Face Lift Patients Retain Youthful Appearance
Dallas, TX- Our face is the first thing others notice about us, it can give away our ages and if we have features that we are unhappy about it can cause deep-seated insecurities. Fortunately we don’t have to just live with these flaws and the low self-esteem; instead we can choose between a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures to correct nature’s mistakes. When a person decides they want to have plastic surgery, they want assurance that the results will not only make them more attractive but the results will be long lasting.
A recently published study appearing in the December issue of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, showed that people who have undergone a face lift retain their youthful appearance at least 5 ½ years after having the procedure.
Researchers from the study evaluated photographs of 50 patients who had a face lift. Using a strict set of criteria to evaluate the patient’s appearance five years post-surgery, the researchers found remarkable improvement in the patient’s appearance.
Signs of facial aging, lines that run from the nose to the mouth, and the mouth to the jaw, showed the most significant improvement and proved to be long-lasting.
One of the biggest challenges a plastic surgeon faces is meeting the expectations of their patients. For patients considering a face-lift, the most frequently asked question is “How long will the results last?” And this study was conducted to answer that question.
“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.
Facial cosmetic procedures which include facelifts, eye lid surgeries and nose reshaping all ranked within the top five procedures in 2011. Rhinoplasty or a “nose job” was the number two most popular plastic surgery overall, with eyelid surgery at number four and the facelift in the number five position.
While some cosmetic procedures experienced a decline, facelifts were on the rise. In the U.S. surgeons preformed 119,000 facelifts, a 5 percent increase over 2010. Now that your Dallas cosmetic surgeon can assure you that facelifts can make you look younger for years afterward the popularity of facelifts are likely to increase.
Though women made up the majority of preformed facelifts, men are becoming more accepting of plastic surgery. Three percent more men had a facelift last year than in previous years as they face an increasingly competitive and younger workforce.
Regaining a youthful appearance with a facelift is possible, and now that researchers have shown the results are long-lasting there is no reason to delay.
If you are in the Dallas area and are considering plastic surgery, contact Dr. John P. Freeman to set up a consultation.