How Long Will a Facelift Last?

As the most effective procedure for facial rejuvenation available to modern science, it’s no surprise that the facelift is among the most common cosmetic surgeries performed each year. And at around $15-20k for an operation, it makes sense that people considering facelift surgery in Manhattan, NYC, are keen on knowing how long the effects will last. Well, the short answer is typically anywhere from 10-15 years, but the answer you’ll hear from almost all of our patients is “a lifetime.”

If you’re reading this you’re probably aware that Dr. Konstantin is among NYC’s foremost cosmetic surgeons, and facial rejuvenation is his specialization. To him, a face is a canvas upon which beauty is given life, and he uses his expertise to elevate your once taut canvas into a living work of art. And just like art, the canvas will continue to age while its value increases in the eyes of the beholder – or in this case, the eyes of your peers. If you can be happy among them you can be happy for a lifetime. After trying different serums, masks, injections, and other anti-aging remedies, you’ve come to a point you’re looking for a more permanent solution, and that’s when a facelift is the appropriate next step to take. Not because you want to look the way you did in your twenties, but because you want to look the best you possibly can for your age. After all, you wouldn’t pit works of art from separate schools against each other, you appreciate them all the same – and then secretly confide in your peers about how your class, is, of course, the best class.

Indeed, those of you lucky enough to be among today’s class of cosmetic and plastic surgery recipients benefit from truly being the best. Thanks to advancements in surgical techniques, a facelift today is tremendously more effective than procedures of the past. Dr. Konstantin, who specializes in the SMAS facelift technique (among others) in New York City, is able to perform an entire operation in 2-3 hours that will often last upwards of 15 years given proper postoperative care. Compare that to the facelifts of yore, which took much longer and typically lasted only 3-4 years, it’s easy to see how anyone who takes advantage of these new techniques is eternally grateful for what they can accomplish. Older techniques relied solely on the tightening of the skin for facelift procedures. In contrast, the SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System) technique targets both the skin and a deeper layer of tissue, to achieve a more natural-looking, long-lasting rejuvenation. While cosmetic surgery cannot stop the natural process of aging, it can reset the clock, so to speak, by 10-15 years, and the results will be evident for a lifetime.

The experience of plastic surgery is a permanent one, reaffirmed with every passing smile or comment from strangers and peers alike, who wonder, “How could we possibly be the same age?” The answer then, no matter if it’s the first year after or the twentieth, is simply, “I had a facelift.” You’ll soon find out, as most everyone does, that one facelift from Dr. Konstantin is all it takes to make you a work of art worth praising. Great art looks both older and more beautiful with time, and so should you.


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Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich

Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Konstantin is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in artful treatment of the aging face, eyelids, and neck. He performs more than 1,000 facial cosmetic procedures annually, making him one of the busiest facial plastic surgeons in Manhattan.

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Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery for patients throughout New York City, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. His expertise includes facelifts, brow lifts, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), rhinoplasty, and cosmetic injectables including BOTOX® Cosmetic and fillers.