It is a common misconception that facelift surgery will keep your skin looking youthful for the remainder of your lifetime. A facelift will turn back the clock significantly, but it will not freeze time. A well-performed facelift generally washes away about 7-10 years from your face, but keep in mind that your body will continue to age, and your face along with it.
However, despite a facelift’s inability to completely stop the aging process, it can help you enjoy firmer skin and a younger-looking appearance for many years to come.
After undergoing Virginia facelift surgery, many patients choose to have more facial rejuvenation procedures performed years down the road. Some might return 20 years later for a second facelift, while others may opt for minor facial rejuvenation procedures every few years to keep their skin looking young and refreshed.
Various elements will affect the longevity of your individual facelift surgery, such as:
- Your genetics and natural rate of aging
- Amount of sun exposure and use of sun protection
- Lifestyle habits such as smoking and diet
- Various diseases and medications
Virginia facial rejuvenation procedures can help reverse the signs aging and wear and tear on your skin. If you would like to learn more about your options, please contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Desman at the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.