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How long does a facelift last?

How long does a facelift last? | Atlanta | Buckhead | StockbridgeThe facial anatomy of every individual is different, and the results of every facelift undertaken can differ as well. Many facelift plastic surgery patients can expect to appear around a decade younger than their present age, which is a very remarkable outcome. 

Thanks to the major improvements that this procedure offers, it is a given that patients want to enjoy their new, rejuvenated appearance for many years after the procedure. 

The outcomes created by any facelift can fade over time as the natural process of aging will continue post-surgery. However, the rate of decline depends on various factors that are both within and outside the control of a patient. 

The results of a full traditional facelift surgery can usually sustain for up to 15 years. Muse Plastic Surgery, led by double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wright Jones, provides facelift to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and surrounding locations. 

 

Factors that will Determine the Longevity of Results

Some key factors that determine the longevity of the facelift outcomes are as follows:

Patient’s Age

As with almost anything body-related, our genetics play a vital role in maintain the benefits offered by facelift surgery. The age of the patient at the time of the surgery is also an important factor as patients who receive a facelift before the age of 60 typically enjoy the benefits for a more prolonged duration. 

Facelift Technique

There are various facelift techniques that differ in their level of invasiveness. In general, the more invasive the technique, the longer the outcomes will sustain. For instance, a full facelift offers the most dramatic outcomes that can sustain for up to 15 years after the procedure. Techniques that are less invasive, such as S-lifts or mini facelifts, create moderate improvements that usually last from two to six years.

Additional Procedures

Facelift surgery is typically performed in combination with other facial cosmetic surgery procedures, such as brow lift, rhinoplasty, or eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). As these additional procedures improve other facial areas, combining them with a facelift can create more dramatic and longer lasting final outcome. There is loss of volume throughout the face due to the aging process. 

Volume loss is the reason for the aged having a more skeleton-like appearance. A combined approach to eliminating excess skin and adding some volume combats the issue from both directions. Procedures to enhance volume, such as fillers, fat grafting, chin or cheek implants, can enhance the overall outcomes. 

Lifestyle

The patient’s lifestyle, that is their diet, exercise regimen, and skin care approach, can have a major impact on maintain outcomes. In general, patients who lead a balanced and healthy lifestyle will usually enjoy their new youthful look over a longer span of time.

The Surgeon

Lastly, the experience and skill level of the plastic surgeon plays a significant role in how long the facelift outcomes can last. Surgeons who specialize in facelift procedures have the ability to evaluate patient need and employ specific techniques that ensure the longest sustaining outcomes possible. Plastic surgeon to the stars Dr. Wright Jones is a highly trained and well-known facelift surgery expert.

 

Suggestions to Make Facelift Outcomes Last Longer

These simple suggestions can enable patients to maintain their results for as long as possible:

  • Choose an experienced surgeon
  • Follow all post-op guidelines
  • Remain hydrated
  • Quit smoking
  • Maintain a stable and healthy weight
  • Consider non-surgical cosmetic procedures

Famous plastic surgeon Dr. Wright Jones receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and nearby areas for facelift surgery.

See all plastic surgery procedures that Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon Dr. Wright Jones performs of the facenosebody, and breast in and around Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA and surrounding areas.

How long does a brow lift last?

How long does a brow lift last? | Atlanta | Buckhead | StockbridgeWrinkles and lines develop naturally on the forehead as we age due to constant muscle movement, making a person appear older than they would like. In addition, those little vertical lines between the eyebrows, or horizontal lines across the forehead, can cause an individual to appear stressed, angry, or simply unapproachable and unpleasant. 

Fortunately, an experienced plastic surgeon who undertakes brow lift surgery can accomplish a smooth, fresh-faced, more youthful appearance. Removing the deep creases or wrinkles on the forehead, and repositioning the brow line to its ideal position can easily take years of a person’s face. 

Muse Plastic Surgery, led by double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wright Jones, provides brow lift to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and surrounding locations. 

 

Sustainable Outcomes

Men and women over the age of 40 years can usually see signs of aging appear on the face. The forehead is typically one of the first places where wrinkles and lines appear due to excessive muscle motion. Brow lift plastic surgery can mitigate various cosmetic flaws on the upper third part of the face. The many advantages of brow lift surgery include the following:

  • Enhanced confidence and self-esteem
  • Rejuvenated facial appearance
  • A more approachable and pleasant appearance
  • More relaxed forehead muscles
  • Can use in combination with other treatments, such as eyelid surgery or a facelift
  • Endoscopic brow lift leads to minimal side effects and rapid recovery
  • Beautiful, sustainable outcomes that last for up to ten years or more
  • Inconspicuous incisions and minimal scarring
  • Natural-looking outcomes
  • Eyebrow position more suited to the face
  • Few possible risks or complications
  • Address sagging or uneven eyebrows

 

When are the final results apparent?

Patients will notice a significant reduction in inflammation, bruising, or other visible side effects a few weeks after the brow lift surgery. The outcomes will be much more visible at this time. Besides looking better, patients will also feel better and more like themselves. After the patient has healed completely, they will enjoy their new, rejuvenated, and refreshed appearance. 

The forehead will appear wrinkle free and naturally smooth, and the repositioned eyebrows will enable the face to look brighter and more attractive. As the incisions are placed behind the hair line, there will be no noticeable scarring once the healing is complete. 

Plastic surgeon to the stars Dr. Wright Jones will discuss the pros and cons of surgical and non-surgical brow lift techniques to help the patient make the right choice.

 

Long-Term Outlook after Brow Lift Surgery

The effects that a person can expect will depend on the surgery that they undergo, but typically include:

Traditional or limited incision non-endoscopic brow lift

After this procedure, the inflammation may take a few months to resolve. The scarring will be permanent but should fade over time. The improvements to scars may take nearly one year or so.

Suture brow lift (thread lift) 

The patient may experience some pain, but it generally settles within 24 hours. There have been a few reports of more severe pain following the surgery. There may be slight inflammation and bruising for four to ten days.

It is important to remember that a brow lift does not alter the fundamental facial appearance and cannot halt the process of aging. While the outcomes are permanent, the skin will continually age. 

Healthy lifestyle habits as well as taking steps to minimize sun exposure can help maintain the outcomes of the surgery. The patient can expect the brow and forehead to appear tauter and less lined after this procedure. 

Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Wright Jones receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and nearby areas for brow lift.

See all plastic surgery procedures that Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon Dr. Wright Jones performs of the facenosebody, and breast in and around Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA and surrounding areas.

What is a non-surgical brow lift?

What is a non-surgical brow lift? | Atlanta | Buckhead | StockbridgeA non-surgical brow lift refers to a cosmetic procedure that tightens and elevates the skin on the upper third of the face, particularly the eyebrows and forehead. It can smooth out furrows between the brows, elevate sagging eyebrows, open up the eyes, and remove creases on the forehead.

Muse Plastic Surgery, led by double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wright Jones, provides non-surgical brow lift to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and surrounding communities. 

 

Why do brows drop down and the eyes look less alert as a person ages?

The aging process causes the skin to become less elastic and lose volume while the muscles lose bulk and tone. When combined with the effects of gravity, the upper third of the face drops down. This causes a dropping down of the upper third portion of the face.

Another impact of facial aging is less structural support for the face. Due to aging, the skin is unable to ‘spring back’ like it did in the 20s and 30s. When the facial tissues begin to sag, a person may notice that:

  • Eyebrows descending lower and losing their natural arch
  • Outer brow droops, leading to a sad appearance
  • Cheeks appearing less prominent and drooping downwards

 

How can I lift my brow non-surgically with dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections?

A non-surgical brow lift using soft tissue fillers will restore the skin’s lost fullness. This can be undertaken along with a non-surgical brow lift via anti-wrinkle injections. 

A well-qualified, experienced treatment provider injects the filler gel beneath the brow, lifting the brow up. In addition, this will help soften the skeleton appearance around the eyes that occurs due to the aging process. Dermal fillers can also be used to reduce the sag of the lids. 

Dermal filler injectables are cosmetic injections that restore volume to areas of the face in a non-surgical manner. These fillers are made from a clear gel substance that is found naturally in the skin. They differ in their viscosity, longevity, and thickness.  

Finer dermal fillers are typically used in sites where the skin is fine and smoothness is vital, such as the eye and temple areas. Thicker filler gel can be injected in deeper regions that require more fullness and bulk, such as the cheeks or jawline.

 

How do Botox injections work for brow lift?

Botox injections can effectively relax specific muscles around the eyes to help develop an overall lift in the eyebrows. A skilled Botox injection provider can place the neurotoxin into these muscles to release the eyebrows from the downward pull, and the forehead muscles (frontalis muscle) can elevate the brows without being antagonized. 

This causes the eyebrow height to increase a few millimeters, developing a more alter, fresh appearance. Plastic surgeon to the stars Dr. Wright Jones will carefully determine the patient’s candidacy before recommending an appropriate non-surgical brow lift technique.

 

How can Ulthera lift my brow non-surgically?

Ulthera is an effective treatment to lift the brows and open the eyes in a non-surgical manner and without any downtime. In this procedure, the Ultherapy device delivers ultrasound waves to a deep level within the skin. The ultrasound energy coagulates and heats the skin proteins, which promotes the production of collagen. 

Ulthera uses heat energy to target the deep skin layers, including the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) layer and the deep dermis. In a single treatment session, Ulthera can effectively tighten and lift:

  • Chin
  • Neck 
  • Brow
  • The jaw line

Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Wright Jones receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and nearby areas for non-surgical brow lift.

See all plastic surgery procedures that Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon Dr. Wright Jones performs of the facenosebody, and breast in and around Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA and surrounding areas.

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