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Questions About Face Lifts? Here Are Answers to the Most Common Face Lift Queries

January 30, 2019
George Moynihan

If you’re considering undergoing a face lift procedure, here are answers to some of the most common questions patients have about surgical face lifts.

What should I expect from a face lift?

The purpose of a face lift is to tighten loose skin in the mid-to-lower region of the face. This means that sagging jowls, laugh lines, hollowed cheeks, and miscellaneous lines and wrinkles along the mouth can be addressed and corrected through face lift surgery. The results can help patients appear years – even decades – younger than they did before the procedure.

What shouldn’t I expect from a face lift

Face lifts are designed to correct signs of aging below the eyes and above the neck, so any lines, sagging, and wrinkles that have occurred outside of this region will need to be corrected by separate surgeries. For example, if you have lines across the forehead, wrinkles around your eyes, and neck lines and sagging, more appropriate procedures would be a brow and forehead lift, eyelid surgery, and a neck lift.

How long can I expect the face lift to last?

While face lifts are more invasive and require longer recovery time than non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures, face lift results can last for 10 years or more, depending upon your overall health, fitness, and skin care routine. It is very possible to make sure that the results of your face lift last considerably longer than average through dedicated maintenance and taking the following precautions:

  • Sticking to a healthy diet. Getting the right nutrients into your diet can help preserve and even facilitate collagen production, so that your skin doesn’t lose further elasticity over time.
  • Exercising regularly. It is important to maintain your weight so that your skin doesn’t stretch and sag due to weight fluctuations.
  • Wearing sunblock. Protecting your skin from damaging UVA/UVB rays is crucial to preserving face lift results.
  • Maintaining a good skin care routine. Taking care of your skin through consistent gentle cleansing, exfoliation, and moisturizing will help you retain a radiant glow.

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