September 26, 2013 – Some of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery are ones that involve facial rejuvenation. Photo sharing via social media outlets and younger competition in the job and dating world are often driving factors for having facial cosmetic surgery. Botox,
facelifts and soft-tissue fillers are common procedures. Each one brings different levels of improvement and results last different amounts of time. But according to a recent study done by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery and published in Medical News Today, patients usually look about 3.1 years younger on average after having facial cosmetic surgery.

The study involved evaluation of before and after photographs of 49 men and women between the ages of 42 to 73 who had aesthetic facial cosmetic surgery from July 2006 and July 2010. A panel of 50 independent people were asked to rate the age of the patients both before and after surgery.

The panelists rated the patient’s age at around 2.1 years younger than their actual age before surgery and 5.2 years younger than their actual age after having facial cosmetic surgery. That’s an average of 3.1 years overall.

So what does that mean? It doesn’t mean you should be discouraged about having facial cosmetic surgery. Many studies have shown that cosmetic surgery improves self-esteem and self-confidence. Facial cosmetic surgery can improve your appearance, reduce lines, wrinkles and sun damage plus give you a more youthful look. The key to getting the best results is to find an experienced, board-certified cosmetic surgeon to perform your procedure and to discuss your expectations with him or her before the procedure.

[tags]Facelift, Botox, Cosmetic Surgery[/tags]