient, and as such, determines which technique can be used to safely perform the surgery and help the patient achieve their requested results.
On average, facelift recovery takes a few weeks. During this time, a patient may experience bruising, swelling, and mild to moderate pain. These issues will eventually subside, to a point where a patient can resume work, school, and other everyday activities. Within about six to eight weeks of a facelift, a patient will fully heal.
Patients who follow the postoperative instructions provided by their facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon are well-equipped to prolong the results of their facelift. Dr. Azizzadeh typically recommends patients keep their head elevated, clean their incisions, and keep their incisions out of direct sunlight as much as possible immediately following a facelift. These represent only a few of the recommendations that Dr. Azizzadeh provides to help his patients lengthen their facelift surgery results.
How Long Does a Mini Facelift Last?
A mini facelift, i.e. a facelift procedure that tightens facial tissue and treats mild jowling and sagging skin, usually delivers results that last two to six years. This type of facelift surgery involves shorter incisions in comparison to those used during a regular facelift. As a result, a mini facelift often has a shorter recovery time in comparison to the recovery period associated with a traditional facelift.
To decide if a mini or regular facelift is the best facial rejuvenation treatment option, a patient should consult with Dr. Azizzadeh. This allows a patient to receive an evaluation in which Dr. Azizzadeh can learn about their facial rejuvenation treatment goals and review their medical history and facial appearance. Then, Dr. Azizzadeh can help a patient decide if a mini or regular facelift or other facial rejuvenation procedures can be beneficial.
How Long Does a Liquid Facelift Last?
A liquid facelift is a non-surgical alternative to a regular facelift, and it involves the use of injectables and other treatments to revitalize the facial appearance. In terms of how long a liquid facelift will last, the results vary based on the type of treatment performed.
For instance, Botox is among the most-popular injectables used during liquid facelifts, and it delivers results that generally last three to four months. Comparatively, facial fillers can provide liquid facelift results that last up to 18 months. Chemical peels can also be used during liquid facelifts, and they provide results that last an average of one to two months.
Regardless of which type of liquid facelift treatment is used, a patient must remember that all liquid facelifts deliver temporary results. Thus, patients will need to return for follow-up liquid facelift appointments, so they maintain a revitalized facial appearance.
Dr. Azizzadeh can help patients explore different liquid facelift treatment options. Since Dr. Azizzadeh customizes a treatment plan to his patient, he can ensure that each liquid facelift patient can undergo a treatment that delivers exceptional results.
Want to Learn More About Facelift Procedures? Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh
When it comes to getting long-lasting results from a facelift procedure, it is beneficial to partner with Dr. Azizzadeh. As a globally recognized, Harvard-trained, and dual board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Azizzadeh can perform a facelift procedure that helps a patient rejuvenate the eyes, cheeks, and other facial features. Dr. Azizzadeh can also help a facelift patient maximize their treatment results. To learn more about facelift procedures or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please contact us online or call us today at 310-657-2203.