Many of my Houston facelift patients will ask how long their facelift will last after surgery. This truly depends on the age of the patient, type of facelift performed, and environmental factors after the facelift. The deep plane facelift where ligamentous attachments to the SMAS are released and the SMAS and platysma are resuspended will allow for a longer lasting facelift. Younger patients with better elasticity to their skin and soft tissues will contract more and sag less over time after resuspension. Avoiding smoking and sun exposure are important while using collagen stimulating retinols and maintaining good collagen deposition with other modalities such as microneedling will help as well.
Dr. Funk performs facelift surgery in Houston.