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 NYC facial plastic surgery 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, facial contours, 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 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. Actually, your results may very well outlast that time frame. While the face continues aging 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, many people still feel that they look years younger than their peers who didn’t have facial plastic surgery. Therefore, these patients will often decide against pursuing another rejuvenation treatment. It’s understandable that most people do only 1 or, at most, 2, facelifts in their lifetimes, instead of 3 or 4 that sometimes occurred years ago. Advanced surgical techniques create long-lasting results that don’t require additional surgical intervention.
In addition, to increase the 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? If you’re looking for the best facelift surgeon in NYC, contact Dr. Konstantin’s practice in Manhattan today using the online form. For more content from Manhattan’s favorite facelift expert, visit him on Instagram and YouTube.