At Desert Bloom Plastic Surgery, usually, our facelift clients’ first questions are about what results will look like, and how long they’ll last. The answer depends on a few factors, which Dr. Wallin will break down in-depth in the video below.
In general, you should expect to look ten years younger and see dramatic, but natural-looking, anti-aging of the face and neck. Facelifts don’t stop the aging process, but results are permanent.
That means ten years down the line; you can still look a decade younger.
Of course, every patient is unique, and many factors (both in and out of your control) affect results. If you take good care of your skin, live a healthy lifestyle, and have a bit of genetic luck, your results can last for upwards of 15 years.
The technique you choose also plays a role in the longevity of your results. “Full” facelifts provide the most substantial and long-lasting rejuvenation. If you’re looking for even more comprehensive results, we can pair your facelift with a brow lift or eyelid surgery. Patients who opt for a minimally invasive technique like the mini facelift or S-lift, tend to see more subtle results that last around six years.
Finally, when you get a facelift really does count. Patients under the age of 60 tend to benefit from the longest-term results, though older patients will absolutely see transformative rejuvenation as well.
Specialized Care at Desert Bloom
The number one way to make facelift results last is to work with an expert, board-certified surgeon like Dr. Wallin. Desert Bloom Plastic Surgery is a unique practice that allows our patients to work with a truly specialized surgeon.
Dr. Wallin has spent his entire career honing his skills and knowledge of the head, face, and neck. As such, he performs facelifts with incredible precision, grace, and artistry, thanks to his focused surgical training and years working at one of the most competitive residencies in the country at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston Salem, NC.
Our patients receive the highest level of care possible as Dr. Wallin is board-certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Furthermore, Dr. Wallin has worked with patients of all ages, skin types and tones, and genders. Each facelift at Desert Bloom is as unique as you are. Dr. Wallin will work with you to build a personalized treatment plan to address your concerns and provide subtle, lasting results.
Making the Most Out of Your Facelift
Your lifestyle and habits play a significant part in how well your facelift ages. We’ll provide you with detailed post-op instructions to properly care for your facelift during every stage of recovery and beyond. It’s critical that you follow each of these steps to the letter, and contact Dr. Wallin if you have any questions.
After recovery, it’s up to you to treat your skin and body with care. Maintaining a nutritionally rich diet and regular exercise schedule will go a long way in helping you look and feel your best. Healthy skin starts from the inside, and a balanced lifestyle encourages a natural glow.
Your skin also needs water to heal, maintain its pH and oil levels, and stay supple and elastic. Drinking water throughout the day will not only preserve your results for longer––it’s one of the best health practices you can follow. From better digestion to healthier bones and slowing down the aging process, water is essential.
We recommend that all of our patients wear a lightweight, high SPF broad-spectrum sunscreen every day, reapplying before you go outside. Avoiding direct sun exposure all together during peak UV hours from noon to 3 pm can also make a big difference in terms of lowering long term sun damage.
If you’re a smoker, you’ll need to quit three weeks before your operation. If possible, consider taking the opportunity to make this a lasting lifestyle change. Cigarette smoke accelerates your body’s aging process and alters blood flow, which can encourage wrinkled, duller skin.
Finally, supplementing your at-home skincare with medical-grade cosmetic treatments is a clinically proven way to keep your skin looking vibrant and youthful. At Desert Bloom Plastic Surgery, we offer a range of non-surgical treatments, including Hydrafacials, Chemical Peels, Laser Skin Resurfacing, and so much more.
The Bottom Line: We Can Help
Facelifts are one of the most intricate and powerful anti-aging tools available today. In the hands of Dr. Wallin, our patients benefit from the very best possible results and highest levels of safety. Our entire team is here to stay with our patients along every step of their journey and are committed to helping you in any way we can.
If you have any further questions about a facelift, maintaining results, or any of our other procedures, please don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation or reach out.
To get in touch, give our St. George, UT office a call at (435) 627-8150 or contact us online today!