When it comes to considering ways to roll back the years and achieve a more youthful look, often a facelift is a serious option.
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When it comes to considering ways to roll back the years and achieve a more youthful look, often a facelift is a serious option. Known as a rhytidectomy, a facelift can reverse signs of ageing such as fine lines or those that have developed into deeper wrinkles. When this procedure becomes the one that people want to explore further, they often enquire how long does a facelift last? Of course, given that the procedure is a surgical one, and given the potential costs involved, potential patients are keen to know just how long that they will see the benefits.
Various types of facelifts can be opted for. One of the newer, less invasive types sees peoples asking “How long does a mini facelift last?”. If this is a procedure that you have considered for yourself, we would like to share our knowledge with you so that you can move forward and make an informed decision.
Face Lift (Rhytidectomy)
Part of considering how long does a facelift last involves considering the type of facelift that is carried out. This could be a traditional ‘full’ facelift that involves a general anaesthetic and invasive surgery, or it could be a micro or mini facelift that are carried out under general anaesthetic and are much less invasive. Other factors that can cause a variance when looking at how long the results last include the skill of the surgeon involved. Ensuring that you are using the best and most experienced surgeons will ensure that your results are substantially improved.
Other influences that come into play with the longevity of facelift results are those surrounding a person's lifestyle. Smoking, drinking alcohol excessively, and not maintaining a healthy weight are all factors that will have an impact on how long the results of a facelift will be seen for. A person's age when they undergo a facelift will also have an impact on how long a facelift lasts and those aged under 60 tend to see the longest results.
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When people ask “how long does a mini facelift last?”, they are really wanting to know if the procedure leads to permanent results. The only truthful answer to this question is yes and no! A mini facelift is a form of surgery and once carried out it is not something that can be reversed. This is one of the reasons that experienced surgeons will ensure that a patient is in good mental and physical health before going ahead with a facelift. So, while the surgery is permanent, does this mean that you will not age? Unfortunately not.
While a mini facelift may allow you to look 5-10 years younger, the ageing process will still continue. This, however, doesn’t undo the results of your facelift. Had you had a mini facelift when you were 60 and then had the appearance of a 50-year-old, you are always going to appear 10 years younger. So yes, you will age, but when you reach 70 you should have the appearance of someone who is 60. However, as we have already seen, some of this will be dependent upon your lifestyle choices.
Another consideration that is common when asking how long does a facelift last, is the need for any further surgery afterwards. At the Cadogan Clinic, our team will ensure that you are seen after your surgery to check in on your progress and any aftercare needs. This includes an appointment with our nursing staff 1-2 weeks after your procedure and then a 6-week review that is carried out by your surgeon. There is also 24/7 access to our specialist team should you need any support and advice.
Aside from this, after a mini facelift, a patient may look at other procedures to enhance the results that they have already seen. A consultation with an expert helps people decide if there is a need for any further surgery to achieve the desired results that they were seeking from the original procedure. This may include:
While these surgeries are not a requirement, a consultation will allow you to decide if this could enhance your results.
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"I was extremely satisfied with the care and treatment I received at the Cadogan Clinic. My surgeon was friendly and informative and explained the procedure fully. My procedure went very well and with the excellent care of the nursing staff, I made a speedy and full recovery. Would recommend to anyone."Eva Berry
"The girls on the reception at the clinic were very pleasant and professional. The nurse who took out my stitches after my surgery was just lovely and took me through step by step what she was doing and she also recommended a great cream to use to help with healing."Georgina Nolan
“I was treated with care and provided with thorough knowledge about the procedure I was undertaking. My surgeon was very methodical (a perfectionist) and I felt I received A class treatment."Courtney O'Sullivan
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"Reception staff very welcoming and efficient. Both nurses who I dealt with were fantastic, and the whole team (anaesthetist, surgeon etc) were friendly but professional, and really put my mind at ease. That I was able to stay later than I perhaps needed after my surgery to fit in with my husbands schedule was greatly appreciated."Emma Davies
After the question of how long does a facelift last is answered, people generally realise that a facelift will not halt the ageing process: instead, it has reversed it. Knowing that you will still continue to age leads people to consider how many facelifts a person can have. Medically, there is no limit on how many facelifts one person can have. However, understanding that each procedure is a form of surgery, it makes sense that surgeons will not continually repeat a facelift. Responsible and experienced surgeons agree that no one should undergo a facelift more than 3-4 times.
Lifestyle factors can influence how many times you may be able to have a facelift. Looking after your skin can ensure that it is suitable to have the procedure repeated. Basic care such as drinking plenty of water so that the skin remains hydrated and always wearing sunscreen can help.
Given the answer to how long does a facelift last, it is reasonable for people to consider the best age for this procedure. After all, people want to ensure that they can achieve the best results possible and to make sure that the results last for as long as possible. Although there are ages that are quoted, the truth is that how effective a procedure will be is individualised. For a facelift to be effective, there still needs to be some elasticity to the skin and this tends to be the case for people aged between 40 and 70.
At the Cadogan Clinic, we aim to ensure that every patient receives the outcome that they desired and that the results last for as long as possible. This means that when it comes to a mini-facelift, we recommend that patients should be aged 40-50 and for a micro facelift 35-50.
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