May 29, 2012 – When we have cosmetic surgery we may think that the results will last forever, but that isn’t always the case. If you have breast augmentation there is a small chance your breast implants could rupture or you might decide to get larger implants. In the case of rhinoplasty the results are normally long-lasting. If you have a chin implant or cheek implant there is a chance that the implants could shift. But what about a facelift? How long does a facelift last?

A traditional, cosmetically well-done facelift usually lasts ten years or more, according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. A recent article from the ASAPS also stated that individual patient’s facial structure, skin elasticity, lifestyle (such as smoking and sun exposure), genetics and cosmetic surgery technique used all play a part in how long the positive results of a facelift will last.

The article pointed out that while a facelift erases existing facial wrinkles and lines, new ones will start to form again. You can’t stop the aging clock, but a facelift can make you look about seven years younger, according to a recent survey published in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.

Even though 116,086 facelifts were performed in the U.S. last year (2011 statistics from ASAPS), more men and women are opting for less invasive facial rejuvenation. The recovery period for a facelift ranges anywhere from two to six weeks and that’s often more downtime than is acceptable for today’s busy lifestyles and work schedules. But if you do decide to have a facelift, don’t hurry those wrinkles by worrying about how long the results will last. A good facelift will provide a level of facial rejuvenation benefits even beyond the average ten year expectancy.

[tags]Facelift, Facial Rejuvenation, Cosmetic Surgery[/tags]