How Long Does a Facelift Last?

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A common question from our facelift patients is how long their results will last. One of the biggest advantages of a facelift over other treatments is that your results can last up to 10 years or more.

Although facelift results can last a long time, the aging process continues. After some time, you may notice a loss of elasticity in your skin, and you can opt for a repeat procedure if desired. But after having a facelift, you should always look younger than your age.

Let’s discuss some factors that can affect the longevity of your facelift results.

Skin Health and Lifestyle

Keeping your skin healthy with a balanced diet and adequate hydration can help preserve your facelift results. Don’t smoke, and drink alcohol only in moderation. Protect your skin daily with a broad-spectrum sunscreen.

Remember that genetics play a significant role in how long your facelift results will last. If you have naturally firm and supple skin, your facelift may last longer. If your skin tends to be more delicate, you may not get as many years out of your facelift.

Your Plastic Surgeon’s Skill and Experience

An experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon can give you the best and longest-lasting results from your facelift procedure. Your surgeon can assess your skin, determine what it needs, and use the latest, most advanced techniques to deliver the best possible results.

Combining Other Procedures With Your Facelift

If you combine other facial rejuvenation procedures with your facelift, such as eyelid surgery or a brow lift, your results will be even more dramatic. Since a facelift doesn’t address the upper face, rejuvenating your eyelids and brow area will improve your overall appearance and enhance your facelift results.

What Are Some Nonsurgical Facelift Options?

If you’re not ready to undergo a surgical procedure, we offer several effective nonsurgical options at our practice.

Dermal Fillers

Injectable fillers such as JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, RADIESSE®, and Belotero® can fill in facial lines and improve volume loss in your face and lips. Your treatment will typically take around 30 minutes, with no downtime afterward. Results typically last between 6-18 months, and sometimes as long as 2 years, depending on the type of filler and the area treated.


Injectable treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and XEOMIN®, can improve the lines and creases on your forehead and around the eyes that are caused by repeated muscle movements over time. Like dermal fillers, no downtime is required after BOTOX. Your results will typically last between 3-4 months, at which point you can schedule a touch-up treatment.

Benefits of a Facelift Over Nonsurgical Treatments

The most significant benefit of a facelift is that your results will last much longer than with dermal fillers, BOTOX, or other nonsurgical treatments. Although nonsurgical procedures are quick and easy with no downtime, you’ll need to invest in repeat treatments to maintain your results.

Your plastic surgeon can help you decide if a facelift or a nonsurgical treatment best meets your needs and goals. If you’re ready to learn more about facelifts or nonsurgical treatments, request a consultation or call us at (561) 880-8866 to schedule an appointment.

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