How long does a facelift last?

Many patients may ask, how long does a facelift last? The answer is that it depends what type of facelift was performed. Patients who have a simple SMAS facelift may see result for a few years and then things will begin to descend again with the presence of jowls and loose skin. This includes facelifts such as the Lifestyle facelift or surgeons who just lift the skin and put a few sutures in the SMAS to suspend it. Patients who have a deep plane facelift should see results for 10-12 years. This is because during a deep plane facelift, the ligaments between the SMAS and the bone are divided and then the SMAS is suspended to get a better lift that lasts longer.

Dr. Funk is a top facelift surgeon in Houston, TX.

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