How Long Will My Facial Plastic Surgery Last?

By Dr. Christopher Cote and Dr. Nicolette Picerno on July 12, 2021 under Facelift

How Long Will My Facial Plastic Surgery Last?

Deciding to undergo facial plastic surgery, whether going for a full face, brow and eye lift or just opting for a single procedure, is a huge decision. As you think through various factors such as costs, techniques, and results, you’ll probably get to the point where you ask yourself, “Is this procedure worth it?”

One major part of answering this question is how long your results will last. And while no plastic surgery can effectively halt the process of aging, many can turn back the clock a decade or more.

How Long Do Facelifts Last?

One of the most common facial plastic surgeries, facelifts are a highly effective way to get rid of wrinkles and folds throughout the mid-face, often resulting in a highly rejuvenated appearance that patients say makes them look 10 years younger.

Facelifts accomplish this by removing excess skin, removing or redistributing slouching pockets of fat, and restructuring the underlying muscle layer. What they cannot do, however, is prevent future wrinkles from forming due to muscle movement, sun damage, or collagen loss. So, at the end of the day, facelifts provide long-lasting anti-aging benefits, but not permanent ones.

The gold standard for long-lasting facelifts is deep plane facelifts. This technique not only removes excess skin but also addresses the underlying muscle layer to properly reattach to the skin in a way that looks totally natural and allows the skin to be more resilient after healing.

Non-Surgical Results With Renuvion

For those people who are unwilling or unsuited for surgical facial rejuvenation, we offer a highly effective, minimally invasive treatment to tighten skin and provide a lifting effect without the long recovery time needed for a facelift. Our seamless facelift uses Renuvion’s dual-thermal technology to lift the tissues of the face to eliminate wrinkles and tighten skin.

Although it offers many benefits, the cons of non-surgical facial rejuvenation are that the results do not last as long as surgical techniques. So while you can enjoy real benefits, you will likely need further treatment in the future to maintain your results over time.

How Long Do Nose Jobs Last?

Nose jobs, called rhinoplasties, change the shape (and sometimes function) of the nose by removing or adding cartilage and skin, and adjusting their distribution throughout the nose. One major factor in how long a rhinoplasty lasts is the structural integrity of the altered nose. Depending on a person’s specific facial anatomy and desired results, the tip of the nose can droop and sag over time, which is why a structural rhinoplasty, in which material is added to the nose for support, is recommended to reinforce certain areas that are prone to falling with age.

Other issues that can shorten the life span of rhinoplasty are sun damage, loss of collagen, and the unstoppable effects of aging. The nose is the most sun-exposed part of the body and can experience significant changes in skin thickness and elasticity without proper sun care.

Tips on Maintaining Plastic Surgery Results

With sun damage, constant muscle movement, and even your genetics all contributing to the appearance of wrinkles and pigmentation, there are things you can do to help prevent the signs of aging from harming the results of facial surgery. These include:

  • Wearing sunscreen constantly and reapplying when outside for long periods of time
  • Avoiding sun exposure and wearing sun-blocking clothing when possible
  • Getting regular exercise
  • Using high-quality cleansers, moisturizers, and anti-aging products that have proven active ingredients
  • Quitting smoking
  • Eating a balanced, nutritious diet
  • Following our surgeons’ instructions carefully for after-surgery care of your treatment area and scars

Facial Cosmetic Surgery in Denver, Lone Tree, CO

When performed by highly qualified specialists like the plastic surgeons at FacesFirst, facial surgery can be an excellent solution for the long-term results of many different procedures. When it comes to picking a procedure for facial rejuvenation, there’s no “best” answer for every person. Different people have different priorities, which is why we encourage patients to keep an open mind when it comes to which procedure is right for them.

To learn more during a medical examination, call one of our convenient office locations or contact us online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Picerno or Dr. Cote today!