Are you considering a facelift to turn back the hands of time, eliminate wrinkles, and look years younger? If so, you may be curious about how long your results will last. After all, a facelift is a significant investment, not only in terms of time and cost, but for your future too. But knowing exactly what to expect – and understanding everything you need to do for maintaining your new look – is key when it comes to ensuring that your facelift lasts long-term. Here, we explore all there is to know about how long a facelift lasts, and different tips on making sure your results stay with you as long as possible.

So, How Long Do Facelifts Last?

There’s no hard and fast rule on exactly how long facelifts last. It depends on each person – their age, skin quality, and their lifestyle following their facelift. However, there are some general timings depending on which type of facelift someone has received:

How long does a mini facelift last?

A mini facelift, generally performed only around the jaw and chin, can be expected to last for anywhere from 5 to 10 years.

How long does a deep plane facelift last?

A deep plane facelift lifts and repositions the muscles under the deeper layers of tissue in the face, and can last for 10 to 15 years, the longest-lasting type of facelift.

Helping Your Facelift Last Longer

In order to help your stunning new look last as long as possible, there are three things you can do to help your skin stay glowing and youthful for longer both before, and after your facelift.

1. Choosing the Right Surgeon

Your choice of surgeon is one of the key factors in a natural and long-lasting facelift. Ensure you choose a board-certified or double board-certified facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Sam Rizk, who specializes in surgeries of the face and neck, and is experienced with enhancing the intricate and complex structures of the face. Following surgery, you’ll also receive personalized advice on how to best care for your face going forward and don’t forget to attend any follow-up appointments.

2. Sticking to a Good Skincare Routine

A good skincare routine should include regular cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing, and wearing sunscreen daily to ensure skin is kept clean and protected. Furthermore, avoiding certain facial expressions like scrunching the nose or furrowing the brow can help keep your skin looking fresh and wrinkle-free.

3. Following a Healthy Lifestyle

As we all know, a balanced diet, keeping hydrated, and regular exercise do wonders not just for our health and confidence, but for the skin too. Foods with vitamin C, such as blueberries, citrus fruits, broccoli and avocado, as well as leafy greens and other healthy nuts and seeds are packed full of the nutrients that plump and nourish skin. Your surgeon may also suggest dietary supplements. Lastly, stopping or avoiding smoking will help prevent wrinkles from forming in the future.

Following these simple tips will ensure you get the most out of your investment and enjoy beautiful results that last as long as possible.

Are you considering a facelift, or have any questions regarding cosmetic improvements? Contact us today for a consultation with top NYC surgeon Dr. Rizk.