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What Will My Facelift Look Like In Five Years?

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


Without a doubt, “How long does a facelift last?” is one of the most commonly asked questions by men and women considering the procedure to combat progressive signs of aging. Chief of Plastic Surgery at VIP Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi, fully understands the physical, financial, and emotional investments that go into cosmetic surgery and is dedicated to helping Las Vegas, NV facelift patients establish realistic expectations for their procedures and achieve stunning, ideal, long-lasting results that can be enjoyed for years to come.

Will a facelift make me look younger?

For most men and women, the earliest signs of aging – including fine lines and wrinkles – begin to appear on the face. As we age, these symptoms naturally progress, with deeper, more visible lines and other imperfections developing. While nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatments can slow this progression and effectively treat more mild complaints for a while, there typically comes a point where a more extensive treatment option is needed to correct and reverse the more advanced signs of facial aging. Facelift surgery is a fantastic option for men and women who are ready to take the next step in their anti-aging journey and look up to 10 years younger. Some of the most common concerns that can be addressed and improved with the various types of facelift surgery include:

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Deep facial folds
  • Sagging jowls
  • Drooping brow
  • Hanging eyelids
  • Puffy undereye bags
  • Double chin/neck fat
  • Downturned mouth
  • Angry or tired appearance
  • Loss of volume in cheeks

During your initial consultation and preoperative appointments in Las Vegas, NV, Dr. Khorsandi will thoroughly evaluate your skin and facial features, discuss your specific concerns and goals, and recommend a customized surgical plan that is tailored to best meet your individual needs.

What will the results of my facelift look like after a few years?

Following facelift surgery, most patients notice a fairly immediate and dramatic improvement in their appearance. The majority of the swelling and bruising typically subsides after the first few weeks, but the tissues and other structures will continue to heal and settle over the next several months, with visible improvements continuing to develop. Once healing and recovery are complete, patients often look up to ten years younger! When performed by a highly skilled plastic surgeon and cared for properly by the patient, the results of a facelift can appear vastly unchanged for several years.

How long does a facelift last?

When investing in cosmetic surgery, it is only natural for patients to wonder how long their results will last. In the case of facelift, the outcome can often be enjoyed for up to ten years before a subsequent procedure may be needed. However, it is important for patients to have realistic expectations about their results and understand that a facelift cannot stop the aging process. Gravity, genetics, and other unavoidable forces will still be at work, but there are steps you can take to maintain and even prolong your facelift results, including:

  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid sun exposure
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Practice routine skin care
  • Undergo maintenance treatments, such as injectable fillers, relaxers, and laser skin resurfacing

The caring and knowledgeable team at VIP Plastic Surgery shares in patients’ desires to maintain their facelift results for as long as possible and can recommend a variety of exciting treatments and therapies to help keep you looking younger for longer.

Will my facelift results look natural?

In addition to long-lasting results, natural-appearing outcomes are also an important part of a successful facelift procedure. Dr. Khorsandi fully believes in working with a person’s natural beauty, rather than against it, and uses the most advanced techniques and technologies available to ensure that facelift patients look like a younger, refreshed, rejuvenated version of themselves.

What is the best age to get a facelift?

Because facelift surgery can be fully customized to meet a patient’s personal goals, there is truly no right or wrong time to undergo the procedure. Most men and women who are in good health, do not smoke, and have enough remaining skin elasticity can be considered for facelift surgery; however, it is important to be evaluated by a highly experienced and qualified plastic surgeon to ensure the procedure is appropriate for you.

Call VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV to schedule your consultation with expert board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi, or make an appointment for an online consultation in the comfort and privacy of your own home, and learn more about the long-lasting, life-changing benefits of facelift surgery today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.