Turning Back the Clock with a Facelift

Feeling nostalgic for your former face? Dr. Konstantin can help.

Ah, the good old days. When everything was simply perfect. Just ask your grandmother– the grass was greener, the sun shined brighter, and all the kids were above average. If only we could turn back the clock to those beautiful times!

If this is something you’ve ever dreamt of, we have good news for you. While we can’t change the grass or the sun, here at Dr. Konstantin’s practice, we can reset the clock in another way. If you are in your 40s-60s and are starting to long for the vibrant look of your 30s, your dream just might come true. A facial rejuvenation procedure is as close to a time machine as one can get.

How many years does a facelift take off of the face?

The perception of age depends on multiple factors such as skin quality and texture, of the facial contour, and apparent skin laxity. The average amount of time a facelift takes off of the face is between 10-15 years.

But while a facelift turns back the clock, it unfortunately does not stop the clock; you will continue to age after your procedure. The good news is that you will still appear those same ten-fifteen years younger.

How can I make my facelift results last longer?

With a facelift making you look 10-15 years younger, one would expect the results to last for at least those 10-15 years. However, in reality, your results may very well outlast that time frame. While the face will continue to age after a rejuvenation surgery, one would still look far younger than their peers who had never had a similar procedure.

Even when the aging process overtakes the rejuvenating effects of a facelift after the allotted years, many people still feel that they look years younger than their peers who have never had a similar procedure. Therefore, these patients will often decide against pursuing another rejuvenation treatment. That being said, one can see why most people do only one, or at most, two, facelifts in their lifetime as opposed to three or four, as was commonplace in the past. This is due to new and improved surgical techniques that allow long-lasting results requiring far less surgery.

In addition, to increase longevity of the facelift, one can further enhance the rejuvenating effect of the surgery by continuing to engage in further self-improvement. There are ways to ensure your results reach their full potential and maintain them as the years pass. Looking after your general health is key to preserving facelift results. Patients should refrain from smoking, limit their exposure to the sun, regularly exercise, hydrate, follow a balanced diet, and maintain emotional health. This will go a long way to help you look youthful (and not to mention, to help you feel good about yourself every day!).

Aside from general health guidelines, there are other cosmetic treatments that you may be able to add to your facelift. Injectables are another choice for those who wish to refresh their faces after the results from their facelifts begin to wear off. Options like BOTOX and dermal fillers like Juvederm are quick and non-invasive yet effective in maintaining your youthful appearance.

Ready to turn back your own clock? To schedule a consultation for a facelift, contact Dr. Konstantin’s practice in Manhattan today. For more content from Manhattan’s favorite facelift expert, visit him on Instagram and YouTube.

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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.