How long does a facelift last?


The answer depends on the type of facelift performed. In my opinion, the longest longevity is achieved with facelifts that address not only the skin, but more importantly the muscular layer of tissue beneath the skin (SMAS layer). SMAS stands for superficial musculoaponeurotic system. This layer of tissue is responsible for the age related changes we see in the midface/neck/jaw. By raising this layer and repositioning it, a long-lasting facelift can be achieved. I would expect the results of such a facelift to last up to 8-10 years. Of course, everyone is different. Sun-loving smokers may not experience such lasting effects.

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