Face Lifts Take Away the Years

May, 17, 2013, Dallas, TX-Aging is natural process, but that doesn’t mean people have to like it or just live with it. Our faces quickly give away our age and bring our self-confidence way down. As luck would have it men and women don’t have to “let nature take its course,” they don’t have to “age gracefully” if they don’t want to, because there are number of cosmetic procedures from minimally-invasive ones such as Botox and laser resurfacing to surgical ones like a face or eye lift that help them stop the ravages if time.

finger-face-lift

Facelifts are among the most sought after age-defying procedures, but it is a surgical procedure that requires incisions and a recovery period that can last for a few weeks. For patients who are considering a face-lift, their most frequently asked question is “How long will the results last?”

A study conducted last year aimed to determine just how long the age-defying effects of a facelift would last for the majority of patients. After evaluating photographs of fifty patients, who previously underwent a facelift, researchers discovered that the effects of the surgery last up to 5 ½ years and also noted a remarkable improvement in the patient’s appearance.

According to the results of the study, which appeared in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and one of the first of its kind,  the facial areas which showed the most significant improvement were the lines that run from the nose to mouth and the mouth to the jaw.

“Scoring suggested that 76 percent of patients will still look younger 5 ½ year after a facelift than they did prior to facelift,” the researchers said.  That is an excellent rate of success and should give patients the assurances they need if they are in doubt about the procedure.

Facelifts are the only facial procedures that people turn to combat aging, other procedures, eyelifts, brow lifts, neck lifts and rhinoplasty are also great ways for people to hang onto a youthful appearance and give their self-esteem a boost. Eyelifts, facelifts and nose jobs are so effective that they consistently rank in the top five most popular cosmetic procedures year after year.

Though women made up the majority facelift patients, men are becoming more accepting of plastic surgery and other cosmetic enhancements. Three percent more men had facelifts in 2011 than in previous years as they face an increasingly competitive and younger workforce.

With the results of this study a Dallas cosmetic surgeon can assure their patients the will still look young for several years after having a facelift, so it is well worth the costs and recovery time.

If you live in Dallas and want to a facial cosmetic surgery, contact the office or Dr. John Freeman to set up a consultation and see how you can improve your looks and life. Dr. Freeman is an accomplished surgeon with year of experience who specializes in the beautifying and improving the human face