04 Mar The Plastic Surgery That Erases the Most Years: a Facelift
If you’re like a lot of people, your ultimate goal with plastic surgery is to look younger and healthier—and that’s exactly what a facelift can offer. It is one of the most-requested procedures at John Park MD Plastic Surgery by both men and women, and one of the first questions asked is, “How much younger will I look after a facelift?” There’s no singular answer because everyone is different. However, on average, a full facelift will make you look at least 10 years younger (and sometimes even more).
The face and neck are the two places we typically first see signs of aging, and this makes sense. The skin in these areas is thin, delicate, always moving, and regularly exposed to UV rays. Even for avid sunscreen users, there’s no foolproof way of safeguarding exposed skin from the sun’s damage year after year. The face is also the first thing we notice about a person. If your goal is to find the fountain of youth, the answer is clear—a facelift will give you the results you really want.
What Does a Facelift Entail?
Facelifts address the lower half of the face as well as the neck. That’s right, you actually get a double whammy when you choose a facelift because a neck lift is built into it. The procedure “lifts” the lower half of the face and neck, trimming away skin laxity and re-draping the skin to provide a more rejuvenated and youthful appearance. Today’s surgical techniques are so advanced that the incisions are virtually invisible after they’ve healed. With incisions hidden in the crevices in and around the ears, only a trained professional actively looking for these incisions will be able to spot them. In other words, if you prefer discretion with your plastic surgery, your facelift is guaranteed to be your little secret.
Right now is also the best time to get a facelift. Plastic surgeries since the COVID-19 pandemic began have gone through the roof, and with good reason. People are realizing they have unparalleled opportunities to treat themselves to a cosmetic surgery without having to make up excuses for bowing out of vacations or social obligations. A facelift is especially well-suited to a pandemic because the very temporary side effects from healing (such as swelling) are easily hidden behind a mask.
Just like any other surgery, the facelift has evolved over the years. Today’s approaches ensure organic results by working not just with the skin, but with the tissue below the surface. This means an outcome that you will love, that will last, and that turns back the clock at least a decade.
Both men and women love the facelift because it not only helps you look years younger, but also infuses health and happiness into your aesthetic. Post-facelift, you might notice that people comment on how rested and revitalized you look. Youthfulness is of course a fantastic result of a facelift, but don’t forget about all the other aesthetic benefits. Health and happiness are also “built in” to facelift results, and that’s definitely something to smile about.
How Long Do Results Last?
After finding out how much younger they will look, the next question many patients ask is how long results will last. Again, there’s no one size fits all answer. Bear in mind that a facelift turns back the clock but it doesn’t stop it. You’re getting a re-start to what you used to look like 10+ years back. However, many patients are happy with their results for life. Others do opt for an additional facelift in the future, but that is something to think about many years from now. You can also extend the results of your facelift with proper at-home skin care and in-office non-surgical options such as laser treatments.
If you’re itching to get back to normal and want to look better than ever in the process, right now is the best time to schedule your complimentary facelift consultation. Get in touch with John Park MD Plastic Surgery today by calling (949) 777-6883 or simply complete the online form.